What Are the Adverse Effects of EKG?

Q:
What are the adverse effects of EKG?

A:
Electrocardiography, also called an EKG or ECG, is a test that records the electrical activity of your ticker through small electrode patches attaching to the skin of your chest, arms, and legs.

Doctors use the EKG or ECG to check your heart rhythm and diagnose a heart attack. Generally, EKG tests are quick, safe, and painless. But some people may experience some side effects.

The possible adverse effects of EKG include:

  • Fatigue
  • Weak
  • Chronic cough
  • Breath shortness
  • Poor appetite
  • Palpitations
  • Chest pain

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