Animal ECG/EKG

RICHMOND ROAD VET CLINIC

3270 RICHMOND ROAD

LEXINGTON, KY 40509

Mon-Fri: 7am-6pm

Sat: 8am-noon

Another noninvasive diagnostic tool is an electrocardiogram.

The painless, noninvasive test helps detect irregularities in your pet’s heart rate and rhythm.

Why does my pet need an ECG/EKG?

There are several reasons an ECG/EKG might be ordered. If our veterinarians hear an irregularity as they listen to your pet’s heart through a stethoscope or if your pet has symptoms of heart rhythm problems, such as fainting, we might order the test. If your pet takes a medication that can impact heart function, we would use the ECG/EKG to check their heart periodically and ensure heart function is not being adversely affected.

What happens during an ECG/EKG?

An ECG/EKG takes only one to two minutes and is painless.  Your pet is connected to an ECG/EKG unit and their heart rate and rhythm are transmitted to a board-certified cardiologist to review.  After the test is done, our vets can go over the results with you.

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