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Exercise Stress Echocardiography (ESE)

What is Exercise Stress Echocardiography? Echocardiography uses ultrasound waves (high-frequency sound waves) to assess the motion of heart muscle and blood vessels. Exercise Stress echocardiography (ESE) is an exercise stress test that allows the cardiologist to study the capacity and reserve of heart muscle function under stressful condition. You need to exercise on Treadmill machine… View Article

Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography (DSE)

What is Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography? Echocardiography uses ultrasound waves (high-frequency sound waves) to assess the motion of heart muscle and bood vessels. Dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) is a non-exercise stress test that allows the cardiologist to study the capacity and reserve of heart muscle function under stressful condition. Dobutamine, a cardiac medication, is infused through… View Article

24 Hour Holter Monitor

What is a 24 hour Holter monitor? An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a recording of the heart’s electrical activity. A Holter monitor (also known as a continuous ambulatory ECG monitor) records the heart rate and rhythm over a period of time (usually 24 hours) and can store as many as 100,000 heart recordings. These recordings can… View Article

Exercise Treadmill Test

What is Exercise Treadmill Test? An exercise treadmill test (also known as stress ECG test) is a test which looks at the electrical pattern of the heart before, during and after exercise under controlled medical supervision. This test is most commonly performed to investigate potential cardiac causes of chest pain, to determine if the patient… View Article

Transthoracic Echocardiogram

What is a Transthoracic Echocardiogram? A transthoracic echocardiogram looks at the structure of the heart and assesses how well it works. Echocardiogram uses ultrasound to scan the moving heart in real time, from different directions and records the images on a computer for analysis. Through the images, we can see if the heart is pumping… View Article

Tilt Table Test

What is Tilt Table Test? A tilt table test is used to evaluate the cause of unexplained fainting (syncope). Your doctor may recommend a tilt table test if you’ve had repeated unexplained episodes of fainting.  A tilt table test may provide important information to help your doctor determine the cause of blackouts and dizziness which… View Article