GE Healthcare MAC 2000 ECG
Our ECG machines are quite old and need replacing. As you can imagine, these are important pieces of equipment and we need to purchase two new ones. One has been funded from our charitable reserves, but we hope that you will help us raise £6,288 to buy a second unit.
What is an ECG machine?
An ECG (electrocardiogram) is quite a simple test that can produce important diagnostics. It is used to check a patient’s heart rhythm and electrical activity. Sensors attached to the skin are used to detect the electrical signals produced by a person’s heart each time it beats. These signals are recorded by the ECG machine and are looked at by a doctor to see if they're unusual.
When is an ECG machine used?
An ECG is often used alongside other tests to help diagnose and monitor conditions affecting the heart. It can be used to investigate symptoms of a potential heart problem, such as chest pain, palpitations (suddenly noticeable heartbeats), dizziness and shortness of breath.