ECG

defibshop are pleased to offer the highest quality ECG machines and accessories from seca.

seca have been leaders in ECG machines for many years. All of their ECG machines come with a 3-year warranty.

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About ECG/EKG's

An Electrocardiogram (ECG) or elektrokardiographie (EKG) is a painless, straightforward test. The machine records the heart’s rhythm and electrical activity. 

An ECG is usually performed in a health care professional's office, clinic, or hospital. ECG machines can often be found in operating rooms and ambulances.

Small sensors are attached to the arms, legs, and chest and are connected to an ECG machine via wires. When the heartbeats, the sensors detect electrical impulses produced by the heart. The device prints its findings onto paper for further analysis. A doctor reviews the results to check for any abnormalities.

An ECG is requested if there are concerns over the condition of your heart.

How much does an ECG machine cost?

The price of an ECG machine is dependent on the features needed, ranging between £1,500 to £3,500. 

There is a lot to consider when purchasing an ECG. If you are unsure or need help, call our friendly team of Products Specialists today on 0161 776 7422.

What is the difference between an ECG and EKG machine?

There is no difference between an ECG and EKG. 

ECG stands for electrocardiogram. However, an electrocardiogram is often abbreviated to EKG instead of ECG. EKG is the German spelling for elektrokardiographie, which translates to electrocardiogram. 

ECG and EEG are two very different procedures but sound very similar. An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test that measures electrical activity in the brain. To avoid confusion between the two, people have adopted the german abbreviation.

Another common term for the device is a 12-lead ECG or a 12-lead EKG.

What are the 3 types of ECG?

The 3 main types of ECG are the resting ECG, stress or exercise ECG, and the ambulatory ECG (Holter Monitor). 

The resting ECG is the standard test for measuring the hearts’ electrical function. Which is carried out while the individual is lying in a comfortable position. A resting ECG can be part of a routine checkup to screen for heart conditions. 

During exercise on a treadmill or a stationary bicycle, an exercise ECG or stress test takes place. Breathing, blood pressure, and heart rate are all monitored by healthcare professionals. The stress test can detect coronary artery disease and determine the suggested level of exercise allowed after a heart attack or heart surgery. 

The ambulatory ECG or Holter Monitor is a type of ECG used to watch the ECG tracing for 24 hours or longer.

The type of ECG used depends on the heart problem suspected as different ECGs detect different conditions.

When is an ECG used?

An ECG is often performed in conjunction with other tests. The purpose of an ECG is to aid in diagnosing and monitoring cardiac concerns. If an individual is exhibiting signs of a possible cardiac problem, a healthcare professional will request an ECG test. Arrhythmias, coronary heart disease, heart attacks, and cardiomyopathy can all be detected using an ECG. 

ECGs can be used to screen for pre-existing heart conditions. They also keep an eye on people who are taking medications with potentially harmful side effects.