An ECG can detect abnormal heart rhythms, such as atrial fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia, which may require immediate attention.
An ECG can show evidence of a heart attack, such as changes in the heart's electrical activity or damage to the heart muscle.
An ECG can help to evaluate the function of the heart, including the size of the heart and how well it is pumping blood.
An ECG can detect heart defects, such as congenital heart defects, that may require treatment.
An ECG can help to evaluate the effects of cardiovascular disease on the heart, including the extent of damage and the effectiveness of treatment.
An ECG may suggest the need for further testing, such as an echocardiogram or stress test, to make a more definitive diagnosis.
An ECG can be used to monitor heart health over time, allowing for early detection of potential problems and timely treatment.
An ECG can help to identify potential complications of heart problems, such as an increased risk of stroke or heart failure.
An ECG can help to guide treatment for heart problems, including the use of medications or procedures to restore normal heart function.