Electrocardiography (ECG) in London
An electrocardiography (ECG) evaluates the heart. More specifically, it shows the heart rhythm and rate by measuring and recording its electrical activity through electrodes that are attached to the chest. The resting ECG is different from a stress or exercise ECG. A resting ECG observes your heart while you are in a relaxed state. An exercise ECG on the other hand, records the activity of your heart during physical exercise. A long-term ECG monitors the heart activity over a period of 24 hours and longer.
At Lanserhof at The Arts Club in London, we offer ECG tests for professional athletes, ambitious amateur athletes and all patients who require a cardiological examination.
ECG: Health and Sports Medicine Diagnostics
An ECG provides information about the heart rate, i.e. how often the heart is beating per minute, and the heart rhythm, i.e. the regularity of the heartbeats. The electrocardiogram is used to detect possible cardiological diseases, such as cardiac arrhythmias, heart muscle inflammation or a heart attack. As an additional diagnostic measure, an ultrasound or MRI of the heart is performed as well.
An ECG is also a performance diagnosis that serves to better understand the performance and recovery ability of athletes. The test also helps distinguish the so-called athletic heart syndrome from serious cardiac disorders. Athletes often have an enlarged heart and a slower heartbeat which is the body's response to the increased physical activity and rather harmless.
Exercise ECG Monitoring of Professional Athletes
Sports cardiology at Lanserhof at The Arts Club in London combines the best practice of performance diagnostics, cardiology, orthopedics and sports medicine. Within this framework, we support and advise professional athletes and ambitious amateur athletes in London and develop an optimal training programme.
Subsequently, a stress ECG, also called ergometry, is used to record your heart activity while exercising. Based on the results, our sports physicians assess your optimal training capacity, uncover untapped potential and make individual training recommendations. Per request, our experts in London also perform this test as part of a comprehensive performance diagnosis.
For the exercise ECG, you will be working out on a bike ergometer or a treadmill. The examination takes about 45 minutes, including preparation time, 25 minutes of exercising and recovery time.
If you are interested in an ECG for cardiological prevention or as part of a sports medical training diagnosis, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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