Private Electrocardiogram (ECG)
An electrocardiogram (ECG) 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.
Signals recorded from your heart 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 called arrhythmias
An ECG can also help investigate the cause of chest pains, palpitations, or symptoms such as difficulty in breathing.
It is also used to assess if a patient has had a heart attack or to look for evidence of a previous heart attack.
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. A standard ECG is a very simple and quick procedure that is completely painless.
How much does a private electrocardiogram cost?
* Requires appointment with clinician at either £25 with a HCA or £110 with a GP
Why Choose Pall Mall?
We’re a family-run private healthcare provider focussed on delivering healthcare services that meet patients’ needs and help them to thrive and live longer, healthier, happier lives.
We’re proud to work with some of the most experienced surgeons, doctors and consultants. With our team beside you, you can be confident that you'll receive the best possible care.
We offer a range of medical finance options on over 70 services. This means you can spread the costs over months and even years if you need to.
We have three clinics located in the heart of the North West – Liverpool and Manchester city centre and Newton-le-Willows. Our private hospital is located at our Newton-Le-Willows site.