NICE Approved Electrocardiogram (ECG) Available Now
HOW IS YOUR HEART?
Another great service is now available to all patients at Rowlands Foot Care Podiatry – Electrocardiogram in 60 seconds!
We can now capture a medical-grade ECG in 60 seconds and detect Atrial Fibrillation, Bradycardia, Tachycardia or Normal heart rhythm.
You could then share detailed 6-lead ECGs with your GP for a better view of your heart and help your doctor provide you with even better care. We can email you or your GP a PDF file of your Electrocardiogram.
You can request this service during your podiatry appointment for an extra charge of £10 or book an ECG as a separate appointment £25.
Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation
In atrial fibrillation, the heart rate is irregular and can sometimes be very fast. In some cases, it can be considerably higher than 100 beats a minute.
This can cause problems including dizziness, shortness of breath and tiredness.
You may be aware of noticeable heart palpitations, where your heart feels like it’s pounding, fluttering or beating irregularly, often for a few seconds or, in some cases, a few minutes.
Sometimes atrial fibrillation does not cause any symptoms and a person who has it is completely unaware that their heart rate is irregular.