The Tests We Do In The Office
ECG provides an electrical map of the heart by applying electrodes on the surface of the chest
- Stress Echocardiogram
A stress echocardiogram allows your doctor a more visual view of your heart. An echocardiogram creates still and moving pictures of your heart at rest by bouncing sound waves off the heart from a device called a transducer. The waves are then used to create a picture of your heart. During a stress echocardiogram, your doctor will perform an echocardiogram while you are resting and then again after you have exercised on a treadmill. The information allows the doctor to learn more about the muscles, valves and other structures of the heart.
- Exercise Stress Test (Stress ECG or Stress Test)
A stress ECG is basically an ECG that is performed while the patient is exercising on a treadmill. It allows your doctor to see how your heart functions under stress and tells him how healthy your heart is.
- Cardiac Ultrasound/echo
Allows visualisation of your heart’s structure and function using ultrasound waves
- Arrythmia Investigation
We perform 24-72 hr cardiac monitoring to help identify abnormal cardiac rhythms. patients requiring further invasive Electrophysiological assessment are referred usually to POWH or RPAH.
Occasionally office BP assessment maybe confounded by anxiety ("white coat syndrome"). 24 hour BP monitoring may provide a more accurate BP assessment.