Diagnostic Imaging & Diagnostic Ultrasound Services located in Los Angeles and Ontario, CA and Phoenix, AZ


An electrocardiogram (EKG) is a noninvasive diagnostic test that tracks and records your heart’s electrical activity. UIMG Community Health Clinic in Ontario and Los Angeles,, California, and Phoenix, Arizona, offers high-quality, low-cost EKG testing. Board-certified cardiologists read the recordings from the EKG, so you get accurate results quickly. The team at UIMG Community Health Clinic makes it easy and convenient for you to get the tests you need. Call the office today or book your EKG appointment online.


What is an EKG?

An electrocardiogram (EKG) is a painless test that measures the electrical activity in your heart. When your heart beats, an electrical signal travels through each chamber of your heart, setting the rhythm of your heartbeat.

Disruptions in the electrical signal affect blood flow through each chamber and to the rest of your body. A change in your heart’s electrical activity can indicate an underlying health problem.

An EKG assesses the rhythm and speed of your heartbeat and the timing of the electrical signal as it moves from chamber to chamber at that moment.

I have concerns about heart health. Should I get an EKG?

If you have concerns about heart health, an EKG can provide information about heart function. UIMG Community Health Clinic performs EKGs to diagnose:

  • Arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats)
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD)
  • Heart valve disease

Your primary care provider could recommend an EKG if you have concerning symptoms like dizziness or shortness of breath. You might also need an EKG if you have a heart condition and your provider wants to evaluate your treatment’s effectiveness.

If you have chest pain or think you’re having a heart attack, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.

What can I expect during an EKG?

An EKG is a quick, painless test. The UIMG Community Health Clinic team explains what happens during an EKG so that you feel as comfortable as possible.

After you change into an exam gown, the team attaches electrodes to your chest, arms, and legs, which go to the EKG machine that records the electrical activity. You need to stay as still as possible during the test.

After your EKG, your test is evaluated by a board-certified cardiologist.

What happens after an EKG?

Unless otherwise directed, You can return to your usual activities after your EKG at UIMG Community Health Clinic. The UIMG Community Health Clinic team immediately sends your EKG results to your referring provider.

UIMG Community Health Clinic offers high-quality, low-cost EKG testing. Call today or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment with a team that puts you first.