sports performance testing & research Institute
EKG HEART scan
As an athlete, having a healthy heart is critical to sports performance and our quick non-evasive 6 lead EKG is a simple test to check for any heart irregularities. Along with other heart disease preventative measures like eating healthy and exercising, there is another way to check-up on the health of your heart and that is to get an electrocardiogram (commonly referred to as an EKG) as part of your athletes yearly health screening.
Why would you do this test? An ECG can help detect arrhythmia's where the heart beats too slowly, too quickly, or irregularly. coronary heart disease – where the heart's blood supply is blocked or interrupted by a build-up of fatty substances. heart attacks – where the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly blocked.
Who is this test recommended for? EKG heart scans are recommended for every athlete regardless of age or sport in which they compete.
How often should you repeat this test? EKG heart scans are recommended every 6 months to ensure excellent heart health.
Which body parts are or can be tested? The EKG heart scan tests the heart for irregularities or performance related issues.
What are the results of this test? If the test is normal, it should show that your heart is beating at an even rate of 60 to 100 beats per minute. Many different heart conditions can show up on an ECG, including a fast, slow, or abnormal heart rhythm, a heart defect, coronary artery disease, heart valve disease, or an enlarged heart.
What does this help to improve? Having good heart health is important to every athlete and we believe regular checkups should be part of every athlete's routine.