The Cardiology Clinic is offered at both of our Campuses
Services Available at the Cardiology Clinic:
Exercise Tolerance Testing- ONLY OFFERED AT THE ECH CAMPUS
Electrocardiography (ECG or EKG)
An electrocardiogram or ECG (also called an EKG) is a common, painless test recording the electrical activity of the heart and converts it into lines called "waveforms" that can be seen on a monitor or printed out on paper. The waveforms created by the ECG can be divided into time segments to measure the rate of movement of your heart's electrical impulses.
An ECG can tell if your heart is beating normally or detect heart disease or problems with the electrical conduction system of the heart. It records the rate and regularity of heartbeats, can tell the size and position of the chambers of the heart. An ECG also can record signs of damage to the heart and the effects of drugs or devices such as pacemakers.
A Holter Monitor is a machine that your doctor will order which will continuously record your heart rhythms for 24 hours or more. The monitor is worn continuously throughout the day and night and because it is worn for an extended time period, it can help physicians determine if there is a problem with the heart that would not normally be detected with a regular EKG which only checks the patient's heart rhythym for less than a minute.
Echocardiography is a diagnostic test that uses ultrasound waves to make images of the heart chambers, valves and surrounding structures. It can measure cardiac output and is a sensitive test for inflammation around the heart (pericarditis). It can also be used to detect abnormal anatomy or infections of the heart valves.
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