Convenient Electrocardiogram Testing in Katy and Fulshear, TX
Preferred Urgent Care provides EKG testing as part of our medical services for individuals and families from Katy, Fulshear, and their surrounding areas in Texas. An EKG, also known as electrocardiogram or ECG, is a quick and painless method that assesses the electrical activity of your heart. It records the regularity, strength, and speed of your heartbeat. Our team can include an EKG as part of an emergency care visit, a sports physical, or recommend it during another type of appointment.
Our priority is to make medical care accessible, and both our offices have extended hours from 8 am to 9 pm seven days a week. We welcome clients on a walk-in basis or by appointment. Preferred Urgent Care uses EHR systems for online applications and appointments, which minimizes paperwork. Our staff members are available to answer your questions in English and Spanish.
Preferred Urgent Care can perform EKG testing in Katy and Fulshear, TX. Call us today at (281) 984-6735 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment!
When Do Doctors Recommend an EKG?
Physicians may order an EKG if you are experiencing the following symptoms:
- Unexplained and/or sudden chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Pounding or irregular heartbeat
An electrocardiogram is an effective testing method that helps doctors analyze your heart health in a wide variety of situations. If you take medication for your cardiovascular health, your doctor may recommend regular EKGs to monitor the effectiveness of your treatment plan. If you have an internal mechanical device to support your heart function, EKGs also help monitor the implant is working properly.
Your doctor can prescribe routine EKGs if you have a heart condition or are at high risk of developing one. You may also need an EKG as part of your pre-operative testing to ensure that surgery is safe for your heart.
What to Expect During Your EKG Test
An EKG requires no specific preparation, and we can perform it as part of any appointment thanks to our on-site equipment. EKG tests are safe for everyone.
During the test, you need to lie down on an examination table or bed. You need to remove any jewelry you are wearing. We can ask you to pull up, open, or remove clothing items where we need to place electrodes on your skin such as your chest, legs, and arms. A standard EKG requires 10 to 12 electrodes. Our staff member then connects the electrodes to the electrocardiograph machine to begin the test.
At certain times we may ask you to hold your breath and you should avoid talking during the EKG. The test usually lasts 10 minutes.
Our doctor then reviews your EKG results and looks for the following:
- Any sign of heart damage or disease
- Arrhythmias such as irregular, fast, or slow heartbeat
- Heart defects
- Issues with the valves or walls of the heart
Once we have reviewed your results, we let you know what they mean, including whether you need to see a specialist or require a modification to your current prescription medication. We strive to support you enjoy a healthy heart with any additional testing or treatment you need.
Contact Preferred Urgent Care today at (281) 984-6735 to learn more about our EKG services in Katy and Fulshear!
Dr. Ebun & Dr. Santiago CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICERDr. Ebunlomo has been the Chief Executive Officer of Preferred Urgent Care since January 2016. She has drawn on her knowledge spanning over 17 years of professional experience across public health and ...Learn More
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