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Electrocardiogram & Heart Monitoring

An Electrocardiogram is a safe and easy scan which looks at the heart's rhythm and electrical activity of the heart. The information from this test, known as an ECG or EKG, uses sensors (or electrodes) which are attached to the skin to detect electrical signals each time the heart beats. An ECG might be requested by your doctor if they feel you may have an abnormality with the electrical system of the heart. 


12 Lead ECG Recording


ECG Holter (Heart) Monitor

A 12 Lead ECG is a quick and reliable scan that can be used to help diagnose a number of cardiac conditions. The test will take place at the clinic, during which electrodes are placed at 6 points on the chest, and one electrode on each limb. The combined recordings from all electrodes will be used to form the complete ECG. You might be required to remove your upper clothing and we may need to clean (or shave) the areas where electrodes will be placed for the procedure to ensure the best quality recording.. If you have any queries about this, then please get in touch.

The ECG usually lasts a few minutes, and you should be able to go home after the test is complete.

Sometimes, a short 12-Lead ECG recording may not be enough to give your doctor all the information

they need in order to make a complete diagnosis, especially if your symptoms are not regular or happen at different times throughout the day. We are proud to work with Cardioscan to offer longer periods of ECG recording, which are safe, easy to use, and reliable. And best of all, the team at Cardioscan are able to provide assistance throughout the day if you have any issues.


With a range of recording options from 24 hours to 7 days, the 'myPatch Holter' is at the forefront of ECG monitoring and ensures high quality data recording while being free of placing any restrictions on you in your day to day life. It's like you won't even know it's there. 

If you would like any further information about the device and the recording, click here.

For more information about CardioScan UK, you can read more here.

How to be referred

GP or Other Healthcare Professional:

If your GP or other healthcare professional wishes to refer you to us, they can do this by sending us a referral letter or by using our Diagnostic referral form here. The completed referral form or letter should be sent securely to so that we can offer you an appointment.

Please indicate to your doctor if you will be funding this care yourself or if you wish to utilise any Private Health Insurance. Please read below for more information.


Self Referral:

If you wish to have an appointment for a diagnostic test but you have not been referred by your GP or someone else, you can get in touch and refer yourself to us using the Patient Self Referral form here or simply by contacting a member of our team.

If you have any symptoms, past diagnoses, family history or other information that you wish to tell us about, please fill this in as it will help us to arrange the best possible appointment for you. If you wish to use private health insurance to cover the costs of your care, your insurer may not cover your care unless you are referred by a healthcare professional, and so it is advised to confirm this with your insurance provider prior to referring yourself.

Covering your care

Heartsure offers some of the most competitive prices for the area. Please read below about the options of cover that you have available either through health insurance or funding your own care, and the costs associated.

Private Health Insurance:

Heartsure accepts patients from all major UK insurance companies. If you are wishing to use your health insurance policy to cover the cost of your diagnostic tests at Heartsure, please check with your policy to ensure you are covered. Alternatively you can contact your insurance company for more information. A list of all insurance companies that we are registered with can be found here

If you cannot find your insurance provider on the list above, please contact us. Please note, failure to confirm your care with your insurance company and obtaining an authorisation code could result in the costs of any appointments not being covered. In these circumstances, it remains your responsibility to make payments for any appointments or services that have been completed. For more information, please go to our Private Health Insurance page which you can find here.

Self Funding:

Heartsure makes it easy for you to pay for any services that you have undertaken. We offer the following payment methods: 


• Card - we accept all major card providers and are able to take card payments at the clinic if you wish.

• Bank Transfer - all of our bank details are provided on our invoices. If you require any further information, please contact us.


• Online payments - we are able to facilitate easy online payments through iZettle. We will attach a payment link to each invoice, and you are welcome to use this as a safe and secure way to pay


If you wish to self-fund your care, or someone is covering your care for you, you/they must complete our 'Fees and Insurance' form to confirm a commitment to pay the full fees. Our fee schedule can be found here, which should be used only if you are 'self-funding'. For more information about Self-Funding, please find our Self-Funding page which can be found here. For those patients who have health insurance, please see the information above.

More information:

For more information about Electrocardiograms, find a detailed guide here.

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