Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Laboratory focus on the detection and treatment of heart diseases, using external tests- rather than instruments inserted into the body of a patient to evaluate and diagnose cardiac disorders. Our Cardiac Centre provides a wide range of non-interventional diagnostic tests for the assessments of patients with cardiac disorder. These are carried out at the Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Laboratory.
An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a simple test that can be used to check your heart's rhythm and electrical activity. Sensors attached to the skin are used to detect the electrical signals produced by your heart each time it beats.
Echocardiogram is a diagnostic test that uses ultrasound waves to create an image of the heart muscle. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is the most commonly performed cardiac ultrasound examination. The doctors can use the images from an echocardiogram to identify heart disease. Transducer with ultrasound gel will be placed on patient’s chest area to produce the images on the machine.
A treadmill stress test, also called an exercise stress test, shows how your heart works during physical activity. Because exercise makes your heart pump harder and faster, an exercise stress test can reveal problems with blood flow within your heart. Heart rate, breathing, blood pressure, electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG), and how tired you feel are monitored during the test.
An Exercise Stress Echocardiogram (ESE) is an ultrasound used to see how your heart works under stress. An echo shows your heart structures and how well your heart muscle is pumping during pre-exercise and after exercise. Images taken and ECG finding from the stress procedure may help doctors to determine which heart segment receive inadequate blood supply.
A dobutamine stress echocardiogram is another form of stress echocardiogram. A medication called Dobutamine will mimic the physical stress by increasing the heart rate. Dobutamine will be infused according to patient’s body weight and echocardiogram images will be taken to compare heart contraction before and after medication being infused.
Vascular ultrasound is a non-invasive ultrasound method (also called a duplex ultrasound ) used to examine the blood circulation of the arteries or veins in the arms, legs, and carotid vessels.
Ambulatory ECG Monitoring is performed to produce a prolonged ECG recording over the course of 1 day or longer. This is particularly useful for patient with blackouts, paroxysmal arrhythmia, intermittent symptoms and/or palpitations. There are several different types of ambulatory monitors. Your doctor will choose the type that is most appropriate for you and is most likely to help diagnose your heart problem
A device worn by patient to monitor patient’s blood pressure (BP) continuously. A patient can perform normal activity and result help doctor to identify patient’s average blood pressure and determine ideal treatment to treat patient with hypertension.