Electrocardiographs – Our Private ECG Tests

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When you experience heart problems, you need a detailed diagnosis fast. With our private ECG tests, our expert cardiologists and healthcare assistants can analyse your heart activity to provide an effective treatment plan and prevent further discomfort or complications.

If you are concerned about your heart health, the longer you wait to see a professional, the greater the risk of something going wrong. That is why we offer ECG tests from our clinic in Birmingham without long wait lists so you can get the care you need quickly. At Midland Health, our medical professionals will arrange a private test at a time that suits you and ensure that you get the medical attention you deserve.

What is an Electrocardiogram?

An electrogram is a non-invasive test that monitors your heart’s electrical activity and rhythm. It allows our expert cardiologists to detect and diagnose multiple different heart problems and conditions. That way, we can provide you with the necessary treatment. 

During an ECG, we attach electrode sensors to your body and monitor the electrical signals from your heartbeat. The results are displayed in a graph and tell us about your heart’s health.

Factors Influencing your Heart’s Health

Certain aspects of your lifestyle and diet can impact your heart’s health and performance. The following factors can increase your risk of heart conditions:

  • Smoking 
  • Lack of exercise
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Drinking alcohol

When You Need an ECG

We use ECGs to identify heart conditions and can perform the test in conjunction with other exams like blood tests. They can detect arrhythmias, coronary heart disease, heart attacks, cardiomyopathy and many other issues. 

After a GP or cardiologist consultation, we may suggest an ECG test to learn more about your heart, especially if you have had previous complications or a family history of heart conditions. 

If you regularly experience the following symptoms, you may have a heart problem that an ECG could detect:

  • Heart palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness
  • Faintness

How We Conduct the Test

When you come to our Edgbaston clinic for an ECG test, we attach sensors to your chest, arms and legs. These sensors connect to a monitoring device that detects the electric pulses generated by your heart as it beats.

You can eat, drink and act as usual before your ECG test. You will have to remove clothing from your torso to apply the sensors to your chest, and we may have to shave any hair to stick them in place. We advise that you do not use oil or moisturiser on your chest, arms or legs beforehand as they can prevent the electrodes from sticking.

Types of ECG

Depending on your condition and needs, we can carry out various ECGs to understand your heart’s performance. We will often use a combination of tests to gain data in different circumstances, including:

During a resting ECG, we will monitor your heart activity whilst you lie in a comfortable position. Generally, it takes between five and ten minutes to collect the data.

An exercise ECG is performed while you are on a treadmill or exercise bike, monitoring your heart when it is under strain. We use this test to understand how your heart’s performance changes between rest and activity.

We may perform an ambulatory ECG over 24 or 48 hours to gather additional information and provide a more comprehensive diagnosis. The electrodes are connected to a small portable monitor that you can carry around while going about your daily life. This longer test gives us a broader picture of your heart’s activity.

Getting Your Results

An ECG machine displays your results in a graph. Our consultant cardiologist can access these results digitally and interpret them to diagnose heart complications and create a tailored treatment plan. Often, we can process the ECG results during the same appointment, just after completing the test. Our expert cardiologists and cardiac physiologists will report on each ECG and our private GPs will ensure all ECG results are communicated to you in a very efficient way. 

Why Choose Us?

When it comes to diagnosing heart conditions, speed is crucial. We have built a clinic that provides swift testing and investigations without the need for a GP referral or a long waiting list, ensuring your issues are identified and treated in no time.

Our clinics have state-of-the-art technology to offer the most accurate care for our patients, meaning you receive an expert diagnosis quickly. We can conduct hospital tests and provide the results immediately.

We are proud to offer comprehensive healthcare anytime you need it. When you choose us, you receive: 

  • ECG Tests with expert cardiologists or healthcare assistants in days
  • Consultations with specialists and healthcare assistants
  • No long waiting lists or GP referrals
  • Outstanding medical facilities featuring innovative technology
  • First-class patient care

We understand the importance of staying on top of your health concerns, to ensure they don’t progress to something more serious. A full consultation regarding heart health may involve certain testing as well as discussion around health history and lifestyle factors. If you have previously had a heart attack or another heart problem, or are experiencing an irregular heartbeat, it might be a good idea to book in with your Midland Health GP.


Adults ECG


(With HCA)

Paediatric ECG


(With HCA)

Express GP Consultation


(15 min)

Stress ECG- ETT


Visit Our Private Clinic in Birmingham

Before you book an ECG, we recommend that you consult a GP or cardiologist. Along with our private ECG tests, we offer online and in-person GP consultations, chest pain and arrhythmia clinics and cardiology consultations at our state-of-the-art clinic in Edgbaston. It is a fifteen-minute walk from Five Ways Train station. Or, for drivers, there is parking along the road.


Not at all. An ECG test involves attaching small electrode sensors to your chest to monitor your heart. They are usually on for just a few minutes and are not painful.

You should see a cardiologist and get an ECG if you regularly experience:

  • Heart palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness
  • Faintness

We recommend that you consult our GPs and cardiologists before booking an ECG to check whether it is the best option for you.

ECGs are quick and safe. Whilst they use electrode sensors, no electricity enters the body during the test. The only discomfort you may experience is when you remove the sticky electrodes from your body.

Our experts will be by your side throughout the test to ensure your comfort and safety.

We have translators available for your appointment.

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