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An echocardiogram uses sound waves to detect how well your heart muscle and valves are working. This test also may be used to detect the overall size and shape of your heart. Small, adhesive electrodes will be placed on your chest to monitor your heartbeat while a device that looks like a microphone is used to bounce sound waves off your heart. A computer then transforms these sound waves into pictures that will be recorded and studied by your physician.
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If you have any questions about your care after you return home, call your physician’s office.
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An electrocardiogram (EKG) is a quick and easy way to measure your heartbeat and heart rate. Small, adhesive electrodes are placed on your arms, legs and chest to measure the energy levels in your body. As your heart beats, the electrodes record the electrical activity of your heart on graph paper, and the results are either printed out or displayed on the monitor for your physician or nurse to study. An EKG is one of the most common tests performed on heart patients, allowing medical staff to keep a close eye on your heart’s activity.
A physician may recommend electrophysiology (EP) studies if you have symptoms suggesting heart rhythm difficulties. An EP study can help determine the nature of your heart rhythm problems and outline available treatment options to help.
An exercise stress test is a common procedure that your doctor might use to diagnose heart disease. It shows how your heart performs during exercise and usually involves walking on a treadmill or riding a stationary bike at increasing levels of difficulty. During the exercise, your heart rate and blood pressure are closely monitored.
If you have any questions about your care after you return home, call your physician’s office. This test is offered at these facilities:
Holter monitoring is a simple and direct way for your physician to track your heartbeat using a portable heart machine that you carry with you. The Holter monitor will record your heartbeat for at least 24 hours as you go about your daily activities. Your doctor then reviews the results to evaluate how your heart is working.
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Holter monitoring is offered at these locations:
Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Diagnostic testing for peripheral arterial disease falls into two primary categories:
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Veins are blood vessels that carry blood back to the heart, working against the force of gravity. Your calf muscles and a system of valves in the veins help to move blood towards the heart. A variety of tests can assist in the diagnosis of venous disease:
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