Non-invasive cardiology heart health care
In our non-invasive laboratories we offer the following services:
This monitor is a small, wearable device that records the electrical activity of your heart continuously for 24 hours or 48 hours.
Exercise stress test
A stress test shows how your heart works during physical activity. Because exercise makes your heart pump harder and faster, an exercise stress test can reveal problems with blood flow within your heart. EKG: records the electrical activities of your heart at rest. It's a common and painless test; used to quickly detect heart problems and monitor your heart's health.
A stress echocardiogram uses ultrasound imaging to assess how well the heart works under stress. The "stress" can be triggered by either exercise on a treadmill or a medicine called dobutamine. A dobutamine stress echocardiogram (DSE) may be used if you are unable to exercise.
Cardiac event monitor
This monitor is a small device that you wear or keep with you for more than one week. It records your heart rhythm when you are experiencing symptoms such as dizziness, palpitations, shortness of breath, fainting spells or chest pain to help diagnosis what is causing the symptoms. It can also be used to evaluate how you respond to medicines. This device can transmit the recorded information directly to your doctor.
An echocardiogram uses ultrasound to create the real time pictures of your heart's function and structures.
Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)
A TEE uses a long, thin, tube (endoscope) to guide the ultrasound transducer down the esophagus. This lets the doctor see pictures of the heart without the ribs or lungs getting in the way. A TEE is done when your doctor needs a closer look at your heart or does not get the information needed from a regular echo.