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Electrocardiogram (EKG) tests are critical in helping doctors determine heart health problems in patients. EKGs check the electrical activity of the heart to access heart rhythm, rate, strength and timing. They can be used to check the heart’s general health and electrical activity, and to look for signs of heart disease, heart attack, affects of medication or causes of unexplained chest pain.
EKG technicians typically work standard 40-hour work weeks and occasional weekends. Those employed by laboratories may work longer hours. EKG technicians work in: