Does an electrocardiogram / EKG hurt?
No, an electrocardiogram is painless. In fact, the most painful part of the process is removing the electrodes, which are less sticky than adhesive bandages.
How long will an electrocardiogram / EKG take?
The whole procedure usually takes about five minutes. The quicker the patient can be still and relaxed the sooner it will be completed.
When and where are the EKG results provided?
A cardiologist will review the electrocardiogram and record his or her interpretation, generally within 24 hours. Results will be sent to the referring physician in 24-48 hours.