Craig County Rescue - EMS provides citizens of Craig County with a baseline EKG on request.
Collecting a baseline EKG (electrocardiogram) is an important part of patient care for paramedics. An EKG is a test that measures the electrical activity of the heart and can help to diagnose a variety of cardiovascular conditions. By collecting a baseline EKG, paramedics have a reference point to compare to future EKGs, which can help to identify any changes in the heart's electrical activity.
For example, if a patient experiences chest pain or shortness of breath, a paramedic may use an EKG to determine if the patient is experiencing a heart attack. By comparing the current EKG to the patient's baseline EKG, the paramedic can more accurately diagnose the condition and determine the best course of treatment.
Collecting a baseline EKG is especially important for patients who are at high risk for cardiovascular events, such as those with a history of heart disease or high blood pressure. It can also be helpful for patients who take medications that can affect the heart's electrical activity.
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