EKG Specialist

Sophia Rahman, MD -  - Primary Care

Sophia Rahman, MD

Primary Care located in Plano, TX

To say your heart is a vital organ is to put it mildly. That’s why keeping your heart healthy and high-functioning is so critical. And that’s why Sophia Rahman, MD, has chosen to offer electrocardiograms (EKGs) at her office in Stonewood Park in Plano, Texas. To learn more about this quick, effective test or to schedule your EKG, call the office or book your appointment online.

EKG Q & A

What is an EKG?

Also called an ECG, an electrocardiogram is a test Dr. Rahman uses to analyze your heart and its activity. With this fast, painless test, she assesses the electrical activity of your heart to determine if there are any specific problems that need attention. 

The EKG enables Dr. Rahman to check for:

  • Arrhythmias
  • Signs of heart attack
  • Poor blood flow
  • Blocked or narrowed arteries
  • Muscular and electrolyte abnormalities

Why would I need an EKG?

If you’ve noticed any irregularities in your heartbeat, like a fluttering or pounding sensation, skipped heartbeats, or an erratic pattern, an EKG may be needed. If you’ve felt other heart-related symptoms, such as chest pain or shortness of breath, talk to her about it. She may recommend an EKG because it’s a powerful tool that allows her to better understand your heart. This helps her diagnose heart health issues and personalize your treatment so you can protect your health. 

If you have a family history of heart health problems, Dr. Rahman may also recommend regular EKGs as a preventive screening measure. 

Whatever your reason for needing an EKG, you can have it performed at Sophia Rahman, MD. Because Dr. Rahman offers EKGs at her office, you get the intel you need about your heart with this fast, comfortable test. 

How does an EKG work?

The EKG measures the electrical activity of your heart. These are the impulses that cause it to beat in a certain rhythm. Measuring the electrical signals and how they travel through your heart is an excellent way to check your overall heart health. 

To begin the test, sticky pads are attached to your chest, arms, and legs. To properly affix these pads, a few spots on your chest may need to be shaved. 

Once the pads are in place, you relax for a few minutes as the electrodes attached to the pads measure your heart’s function. The test is completely painless and should take no more than ten minutes start to finish. 

Schedule your EKG by calling the office of Sophia Rahman, MD, or set up your visit using the online booking tool.