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What is the role of ECHO?
ECHO is a Non-Invasive cardiac device which is used on the chest. It uses high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to produce images of the heart's size, structure and motion. It is also termed as echocardiography. Purpose of the test Provides data in the form of heartbeat and determines the exact health status.
- Records data about abnormal rhythms of the heart.
- Movement of the heart
- Exact strength of the heart
- Status of Heart valves
There is no preparation for a transthoracic echocardiogram.
When a transesophageal echocardiogram is performed, the patient usually requires some sedation to tolerate the procedure. The stomach should be empty to prevent vomiting and aspiration into the lungs. For that reason, the patient should have nothing to eat or drink for many hours before the procedure. Due to the sedation, the patient will need a family member or friend to escort the patient home.
For a stress echocardiogram, the patient may need to walk on a treadmill or ride a bicycle. Comfortable shoes are recommended
What is the role of ECG?
The role of the ECG is to record the electrical activity or rhythm of the heart. It also checks any abnormal beat, damage or enlargement of the heart muscles. Purpose of the test the purpose of the test is to
- Confirms if heart attack has happened
- Predicts the risk factor for the heart attack
- Changes in heart Rhythm
What exactly happens in an ECG procedure?
ECG is a Non-Invasive cardiac testing procedure which uses tests outside of the body to record the heart rhythm. The diagnostic test measures the electrical activity of the heartbeat. With every beat, an electrical drive (or "wave") goes through the heart. Because of this wave, the heart muscles crushes and pumps the blood from the heart. A normal pulse or heart beat on ECG will demonstrate the P wave and T wave shown by upper and lower chambers respectively.
No special preparations are necessary for a standard electrocardiogram. Do tell your doctor about any medications and supplements you're taking because some can affect the results of your test.
How is TMT test done
Before you begin exercising, you’ll be hooked up to the EKG machine. Several sticky pads will be attached to your skin under your clothes. Your doctor or nurse will check your heart rate and breathing before you begin exercising. Your doctor may also have you breathe into a tube to test the strength of your lungs.
You’ll start off by walking slowly on a treadmill. The speed and grade of the treadmill will be increased as the test continues.
If you experience any difficulties, specifically chest pains, weakness, or fatigue, you may ask to stop the test.
When your doctor is satisfied with your results, you’ll be able to stop exercising. Your heart rate and breathing will continue to be monitored for a short while afterward.
Preparation for TMT Test:
Do not eat or drink caffeine products (chocolate, soda, tea, coffee or Excedrin®) for 24 hours before exam.
Note: Decaffeinated products contain caffeine. Consult your physician about going off beta blockers for 48 hours and calcium channel blockers 24 hours before your exam.
Do not eat or drink for three hours before your appointment. Drinking water is OK.
If you are unable to exercise on the treadmill, a medication will be administered to stress your heart. If you are undergoing this type of an exam, you may take all your heart and blood pressure medications as instructed by your physician.
If you have diabetes, please speak to your physician prior to this exam to receive special instructions you may need regarding your medications.
For SPECT exams, wear comfortable clothes and rubber-soled shoes or sneakers for the treadmill portion of this exam.
Please bring all your medications or a list of them with doses to your appointment.