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February 7, 2017

Our Direct Primary Care (DPC) Patients never have to pay for essential diagnostic lab tests or even EKG tests. For less than you'd pay for your mocha, you can have access to quality primary care when you need it.  Be the healthiest you possible!  Call 509-473-9313 or visit our DPC page at http://www.tnhs1.com/direct-primary-care-dpc


What is an EKG/ECG?  Why are they important?  Here's what the Mayo Clinic has to say:


An electrocardiogram is a painless, noninvasive way to help diagnose many common heart problems in people of all ages. Your doctor may use an electrocardiogram to detect:

  • Irregularities in your heart rhythm (arrhythmias)

  • If blocked or narrowed arteries in your heart (coronary artery disease) are causing chest pain or a heart attack

  • Structural problems with your heart's chambers

  • A previous heart attack

  • How well certain ongoing heart disease treatments, such as a pacemaker, are working

You may need a heart rhythm test if you experience any of the following signs and symptoms:

  • Heart palpitations

  • Rapid pulse

  • Chest pain

  • Shortness of breath

  • Dizziness, lightheadedness or confusion

  • Weakness, fatigue or a decline in ability to exercise

The American Heart Association doesn't recommend using electrocardiograms to assess adults at low risk who don't have symptoms. But if you have a family history of heart disease, your doctor may suggest an electrocardiogram as an early screening test, even if you have no symptoms.


You can find more information about this at www.mayoclinic.org.



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