Getting an EKG (Video) (for Kids) - Children's Hospital of San Antonio (Christus Health)
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Getting an EKG (Video)

Reviewed by: KidsHealth Medical Experts

EKG (also called ECG) is short for electrocardiogram. "Electro" refers to the heart's natural electrical activity, which the test records through small wires taped on your chest. You won't feel a thing.

Reviewed by: KidsHealth Medical Experts