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EKG (Electrocardiography) Abroad

Details of leading international hospitals performing EKG to foreign patients.

Anadolu Medical Center, Turkey

Anadolu Medical Center is one of the most modern, comprehensive and respected hospitals in Turkey. Anadolu is affiliated with John Hopkins Hospital.

6 listed cardiologists:

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Dr. Sibel Ay MD

Cardiovascular Surgery Intensive Care Unit
Anesthesia for Cardiac Surgery

Dr. Ertan Ökmen MD, FESC

Interventional cardiology
Transradial coronary angiography and interventions
Heart failure

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EKG

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Medipol Mega University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

14 listed cardiologists:

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Prof. Dr. Mehmet Muhsin Türkmen

Cardiology Specialist

Prof. Dr. Volkan Tuzcu

Pediatric Cardiology Specialist

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EKG

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Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.

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Avcilar Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

** Prices here are average prices and depend on patients' medical conditions. For cases requiring longer hospitalisation, extra days will be priced separately.

3 listed cardiologists:

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Dr. Deniz Guzel

Cardiologist

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EKG

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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Hospital Clínic Costa Brava

Hospital Clínic Costa Brava is a modern medical facility with over 250 medical specialists, offering medical, surgical, aesthetic, cosmetic and rehabilitation treatments in the relaxing tourism town of Palamos, Costa Brava.

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22 US$

Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

This multi-specialty tertiary hospital offers various medical services as well as dental procedures to local and overseas patients. It serves over 100,000 international patients every year.

11 listed cardiologists:

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Dr. Sujit Banyatpiyaphod

Cardiovascular Surgery

Dr. Ularn Janebovorn

Internal Medicine and Cardiology

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EKG

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Galenia Hospital

Hospital Galenia holds the Certificate of Medical Attention Establishments granted by Joint Commission International (JCI), Accreditation Canada International (ACI) and is certified by the Mexican General Health Council (CSG).

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About EKG

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What is an EKG?

An EKG is also known as an ECG or electrocardiogram. It is a medical test that is used to check for problems with your heart’s electrical activity. It shows the electrical activity of the heart in as line tracings which have spikes and dips called waves.

An EKG measures the time intervals and helps the doctor determine how long the electrical wave takes to pass through the heart. The amount of time it takes for a wave to travel from one part of the heart to another provides the doctor with information on whether the electrical activity is slow or normal, irregular or fast.

In addition by measuring the amount of electrical activity which passes through the heart’s muscle, the doctor is able to evaluate if parts of the heart are being overworked or too large.


Why is it done?
  • To check the electrical activity of the heart.
  • To find the cause of chest pressure or pain. This may be due to a heart attack, pericarditis or angina.
  • To find the cause of symptoms of heart disease. These include dizziness, shortness of breath, fainting and palpitations.
  • To evaluate of the heart chamber walls are too thick
  • To evaluate how well the medication is working and if they are causing any side effects to the heart.
  • To evaluate how implanted mechanical devices of the heart such as pacemakers are working.
  • To check the heart’s health in the presence of other diseases such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes

Conditions that may require an EKG include:
  • Suspected pulmonary embolism
  • Suspected myocardial infarction (heart attack)
  • Cardiac murmurs
  • Fainting or collapse
  • Seizures

Other reasons for an EKG include:
  • To monitor the response to heart medication
  • To assess the severity of electrolyte abnormalities
  • To assess the heart’s electrical activity before a surgery

How is it done?

An EKG may be done as part of the physical examination. It can be done at your doctor’s office or at a hospital or clinic.

You will lie on the examination table and some areas of your chest arms or legs may be shaved. This is to provide a clean smooth surface for the electrodes. Several electrodes are then attached to the skin on your chest and each arm and leg. The electrode may feel cool when they are placed on your chest but the test is painless. These electrodes are attached to a machine which traces your heart activity onto a paper.

You will be asked to lie very still and breathe normally. Sometimes you may be asked to hold your breath. After the test, the electrodes will be removed and the electrode paste will be wiped off.


Results

The spikes and dips traced on the paper are interpreted by your doctor. They are grouped into various sections which show how your heart is working.

Duration of procedure/surgery : An EKG usually lasts for 5-10 minutes.

Risks : An EKG is a safe test. No electricity passes through your body from the machine and there is no risk of electric shock.

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