Category Archives: Heart Monitoring

man taking a echocardiogram

How to Prepare for an Echocardiogram

The echocardiogram is one of the most commonly performed, non-invasive cardiac diagnostic tools, with 25 million of them performed worldwide each year. It is a procedure that uses sound waves to detect heart conditions and can be part of annual physical exams or scheduled if a patient has symptoms of heart disease.  If you need […]

  • Posted on: Apr 27 2023
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ECG results showing an arrhythmia.

Heart Monitoring and Arrhythmia

What is a heart monitor and why would my doctor suggest heart monitoring? Heart monitoring is exactly what it sounds like: the use of a device to record the heart’s electrical activity and translate that activity into data that can be read and analyzed by your doctor. Monitoring is different from going through one or […]

  • Posted on: Dec 12 2019
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Results from an echocardiogram.

Reasons for an Echocardiogram

What are the possible reasons for my doctor ordering an echocardiogram? An echocardiogram is a noninvasive procedure that uses ultrasound (sound waves) to examine the heart’s structural integrity and functioning. A transducer, which is a hand-held wand, is held to the chest in certain locations and angles and emits sound waves. These sound waves painlessly […]

  • Posted on: Sep 9 2019
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