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Exercise Stress Testing May 6th, 2019

Exercise stress testing is used to determine how well your heart handles its workload. It is primary used to determine if your heart receives enough oxygen and proper blood flow when it is under stress such as when you are exercising. The test usually employs the “Bruce” protocol, Exercise is...

Cardiac Catheterization May 6th, 2019

Cardiac catheterization (or coronary angiogram) is a procedure used to diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease. Cardiac catheterization provides information on how well your heart works, identifies problems and allows for procedures to open blocked arteries. During cardiac catheterization, a long thin tube called a catheter is inserted in an artery...

Stress Echo-Cardiogram May 6th, 2019

This is an echocardiogram that is performed in combination with Exercise stress testing. This test can be used to visualize the motion of the heart’s walls and pumping action when the heart is stressed. It may reveal a lack of blood flow that isn’t always apparent on other heart tests.