Pocket EKG Program

Pocket EKG is a unique screening offered through Sentara Heart at a variety of locations throughout southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina.

The screening includes:

  • Complete 12-lead EKG Reading  (includes atrial fibrillation screening)
  • Cholesterol Test
  • Blood Pressure Check
  • Heart Risk Evaluation
  • After the screening, you'll receive a letter with your EKG result.

Additionally, you'll receive a personal wallet size medical identification card that provides essential emergency information and cardiac history on one side and your actual baseline EKG on the other.

What will the Pocket EKG Card do for you?

When you have the Pocket EKG, you are carrying an accurate and up-to-date digest of key information concerning your medical condition and cardiac risk factors. Your 12-lead, baseline EKG is right on the card. Emergency and other admitting personnel obtain much of the information they need at a glance – information that enhances proper diagnosis, prevents unnecessary hospitalization, and may even save your life. The Pocket EKG card complies with the American Medical Association's guidelines for emergency medical information.

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