ECG For Runners

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Both new and experienced runners can be at risk of cardiac arrest when pushing their body. You can check your heart's health easily with an ECG to make sure you are ready to get racing!


An ECG looks at your heart’s rate, rhythm and electrical activity to detect problems with your heart. Sensors attached to the skin detect the electrical signals produced by your heart each time it beats. These signals can be used to identify a number of heart problems or defects.

Do you need an ECG?

What are heart problem risk factors?

  • You run long-distance races or have just taken up running
  • High blood pressure
  • A family history of heart problems
  • Smoking
  • Being obese or overweight
  • Drink heavily
  • Have had a problem with your heart before
  • Diabetes
  • You are over 50

Do you have any of these symptoms? 

  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness or confusion
  • Heart palpitations
  • Rapid pulse
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness, fatigue or a decline in your ability to exercise
  • Experience sleep apnea

What can an ECG detect?

Arrhythmias - where the heart beats too slowly, too quickly, or irregularly.


Coronary heart disease - where the heart's blood supply is blocked or interrupted by a build-up of fatty substances. Heart disease is the biggest killer in the UK. It accounts for more than a quarter of all deaths, that's about one every three minutes.


Heart attacks - where the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly blocked.


Cardiomyopathy - where the heart walls become thickened or enlarged.

Preparation

No special preparation is needed.

Indications

An ECG is often used alongside other tests to help diagnose and monitor conditions affecting the heart.
It can be used to investigate symptoms of a possible heart problem, such as chest pain, palpitations (suddenly noticeable heartbeats), dizziness and shortness of breath.
An ECG can help detect:
  • arrhythmias – where the heart beats too slowly, too quickly, or irregularly
  • coronary heart disease – where the heart’s blood supply is blocked or interrupted by a build-up of fatty substances
  • heart attacks – where the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly blocked
  • cardiomyopathy – where the heart walls become thickened or enlarged
A series of ECGs can also be taken over time to monitor a person already diagnosed with a heart condition or taking medication known to potentially affect the heart.

Interpretation

An ECG recording machine will usually show your heart rhythm and electrical activity as a graph displayed electronically or printed on paper.
You’ll be able to get the results of your ECG immediately. The recordings may need to be looked at by a specialist doctor to see if there are signs of a potential problem. Other tests may also be needed before it’s possible to tell you whether there’s a problem.

Disclaimer

The functional test results are NOT to be interpreted as a "stand-alone" test. The test results have to be interpreted after correlating with suitable clinical findings and additional supplemental tests/information. Your healthcare providers will explain the meaning of your tests results, based on the overall clinical scenario. Certain medications that you may be currently taking may influence the outcome of the test. Hence, it is important to inform your healthcare provider of the complete list of medications (including any herbal supplements) you are currently taking. This will help the healthcare provider interpret your test results more accurately and avoid unnecessary chances of a misdiagnosis.

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