Cardiology Tests

12 Lead ECG:

A 12 lead ECG is the most common, non-invasive, routine test to evaluate the electrical activity of the heart and help identify the potential causes of chest pain, palpitations and arrhythmia.

All ECGs recorded at Express Diagnostics are over read for accuracy by qualified personnel. This fulfills the quality control expected of national governance and compliancy guidelines.

 

Holter (Ambulatory) ECG

Ambulatory ECG monitoring is a continuous recording of your heart’s electrical activity from 24 hours up to 7 days. Normal everyday activities should be maintained whilst wearing the device so that any symptoms such as dizziness, palpitations, chest pain or shortness of breath can be directly correlated with any significant ECG findings.

This test is preferable to a 12 lead ECG when your symptoms are intermittent because the device is recording continuously over a prolonged period. A full written report will be returned to the referring Doctor including relevant ECG sample strips.

 

 Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring

Undiagnosed high blood pressure (hypertension) is a leading cause of strokes and heart attacks therefore timely identification and appropriate treatment is of vital importance.

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring measures how your blood pressure changes throughout the day and overnight. As such it can give a much clearer picture than a single measurement at your doctor’s surgery. Typically the measurements are taken every 30 minutes during the day and every hour overnight. It is important to maintain your normal daily activities wherever possible.

 

 

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