Category Archives: Heart Monitoring

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How Long Does an Echo Test Take? What to Expect

Has your cardiologist called you in for an echo test? You might be feeling nervous or unsure. That’s normal, and we’re here to give you the information you need to feel confident going into the test.  Echocardiograms are important for determining your heart’s function and health. Learn more about this valuable test and what to […]

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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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