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What is an ECG?

A simple, quick and completely painless procedure

An ECG (Electrocardiogram) is used to record the heart’s rhythm and electrical activity. The purpose of an ECG is to find out if the heart is healthy by detecting irregular heart rhythms and to help diagnose the cause of symptoms such as chest pain or palpitations.

The heart’s electrical activity is measured through electrodes which are attached to the skin with adhesive pads. These electrodes measure the electrical signals of the heart. The signals are displayed on a screen and can be traced out on a piece of paper.

An ECG can identify problems with your heart including:

  • A heart attack
  • An enlarged heart that is working under strain
  • Fast, slow or irregular heartbeats, know as 'arrhythmias'

An ECG can also help investigate the cause of chest pains, palpitations, or symptoms such as difficulty in breathing.


We open early and close late

Our GPs are available five days a week, from 8am until 8pm, so it's easy to make a convenient appointment. If you call before 1pm, we are generally able to book your appointment the same day.

Why us?

We are regulated to the same standards as your NHS GP

The Medical is approved by the government's healthcare watchdog, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), who assesses whether a healthcare centre is safe, caring and responsive to the patients' needs. This means that we are regulated to the same standards as your NHS GP or hospital, so you can be assured you will receive care of the highest standard.

We have also been awarded the 'Clinic Management Quality Mark' and the 'Patient Practice Quality Mark' for clinical excellence and consistently exceeding our customers' expectations. The Medical is also accredited by all major insurance providers.

Immediate results at your appointment

An ECG at The Medical costs £85. You will receive the results of your ECG at your consultation. The results will be explained by one of our GPs and you will have the opportunity to discuss any questions you may have at this consultation. 

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