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EKG Certificate
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EKG Certificate

Electrocardiography training in 15 weeks.

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What's an EKG?

The EKG measures the electrical rhythms of a patient's heart via small electrode patches that are attached to the patient's skin - usually on the chest, arms, and legs. 

Each heartbeat includes 2 waves - the 'thump-thump' sound you hear when you listen to a heartbeat. By measuring the timing of these waves, doctors and healthcare providers can learn whether a patient's heartbeat is too fast, too slow, just right, or irregular, or if some parts of the heart are working harder than others.

Doctor checking pulse of elderly patient beside hovering futuristic screen displaying ECG data

Why EKG?

EKGs are used for a number of reasons. They can help:

  • Identify heart rhythms - normal, fast, slow, or irregular (arrhythmia) 
  • Determine if the patient has poor blood flow or blocked arteries
  • Determine if the patient is having a heart attack, or has previously had a heart attack
  • Identify problems with heart valves
  • Check up on heart disease treatment devices, like pacemakers 

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You’ll be able to download our program info sheet and receive an email from our Admissions team with information about the admissions process, tuition, courses, and more.

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