We found 1 provider matching electrocardiogram and who accepts Aetna near Red Lion, PA.

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4 W Main Street
Macungie, PA

Dr. James Freeman is a Macungie, PA physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Freeman is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. He is affiliated with Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). Dr. Freeman is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $40
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $17


What is an Electrocardiogram (EKG)?

An electrocardiogram, or EKG, is a common test performed to measure the electrical activity of the heart. The heart muscle uses electricity to move and contract, and an EKG measures those electric signals. It is non-invasive, usually quick, and painless. It does not send any electricity into the body; it only measures what is there.

To perform an EKG, small sticky patches connected to wires called electrodes must be placed at various points over the chest, arms, and legs. It looks funny, but it doesn’t hurt. Then you simply lie on a table for about 10 minutes while the electrodes take measurements. Some kinds of EKGs take measurements while you walk or ride a stationary bicycle, in order to see how exercise affects the heart. After the required information is gathered, the electrodes are removed.

An EKG can tell a doctor a great deal about how the heart is working and how healthy the muscle is. It is often used to diagnose a heart attack, but it can also be used to look for evidence of irregular heart rhythms, weakness in the heart muscle, or valve problems.
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