What happens when my child has an ECG?

This video by the What? Why? Children in Hospital charity shows what happens when your child needs to have an ECG to check their heart. The physiologists uses stickers, electrodes and a machine to record signals from the heart. This video will help families prepare for the test. Parents could show this video to their child before their appointment to help them understand what is going to happen in hospital. This video was developed in partnership with the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow.


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Note: This video represents the procedure at the time of filming, but procedures will be updated and vary between hospitals, please contact your hospital for any questions about the procedure.
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