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  • Children's Heart Center

  • Goryeb Children's Center
    at Overlook Medical Center

  • Medical Arts Center (MAC) II Building, Suite 230
  • 11 Overlook Road
  • Summit, NJ 07901
  • Phone: 908-522-6649
  • Goryeb Children's Hospital
    at Morristown Medical Center

  • 100 Madison Avenue , 2nd Floor
  • Morristown, NJ 07960
  • Phone: 973-971-5996
  • Fax: 973-290-7979
  • Newton Medical Center

  • 175 High Street , 1st Floor
  • Cardiac catheterization laboratory holding area
  • Newton, NJ 07860
  • Phone: 973-971-5996
  • Hours: First Tuesday of every month, 11:00am to 3:00pm

Electrocardiogram

The Children’s Heart Center at Goryeb Children’s Hospital at Morristown Medical Center and Goryeb Children’s Center at Overlook Medical Center offers electrocardiography (EKG), which is a recording of the electrical activity occurring within the heart each time it contracts.

What can be detected on an EKG?
This test can reveal much about your child's heart, such as heart rate, rhythm and various other anatomical findings.

How is the test performed?
A technician will place electrodes, which are similar to sticky patches, on various parts of your child's chest, arms and legs. They do not hurt while being adhered or removed, and your child will not feel anything while the test is being performed. The electrodes are connected via wires to a machine, which makes a printout of the electrical activity occurring each time the heart contracts.

How long will the test take?
It takes approximately two to three minutes to attach the electrodes and about 30 seconds to record the heart beats. Your child must lie as still as possible to obtain an accurate recording. Infants and toddlers may drink a bottle to help them lie still.

How will I be informed of the results?
Within 24 hours of the test being performed, a pediatric cardiologist will interpret the EKG. You will receive the results from the doctor who ordered the test – either your pediatrician or a pediatric cardiologist.

  • Children's Heart Center

  • Goryeb Children's Center
    at Overlook Medical Center

  • Medical Arts Center (MAC) II Building, Suite 230
  • 11 Overlook Road
  • Summit, NJ 07901
  • Phone: 908-522-6649
  • Goryeb Children's Hospital
    at Morristown Medical Center

  • 100 Madison Avenue , 2nd Floor
  • Morristown, NJ 07960
  • Phone: 973-971-5996
  • Fax: 973-290-7979
  • Newton Medical Center

  • 175 High Street , 1st Floor
  • Cardiac catheterization laboratory holding area
  • Newton, NJ 07860
  • Phone: 973-971-5996
  • Hours: First Tuesday of every month, 11:00am to 3:00pm

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Morristown Medical Center

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

Overlook Medical Center

99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
908-522-2000

Newton Medical Center

175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-2121

Chilton Medical Center

97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
973-831-5000

Hackettstown Medical Center

651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-5100

Goryeb Children's Hospital

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

 

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