There is a simple heart test that doctors often give as part of routine physicals.
It’s cheap, painless, and easy. It takes just a couple minutes.
But this screening actually does more harm than good in most patients. And you should avoid it unless you have symptoms.
It’s called an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG for short).
The doctor or a nurse puts electrodes on your arms, chest, and legs to record your heart’s electrical activity. … Read More