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Stress Testing & Echocardiogram

 

Services Available:

  • Echocardiogram
  • Stress Echo
  • Dobutamine Stress Echo
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • 24 & 48 Hour Holter Monitor
  • 30 Day Event Monitor

 

Hours:

Monday – Friday

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

Our Cardiac Diagnostics Lab is staffed with:

  • Certified Echo Technicians
  • Certified Exercise Specialists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Registered Nurses
  • Internal Medicine Physicians
  • Board Certified Cardiologists
  • ACLS Certified Staff

 

Descriptions:

Echocardiogram – Noninvasive procedure that uses sound waves (ultrasound) to evaluate how well the heart is working. A physician might order this test to help evaluate heart murmurs, help diagnosis congestive heart failure, and help treat post heart attack patient’s.

Stress test – This test will help your doctor find out how well your heart handles work. As your body works harder during the test, it requires more oxygen and your heart has to pump more blood. The test can show id there is a lack of blood supply through the arteries that go to the heart. A physician might order this test if you are having chest pain or shortness of breath.

Holter Monitor – This is a small pocket size monitor that continuously records the heart’s rythym. The monitor is worn for 24-48 hours and records your hearts electrical activity. This information is downloaded into a computer and reviewed by a cardiologist to determine of there are any irregular heart rhythms. A physician might order this if you are experiencing palpitations, dizziness, or a rapid heart rate.

Event Monitor – This is also used to detect abnormal heart rhythms. This records the hearts electrical activity at the push of a button. Patient’s trigger the devices when they first begin to feel the signs of dizziness, weakness, lightheadedness, heart racing or fluttering, The monitor stores the heart rhythm and then it is send via telephone for a cardiologist to review.


To Schedule an appointment or for more information, please call:
(906)-643-8585 ext. 30520