Have you been diagnosed with a heart condition and would like to monitor the condition of your heart? Has your doctor said you may have a problem with your heart? Is the waiting list for an ECG too long? Then this service is for you.
This is not a diagnostic service. Whilst an interpretation will be provided, this is not to replace the oversight of a doctor who can diagnose and treat any issues identified. All ECGs will be sent to your GP or your chosen clinician.
If you are experiencing chest pain and you think it is cardiac related then please go to A&E immediately. We are not an emergency service.
An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a simple test that records the rhythm, rate and electrical activity of your heart.
A doctor may advise you to have an ECG test if you have symptoms of a heart condition.
Symptoms can include:
In an ECG test, our health professional will attach sensors with sticky pads to your chest, arms and legs. The sensors pick up electrical signals from your heart. These are sent to an ECG machine, which records the signals and prints out a reading on paper.
An ECG can detect different heart problems including:
At the start of your appointment, our nurse will ask you a series of questions relating to your health, mediation and the reason you have chosen to have an ECG. The nurse will then place the ECG sensors on your chest, wrist and ankles. Sometimes we may need to shave any hair with a razor to enable a better contact with the equipment for a better reading. Our nurse will check with you before they do this. You will need to remove your clothes from the upper body but you will be given a blanket to cover you.
The sensors will record electrical signals produced by your heart each time it beats to look at your heart’s rate, rhythm and electrical activity. You'll need to breathe normally and lie still. It is therefore important to make sure you feel comfortable and warm, as moving or shivering could affect your ECG results. Once your practitioner has got a good recording, they’ll remove the electrodes from your body.
The machine will print a record of your heartbeat onto a paper document, which will be scanned and sent to our partner senior paramedic for interpretation.
Once your electrocardiogram is complete, you can return to your normal activities.
Your results are immediately printed out and a copy is sent for an interpretation by our senior paramedic. The interpretation and a copy of the ECG recording will then be made into a report which will be sent to you. We aim to send your report by email within 24 hours but on occasion it can take up to 72 hours. This report can also be sent to your GP or chosen medical professional to be held on your records and any indications resulting from the test explored.
Whilst we can not replace a diagnosis from your GP your results will let you know if further action is required.
If you are struggling to get the level of care you need through other services or you would like top up visits in between NHS visits then the Independent Nurse is a great option.
Our team comprises very experienced nurses who have worked in a number of specialities over the years, gaining valuable knowledge in many fields. They are competent to deal with any needs that arise. We work closely with other professionals, liaise with your GP to continue ongoing care and other services to ensure you are accessing the right treatment for you.
In Clinic | 30 mins | £90.00