Studies

Diagnostic studies in cardiology

Electrocardiogram
It records electrical signals from the heart. It is a common and painless test used to quickly detect heart problems and monitor heart health. It is also called an ECG and is often done in a doctor’s office, clinic, or hospital room.

Transthoracic echocardiogram at rest
It consists of a non-invasive diagnostic imaging test, in which high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) are used. The size of the heart, the thickness of its walls, its global and regional functioning and the appearance and behavior of its valves are observed.

Holter
This is a machine that continuously records heart rhythms. It is worn for 24 to 48 hours during normal activity. It is very important that you accurately record your symptoms and activities so that your doctor can compare them to your results.

Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring, for short, is when your blood pressure is measured while you are living your normal daily life. Monitoring lasts 24 hours. You use a small digital blood pressure machine that is attached to a belt around your body and connected to a cuff around your upper arm.

Stress test
They show how the heart responds to physical activity. When we exercise, the heart pumps faster and harder. Some heart conditions are easier to detect when the heart is working hard.

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