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Has your doctor suggested that you get an electrocardiogram? AFC Urgent Care in Wichita offers an electrocardiogram which is also known as an EKG or ECG. This test is commonly used to check patients for any signs of heart disease. It is a test that will record the electrical activity of the heart through small electrode patches. A medical technician will attach the electrode patches on the skin of your chest, arms, and legs. When EKGs are performed, they are rather quick, safe, and painless. With this test, your doctor will be able to:
There will be some things that your doctor will instruct you to do before your appointment – so you may get yourself prepared and ready:
A medical technician at AFC Urgent Care will attach, roughly about 10, electrodes with adhesive pads/tape to your chest, arms, and legs. If you are male, you may be requested to have your chest shaved beforehand so that it will allow for a better connection between the adhesive pads and you skin. During the test, you will lie down flat while a computer creates the electrical impulses that you heart is creating. These impulses will be created and recorded on graph paper. This particular test is called a “resting" EKG – there does happen to be the same test but however, the electrical impulses will be created as you are exercising. Your doctor will be sure to partner with you beforehand so that way you are well prepared for the EKG you will do.
It only takes roughly about 10 minutes for the doctor or medical technician to attach the electrodes to the skin and to complete the test. But however, the actual recording itself will only take a few seconds. At AFC urgent care and Walk-In Clinic Wichita, KS your doctor will also be sure to keep your EKG patterns on file so that way he/she can compare them to any tests that you may need to get in the future.
So, when you are searching for an EKG clinic, be sure to visit AFC Urgent Care in Wichita, Kansas. AFC Walk-In Clinic in Wichita, KS is open 7 days a week Mon–Sat: 8 AM – 6 PM and Sun: 9 AM – 3 PM, and conveniently located near you at 3161 N. Rock Road, Suite A, Wichita, Kansas, 67226. We are near Derby, Andover and Haysville, Kansas and our entire medical team look forward to treating you today.
With state-of-the-art centers and a professional medical team, AFC provides on-site X-rays, labs, procedures, and more!
Urgent care is for medical conditions that require prompt attention but do not pose an immediate threat to your health or life. Here is a simple rule of thumb: if your medical issues(s) are life threatening, call 911, or go directly to a hospital emergency room. If not, an urgent care center such as AFC is an excellent alternative.