The Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG), records the electrical impulses generated by the heart detecting heart disease and heart beat irregularities.
2D/3D Echo Doppler
In both echocardiography and vascular scan, the studies allow the examiner to see blood flow through the chambers of the heart, the arteries and veins of the rest of the body like those in the extremities, kidneys and vessels going to the brain. A Doppler ultrasound can also find abnormal blood flow in a vessel, which may mean there is a blockage. A Color Doppler is an enhanced form of Doppler ultrasound using different colors to show the direction of blood flow.
Vascular (Duplex Scans)
Duplex Scan is a non-invasive ultrasound evaluation of blood flow through the arteries and veins . This test provides information to help the requesting doctor to make an effective treatment plan. Vascular studies use high-frequency sound waves to measure the amount of blood flow in the blood vessels. Like in Echocardiography, a small handheld probe is placed on the skin and sound waves move through the it and other body tissues to the blood vessels. The sound waves then send echoes to a computer and are seen on a screen as images or video.
The Treadmill Exercise Test measures the ability of the heart to respond to external stress in a controlled clinical environment. The patient will be hooked to a continuous electrocardiogram recording system while walking on the treadmill with gradual increase in speed and incline.
A Holter Monitor is a small battery-operated easy-to-carry device that records the heart’s activity (ECG) continuously with electrodes attached to the chest recording irregularities in the rhythm of the heart that an electrocardiogram couldn’t detect. A diary is likewise provided for the patient to note down symptoms felt as they occur. The physician may request a Holter monitor to be worn for a day or two, even if the individual hasn’t had any symptoms of an abnormal heartbeat.
Automatic BP Monitoring
The Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM) device is worn by the patient over 24 hours to measure blood pressures during the day as the patient performs routine daily activities and throughout the night. The data is then analyzed the next day in the computer in the Cardiology Center.
Cardiology Services :
- 2D/3D Echo Adult
- Fetal Echo
- Holter Monitoring
- Ambulatory BP Monitoring
- Dobutamine Stress Test
- Treadmill Stress Echo
- Pedia Echo
- Ankle – Brachial index
- 2D/ 3D Echo with Doppler
- Arterial Duplex Scan (Bilateral Lower Extremities)
- Arterial Duplex Scan (Bilateral Upper Extremities)
- Arterial Duplex Scan (Single R/L Lower Extremity)
- Arterial Duplex Scan (Single R/L Upper Extremity)
- Venous Duplex Scan (Bilateral Lower Extremities)
- Venous Duplex Scan (Bilateral Upper Extremities)
- Venous Duplex Scan (single R/L Lower Extremity)
- Venous Duplex Scan (single R/L Upper Extremity)
- Carotid Duplex Scan
- Treadmill/Stress Test
- Arterial Mapping
- Venous mapping
- Arteriovenous Fistula with Doppler
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