In the real world, we people are very busy in making a better future ahead. So, we forget to take care of our body's health. The most important thing is to look after our health and one of the main parts of the body to take care of is ‘the Heart’. The heart is the support system of our body; it circulates the blood in our whole body and it provides nutrients and oxygen by removing waste (Carbon dioxide). If we have any sort of uneasiness we should consult a doctor without any delay and rush to the nearby hospital.

While we are visiting the hospital we should tell the exact situation to the doctor about what we are feeling at that time, any kind of pain in the body, etc. To diagnose the heart issue the doctor will properly examine your body and ask questions about the symptoms and your medical history. The doctor could do tests through any device to see the actual heart condition and to check irregular heartbeats. So that, they can begin with the treatment procedure. Irregular heartbeats can cause severe implications for cardiovascular health. Some heartbeat irregularities are harmless but sometimes they can be very serious or they can be life-threatening also. Irregular heartbeats are also known as heart arrhythmias which can cause serious problems such as heart strokes, heart attacks, and other dangerous complications. There are various methods to diagnose heart arrhythmia.

Although as of now we will only discuss the Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG).

The symptoms of the irregular heartbeat are one of the challenges of diagnosing since they frequently come and go depending on physical activity and other factors. During a regular doctor’s appointment pinpointing the exact issue by performing a test can be difficult. So that is why the ECG monitor helps to get the most accurate possible diagnosis for the heartbeat irregularities.

While doing the ECG procedure the sensor called electrodes can detect the electrical activity of the heart that is attached to the chest area and sometimes to the arms. An ECG method helps to measure the timings and duration of the heartbeat in each electrical phase. To identify any irregularities or abnormalities in the functioning of your cardiovascular system and this allows your doctor to follow you over the course of a day with an ECG device. The device would also help to find the specific behaviors factor which could be contributing to the issue.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Sankalp Sharma is a senior cardiologist who runs his own clinic under the name of SANKALP HEART CARE at sector 82 Mohali in collaboration with Bhor Diagnostic Center. He is also working at Shalby Hospital Mohali where he attends OPD patients and does cardiac interventional procedures. He has extensive experience and knowledge in clinical and Interventional Cardiology. He has immense expertise in Coronary as well as peripheral angioplasties like arm and leg arteries, kidney and neck vessel Angioplasties. He is also an expert in managing electrical disturbances of the heart e.g. atrial or ventricular arrhythmias or heart blocks. He has treated hundreds of patients with heart failure with medical therapy. He has done multiple Pacemaker Implantations and Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators. Dr. Sharma completed his MBBS with the certificate of honor from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in 2007. He is a diplomat of the national board in general medicine from new Delhi. Having such vast experience Dr. Sankalp Sharma served at Maharaja Agrasen Hospital, New Delhi for a few years. He has done super specialization in Cardiology from the esteemed institute of Cardiology at Fortis Hospital Mohali and continued with his training in advanced Interventional Cardiology. He then joined Civil Hospital Panchkula followed by Paras Hospital Panchkula Presently, he is working as a senior consultant Cardiologist with Shalby Hospital Mohali.