If you have been referred by your GP, the results of your ECG test will be sent to directly and your GP will arrange to discuss these with you at a time convenient to you.
If you have come from clinic, you will be given the results by the Cardiographer and asked to return to the clinic to see your consultant. Your results can be discussed there and then.
An ECG can detect problems with your heart rhythm. It can sometimes show if a person has had a heart attack, either recently or some time ago. Sometimes it can show if the heart may be working under strain.
The ECG is a simple and useful test but it has some limitations. An abnormal reading does not always mean that there is something wrong. On the other hand, some people may have a normal ECG recording even though they do have heart disease. This is why you may need to have one or more other tests as well as the ECG.
To find out more about this or any other treatments and procedures log onto the British Heart Foundation website.