Private ECG Test Scunthorpe

Private ECG Test Scunthorpe


Private ECG Test- Barnetby Private Medical Centre

Private ECG Test Scunthorpe

Barnetby Private Medicals provide a service for ECG Tests. If you need to have an ECG Test or would like one for your own peace of mind then please get in touch with one of our helpful team to book and appointment consultation with one of our medical staff.

What is the cost of an ECG?

Our ECG Tests are £30.

What is an ECG Test?

An ECG (Electrocardiogram) measures the electrical activity of the heart and gives important information about the rate and regularity of beats, the size and position of the chambers and any damage to the heart. ECGs can be carried out while resting or while exercising, depending upon the result required.

Why might I need an ECG?

You may be advised to have an ECG if you have symptoms of a heart condition. These might include chest pain, palpitations (when you can feel your heart thumping or throbbing), shortness of breath and dizziness.

An ECG can detect different heart problems including:

  • an enlarged heart that’s under strain.
  • fast, slow or irregular heartbeats called arrhythmias If you want to know more about why an ECG is recommended in your particular circumstances, ask your doctor.
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Types of ECG

A resting or standard ECG – this simple test is carried out while you’re lying down and relaxed. It usually only takes a few minutes to do.

An exercise ECG – this is done while you’re exercising, usually walking on a treadmill or cycling on an exercise bike. It shows how your heart copes under strain. You may have this test to help discover if you have coronary heart disease or to investigate irregular heartbeats that happen when you exercise. 

An ambulatory (24-hour) ECG or Holter monitor – for this test you wear an electronic recorder for a day or two. It records the activity of your heart over this time and helps to show irregular heartbeats that may only happen occasionally.

If you get palpitations (abnormal rhythms) that happen from time to time but not every day, your doctor may recommend a device called a cardiac event recorder. This can record your heartbeat over a longer period of time.

There are two main types;

  • Portable event recorders are devices which you carry or wear and activate yourself when you’re having symptoms.
  • Implantable loop recorders (ILR) – these are devices that are placed under the skin on your chest. 

Preparing for your ECG

For an exercise ECG, it’s best to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. You may be asked to avoid having a heavy meal or having drinks with caffeine in for a few hours before the test. You may also be asked to stop taking some of your medicines a day or two before your exercise ECG. Only stop any medicines if you have been specifically told to. 

Why Choose Barnetby Private Medicals?

We’re a privately run healthcare provider focussed on delivering healthcare services that meet patients’ needs and help them to thrive and live longer, healthier, happier lives. Our Doctor and nurses are highly experienced in their field and patient care is important to us.

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