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johnb3207jjohnb3207 Posts: 99
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:47 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi all I was wondering I have a appointment tomorrow the 8th
and was wondering what happens with ekg and the other stuff
never had one what is it for. this is my consultation before
my Oct 14th L5 S1 fusion what should I expect ?


  • A ekg takes just a few minutes they hook some leads up to you with pads on them and then get a picture of how your heart is working with wave patterns. It takes all of about 5 minutes and you won't feel anything at all. If there is no issues with test, that is all you will hear about it. On all of my surgeries just my surgeons standard pre-op testing he does, along with chest x-ray and blood work. Good luck with the up coming surgery and soon you will be on the other side.
  • Yep, my GP did one when I was last in her office, because according to her they'd need one for the surgery. Totally painless, other than having to have your shirt off (but you're a boy, so not a big deal ;).

    It tests your heart rhythms.
  • :H Thanks Tam Yep getting closer I can tell lol
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