The stress portion of the test is induced by pharmacological agent called Lexiscan. These agents are given through IV to expand or dilate the coronary arteries, similar to what would happen during exercise. Arteries that have become narrowed will not be able to expand as much as normal arteries. Cardiolite, which is a radioactive tracer that does not contain iodine, is given.
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Echocardiography uses ultrasound waves to produce an image of a the heart’s structure and function. Standard echocardiography produces a two-dimensional image of a cross section, or slice, of the heart and large blood vessels of the heart. The test is painless and does not use radiation and has few known risks. As with all visits, please bring your insurance cards and list of your medications.
This recorder is based off of a holter monitor, the duration of the test is prolonged for 1 month. The monitor will be mailed to the patient home with instructions on how to place it.
When you have the monitor, you are able to shower, just remove the electrodes and then replace afterwards. You do have to sleep with the monitor on and resume normal daily activity.
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Cedar Valley Cardiovascular Center is pleased to offer a plethora of vascular ultrasound procedures including carotids, renal arteries, veins, aortas...Vascular Technologists use high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to diagnose, treat and prevent medical conditions. Ultrasound does not produce any radiation or other chemicals and is non-invasive. This is an exciting, safer, cheaper alternative
Sleep Apnea is defined as a temporary stop of breathing during sleep. This may also be accompanied by fatigue, tiredness, snoring and/or waking up short of breath or gasping for air. Sleep apnea may be diagnosed by a home sleep study. This monitors your oxygen levels and the number of times you may stop breathing. This test is read by a certified sleep professional and reviewed by the ordering pro
Holter monitor provides a continuous recording of the heart’s rhythm during normal activity. This can be worn or 24-48 hours. Electrodes are placed on your chest and connected to a portable EKG monitor that you can easily carry you. Information gathered will be analyzed by a cardiologist to determine if there are any abnormal heart rhythms.
On the day of the test, the patient will have a