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Resting ECG

An electrocardiogram, or ECG, traces the electrical impulses of the heart, revealing your heart function at rest.

ECGs give information on potentially pathological changes to the heart. Congenital cardiac arrhythmias or cardiac defects can already be detected in young people, whereas coronary heart disease and heart enlargement are more commonly found in the elderly.

The risk of sudden cardiac death in sport was reduced by eighty per cent by ECG screening according to a wide-ranging Italian study lasting more than twenty years; we recommend this examination every two years in children and young people.