Electrocardiography (ECG) is the process of recording the electrical activity of the heart over a period of time using electrodes placed on a patient’s body. These electrodes detect the tiny electrical changes on the skin that arise from the heart muscle depolarizing during each heartbeat.
The ECG can help diagnose a range of conditions including heart arrhythmias, heart enlargement, heart inflammation (pericarditis or myocarditis) and coronary heart disease.
Our Centre expertise are trained in performing 12 lead ECG (electrocardiogram) to assist in diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmias and other conditions.
There is no special preparation required for the examination. However, wearing clothing that gives easy access to the chest is helpful. The patient should come as he/she is and eat or drink as normally does. If he/she take medications, you should continue to take them as normal unless your doctor specifies otherwise. The test takes about 15 minutes
An echocardiogram (echo) is a type of ultrasound test that uses high-pitched sound waves that are sent through a device called a transducer. The device picks up echoes of the sound waves as they bounce off the different parts of your heart.
We perform different types of echocardiograms including; Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE), Stress echocardiogram, Doppler echocardiogram, Trans esophageal echocardiogram (TEE). F
No special steps are needed before a TTE test. If you are having a TEE, will not be able to eat or drink for several hours before the test.