Heart attack (Myocardial Infarction) is one of the leading killers of people in the developed world.
When people have a heart attack, one of the first things we do in the clinic or a hospital is an ECG.
This stands for Electro Cardio Gram.
This is a totally non-invasive procedure, which simply looks at the electrical activity of the heart, and prints it out on a graph like paper.
When someone has a heart attack, it is a very useful tool to have a previous ECG to compare the new ECG to.
We would like as many people as possible to come into the Bush Nurse Centre and spend 10 minutes having an ECG.
It just entails having 10 wires stuck onto your chest, wait while the machine checks your heart, and that’s it. You feel nothing. Done.
We keep the ECG in your records, and hopefully never have to use it, but just in case we do, we have an important record to compare it to.
Everyone from the community is welcome to come in for an ECG (dates). Male and female nurses available.