ECG Testing in Kalispell, MT

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What is ECG Testing?

If you need testing for cardiac care, MedNorth Urgent Care offers ECGs (electrocardiogram, commonly known as EKG) utilizing state-of-the-art equipment. Dr. Shane Hill and Dr. Scott Rundle are experienced in using this technology to perform cardiac monitoring. With cardiac monitoring, we can check for heart arrhythmia and other abnormalities or diseases in the heart. Serving Big Fork, Whitefish, and Columbia Falls, our Kalispell, MT facility is available for quick and efficient care seven days a week. If you need quick and efficient cardiac care, feel free to stop in today.

Who Is A Candidate For ECG Testing?

Candidates for an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) at MedNorth Kalispell Urgent Care Clinic typically include men and women who:

  • Are experiencing chest pain, fatigue, dizziness, fainting, or shortness of breath
  • Are experiencing an irregular heartbeat
  • Are overweight or obese
  • Have a family history of heart disease
  • Have diabetes
  • Have hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Have high cholesterol
  • Have lifestyle risk factors, such as smoking

What Can I Expect from An ECG?

Before we start an ECG, we will first decide whether you should be visiting an emergency room for more emergent care. If we don't feel this is the case, we can proceed with an ECG at our office. ECGs are painless tests that measure the electrical activity of an individual's heart. This test will show if a person's heart is functioning properly. Using cutting-edge technology, we'll attach patches to your arms, legs, and chest that will send your activity levels to our electrocardiograph, which will be recorded on screen and/or paper. The peaks and valleys on the report will help Drs. Hill and Rundle interpret the activity of your heart and whether or not it's functioning properly. Depending on the results of your test, we may suggest you seek out specialized treatment from a nearby medical facility.

ECG testing FAQs

How long does an ECG test take?

It only takes a few minutes to complete an ECG test, but we recommend setting aside an hour for your appointment. MedNorth Urgent Care will begin the appointment by asking about your health and medication history.

What can an ECG test diagnose?

You may need an ECG in Kalispell, MT if you have chest pain, shortness of breath, or heart palpitations. The test can diagnose arrhythmias (when the heart beats irregularly), coronary heart disease, or heart attacks. Our staff can provide more information about diagnostic testing during an assessment.

Is an ECG test safe?

Our clinic offers only the safest and most advanced technology for testing and diagnosis. We are proud to follow all patient safety guidelines, protocols, and standards of care to ensure quality care during every aspect of your appointment. We also wear gloves, masks, and other protective equipment as needed.

Medical Care with Heart

Whether you need urgent care or are concerned about a heart-related condition, an ECG at MedNorth Urgent Care can give you the answers and peace of mind you need. Our compassionate physicians, Dr. Shane Hill and Dr. Scott Rundle, and their team utilize advanced technology to perform quick and effective ECGs. We also have on-site testing, private exam rooms, and more to give you quality care and accurate test results. To receive an ECG, visit our Kalispell, MT office today.

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