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ECG stands for electrocardiogram. It is a test that records the electrical activity in your heart.
The ECG shows the sequence of electrical events (depolarisation and repolarisation) that occur during each heartbeat. This information can be used to diagnose many cardiac problems, such as:
- Heart attack (myocardial infarction)
- Heart rhythm disturbances (arrhythmias) – including abnormal heart rhythms (atrial fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia), which may lead to stroke or sudden cardiac death
- Heart valve disease – including mitral valve prolapse and aortic stenosis
An echocardiogram is a series of sound waves that create an image of your heart and its structures. It’s the most common type of cardiac imaging. Echocardiograms are often used to diagnose heart disease and determine whether treatment is needed.
An echocardiogram uses sound waves to create an image of your heart. A doctor or technician places a transducer device on your chest and moves it around to get different views of your heart. The transducer sends high-frequency sound waves into your body and then listens for their echoes as they bounce back off blood vessels, valves, chambers and other parts of your heart. The machine picks up these echoes and displays them as black-and-white images on a computer screen for the doctor to see. Echocardiograms can help find out if there’s something wrong with your heart.
Blood pressure monitoring
Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. It’s also described as “the force that blood exerts against the wall of the artery.” Blood pressure monitoring is a vital part of heart disease prevention. It can help you detect high or low blood pressure, which may indicate a health problem.
Coronary angiography is a procedure that allows your doctor to examine the blood flow through your coronary arteries. This is done by injecting a dye into your blood vessels and then taking x-rays of your heart.
The dye shows up on the x-rays and can help your doctor check for any blockages in the arteries leading to your heart muscle (coronary arteries). A blockage in one or more of these arteries can cause chest pain (angina) and possibly a heart attack.
The test can also show other heart conditions, such as an abnormal heart valve, that might not be causing symptoms but could cause problems later on. Coronary angiography may be used to:
- Check for blocked blood vessels in the heart (coronaries)
- Evaluate chest pain or other symptoms that a blocked coronary artery may cause
- Diagnose certain abnormal heart valves
In a cardiac catheterization lab, a cardiologist inserts a catheter into your chest and guides it to the blocked artery. The catheter is then attached to a stent and inflated. The stent opens up the blocked artery and restores blood flow.
holter monitor test Sydney
Holter monitor test Sydney is used to checking the heart rate and rhythm. It involves wearing a portable heart monitoring device for 24 hours or longer. Doctors use the holter monitor test to diagnose abnormal heart rhythms and find out if they are causing symptoms such as dizziness, fainting, or palpitations.
The device has electrodes attached to your chest and waist with wires connecting to a small box recording your heart rate at all times. The box is called an event marker unit (EMU) or a computer terminal unit (CTU). It also comes with a portable printer that records when your symptoms happen. This helps doctors determine if an arrhythmia causes them.
Pacemaker insertion is placing a pacemaker in a patient’s body. The pacemaker is a small electronic device that monitors your heart rate and sends steady electrical impulses to your heart to keep it beating normally. Pacemakers are most commonly used to treat irregular heart rhythms known as arrhythmias. They can also be used to treat bradycardia, or slow heart rates, which may occur when a person has low blood pressure or a heart attack.
If your doctor has decided you need a defibrillator, he will first ensure that you are fit to have the procedure. Your heart rate will be monitored, and an anaesthetic will be given to numb the area where the device is being inserted.
A cut is made on your chest. This is followed by another made under your collarbone, allowing the defibrillator to sit between your ribs. The wires from the device are then attached to your heart muscle by inserting them into tiny tubes called catheters that have been inserted through these cuts. The defibrillator itself is then attached to these wires and placed under the skin.
The whole process takes less than an hour and leaves minimal scarring.
Heart Bypass Surgery
Bypass surgery is a surgical procedure that involves using a blood vessel from another part of the body to create a detour around (bypass) a blocked coronary artery.
Bypass surgery can be performed as either an open-heart or minimally invasive procedure. The type you receive depends on your medical history and the extent of your heart disease.
When you have coronary artery disease, your heart muscle has trouble getting enough blood flow, which can result in chest pain (angina) or even death if not treated. In order to treat coronary artery disease, doctors may recommend bypass surgery if medications and other treatments aren’t effective.
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