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Ddoctors may recommend ambulatory electrocardiography, also known as an EKG, if you have had a heart attack or heart failure, or are experiencing symptoms that include an abnormal heart rate and dizziness. Some arrhythmias last only seconds or minutes, and this test captures those moments for cardiologists to examine.

Overview

An ambulatory electrocardiogram records the electrical activity of your heart during a normal day. Our team will attach electrodes to your chest with wires that run to a recorder that you wear. Over the course of the test, you will write down when you experience symptoms and what you were doing at the time. The test will give specialists precise information about your heart rate and rhythm.