Always call 999 first in the case of an accident or medical emergency when a person is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk. In a situation where you think someone may be having a heart attack or stroke, call 999 immediately.
If you feel that a GP is required for emergency care please call the surgery on +353 21 4772717 or outside surgery hours contact the SouthDoc out-of-hours GP service on 1850 335 999
An ECG detects and records electrical activity and muscular functions of the heart and this test can be performed at the surgery, usually by the nurse.
It is a relatively simple test to perform which involves the placement of electrode leads (patches) on each arm, leg and across the chest. The pattern of electrical activity is recorded on special graph paper (electrocardiograph) and the results are interpreted by the doctor.
An ECG may be recommended by the doctor for a number of reasons such as evaluation of chest pain, irregular heartbeat or to monitor the health of patients with certain medical conditions such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol. It may also be used as a screening tool by the doctor for patients attending for Well Man Check or Well Woman Check.