Tips for Buying EKG Machines for Physicians

One of the most important investments you may make in your cardiology practice is the purchase of one or multiple EKG machines. If you have an ECG machine that is approaching the end of its service life, or if your practice or hospital is expanding, you may be ready to add additional, newer machines to handle patient care needs. At Danlee Medical Products, Inc., we are your source for exceptional quality EKG machines, EKG prep products, and other EKG supplies.

Consider the following when purchasing EKG machines for a medical office:

Desired Functionality

The type of functionality desired, whether recording, monitoring, or both can determine the type of ECG chosen, in addition to the number of leads/electrodes.


The EKG machine you choose for physicians should allow the ability to add patient demographics onto an EKG printout. This presents a more professional appearance.

Internal Storage

The EKG device should have the ability to store EKG waveforms for printing, retrieval, and transmission at any time. Find out how many EKGs it can store – 20 is beneficial for many practices. It should preferably allow for expanded storage.

No. of Channels

The device should preferably have the ability to print a minimum of 3 leads of the EKG waveform continuously with the switching between leads done manually. It should obtain all the standard 12 leads at the same time as a multi-channel device, including at least 3 channels of concurrent EKG data.

Size of the Print

An EKG that prints out 11×8.5 sheets of paper is preferable – these EKG supplies are easier to work with and store. Some EKGs print out small sizes, including half-size sheets or 60 mm strips.

EKG Visible Prior to Printing

Is the EKG viewable before printing? Preferably yes, since this allows the user to ensure the baseline is stable before commencing with the EKG.

Connectable to a PC and Other Devices

Check to make sure the EKG machine has a USB port or RS232 port or other interface that enables communication with computers and other devices. It should also have options related to LAN and wireless connectivity, and electronic medical records.

Patient Details

The EKG should allow for the input of patient information such as the patient’s name, age, height, ID number, sex, weight, and other demographic data.

Additional Features You May Need

Some EKG machines also have the ability to integrate with diagnostic capabilities such as vital signs monitoring, stress testing, diagnostic features, Holter monitoring, and spirometry.

Feel free to shop for EKG machines, EKG prep products, and other EKG supplies through our online store. To learn about the various cardiology products we offer, give us a call today at 800.433.7797 or send us a message through our contact form.