Common Illnesses Detected By ECG/ EKG Machines

ECG machines are one of the most commonly used testing apparatus for heart related emergencies and illness diagnosis in hospitals and doctor’s offices. It can help diagnose a variety of medical conditions related to the heart.

Heart Rhythms

The heart needs to beat at a steady rhythm to function normally. When resting or when exerting energy, the rhythm will increase or decrease, but ultimately return to a normal rhythm. If that rhythm is irregular or naturally too slow or fast, it can have serious repercussions. An EKG machine can track the heart rhythm to see if it’s normal. In the case of irregular heartbeats, prolonged monitoring is necessary as the irregular rhythm may not occur during a specific doctor’s visit.

Evolving or Previous Heart Attack

Heart attacks, also known as myocardial infarctions, can be deadly. They occur when blood flow to a section of the heart is blocked and it cannot receive oxygen. If the blood flow isn’t corrected, then that section of the heart can be damaged or die. An EKG machine can help diagnose a blood flow impairment, evolving heart attack or if the heart has been damaged from a previous heart attack.

Congenital Heart Abnormalities

Sometimes people are born with heart problems that can be diagnosed near birth or may not show up for many years. Children can be born with mild or severe heart problems, but thanks to modern medical technology such as the ECG machine, many can lead happy and healthy lives. Since the EKG machine can determine the rhythm of the heart, it can help see if there are issues with blood flow, etc.

Myocarditis and Pericarditis

Myocarditis and Pericarditis are both aspects of inflammation in the heart system. Myocarditis is the inflammation of the actual heart muscle and is often caused by a viral infection, but can also be part of a drug interaction or part of a general inflammatory problem. Pericarditis is the inflammation of the pericardium, a thin layer of sac-like tissue that helps the heart work and stay in place. It can be caused by viral, bacterial and fungal infection; heart attack of heart surgery. An ECG machine is important in helping diagnosing these serious conditions.

There’s no denying the importance of ECH machines in medicine. Beck Lee has a large selection of these machines available for all budgets and needs.