EKG Urgent Care

When To Visit Urgent Care for an EKG

What is an EKG? 

An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) serves as a vital diagnostic tool that allows our experienced medical professionals at Complete Health Partners Urgent Care to gain valuable insights into the electrical activity of your heart. This non-invasive procedure involves placing electrodes on the skin to record the heart’s electrical signals, providing a visual representation of its rhythm and functionality. By capturing the intricate patterns of your heartbeat, an EKG helps identify irregularities, such as arrhythmias or abnormalities in the heart’s structure. This diagnostic capability enables our dedicated team to swiftly and accurately assess your heart health, facilitating timely interventions and personalized care plans.  

Who Needs an EKG? 

While it is commonly recommended for those with symptoms like chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, or dizziness, the scope extends beyond emergency situations. Individuals with a family history of heart disease, those managing chronic conditions, or those about to undergo certain medical procedures may benefit from an EKG to assess baseline heart health. Additionally, individuals engaging in vigorous physical activities or embarking on new fitness regimens might consider an EKG to ensure their cardiovascular system is well-prepared. Our Urgent Care’s EKG services cater to a diverse range of needs, providing a proactive approach to heart health for those seeking comprehensive, accessible, and timely care. 

When Should you Visit Urgent Care for an EKG? 

There are several reasons why a person may need to get urgent care clinic with an EKG (electrocardiogram) onsite. While an urgent care clinic may not have all the resources of a hospital emergency room, Complete Health Partners is equipped to perform EKGs in certain situations. 

Indications for getting an EKG at an urgent care clinic: 

  • Chest discomfort: If a you experience chest pain or discomfort, an EKG can help assess the heart’s electrical activity and determine if there are any abnormalities that may require immediate attention. 
  • Shortness of breath: Difficulty breathing can be a symptom of a heart problem. An EKG can help evaluate the heart’s function and determine if it is a contributing factor to the breathing difficulties. 
  • Palpitations: If you feel an irregular or rapid heartbeat, an EKG can provide insight into the heart’s rhythm and identify any underlying cardiac conditions. 
  • Dizziness or fainting: Episodes of dizziness or fainting may be related to heart issues. An EKG can help identify any irregularities that may be causing these symptoms. 
  • Preoperative evaluation: Prior to undergoing certain surgeries, an EKG may be performed to assess the heart’s ability to handle the stress of the procedure and ensure the patient’s safety. 
  • Sports clearance: If required by your governing body. 


When Should you Visit an Emergency Room for an EKG? 

Indications to go to the emergency room: While our urgent care clinics can handle certain cardiac concerns, there are specific indications that require immediate attention in an emergency room setting. These indications include: 

  • Severe chest pain: Intense, crushing, or radiating chest pain could be a sign of a heart attack or other life-threatening cardiac condition that requires urgent medical intervention. 
  • Sudden shortness of breath: If you experience sudden and severe difficulty breathing, it may indicate a serious heart or lung problem that needs immediate evaluation in an emergency room. 
  • Fainting or loss of consciousness: Unexplained loss of consciousness, especially if accompanied by chest pain, shortness of breath, or palpitations, should be evaluated in an emergency room. 
  • Severe palpitations: If palpitations are accompanied by chest pain, dizziness, or fainting, it may be a sign of a dangerous heart rhythm disturbance that warrants emergency medical attention. 
  • Signs of stroke: Symptoms such as sudden weakness or numbness on one side of the body, difficulty speaking, confusion, or severe headache require immediate evaluation in an emergency room. 

It is important to note that the decision to go to an urgent care clinic or the emergency room should be based on the severity of symptoms and the judgment of a healthcare professional. If there is any doubt about the urgency of the situation, it is always best to err on the side of caution and seek emergency medical care.

Complete Health Partners Urgent Care EKG Services in Nashville & Hendersonville 

Waiting for hours in the lobby of a medical office or an emergency room is not necessary when you want quick, convenient relief from illnesses or minor injuries in Nashville and Hendersonville, TN. CHP provides convenient and accessible healthcare services, including EKGs (electrocardiograms). Our clinics are equipped with advanced diagnostic technology and staffed by experienced medical professionals. Whether it’s for routine screenings or urgent medical needs, patients can rely on Complete Health Partners to deliver accurate and timely EKG tests. With a focus on patient-centered care, these clinics strive to ensure the well-being and peace of mind of individuals seeking prompt medical attention. 


Nashville Area Clinics     

Nashville West Clinic    

6749 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209   


9am – 7pm, 7 days a week    

Hendersonville Clinic    

166 E Main Street, Hendersonville, TN 37075   


9am – 7pm, 7 Days a week

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