Exercise testing is a non-invasive procedure that provides diagnostic and prognostic information and evaluates an individual's capacity for exercise. The treadmill test is basically continuous EKG monitoring during physical exertion, with close attention to the blood pressure, O2 saturation and heart rate.
A pacemaker is a small device that helps your heart beat more regularly. It does this with a small electric stimulation that helps control your heartbeat. Your doctor puts the pacemaker under the skin on your chest, just under your collarbone. It’s hooked up to your heart with tiny wires.
Cardiovascular consultation is a very important component of your treatment. It is an opportunity for you to discuss your cardiac concerns, complaints, to better understand any risks or complications that maybe involved in a procedure.
A vascular ultrasound is a non-invasive procedure that doesn't use and radiation or dyes and can be done right here. Using soundwaves, a vascular ultrasound can examine the flow of blood within the body and assess the condition of arteries and veins to identify and problems or risks.
This is a simple office test that uses ultrasound to image the heart. The test provides a detailed analysis of the structure and function of the heart. The information provided includes: size and thickness of the walls of the heart, the strength of the heart muscle as a pump and birth defects of the heart.
This test combines the treadmill test and the echocardiogram. A resting echocardiogram is done then repeated immediately after the exercise. Both digitized studies are compared side by side.
Cardiac catheterization is an x-ray test that uses radiographic contrast (dye) to visualize the coronary arteries and pinpoint the presence and severity of blockages and, more importantly, to determine the best treatment available.
A nuclear stress test shows how well blood flows through your heart and arteries while you are resting and during physical exertion. In this test, a small amount of a radioactive substance is injected into your body.