Cardiac Assessment

Cardiac Assessment Services

The Clinic offers many heart testing facilities such as EKG, exercise stress testing and holter/ event loop monitors. With two Internists working in the clinic, these tests are read on a daily basis. Pulmonary functions are also available to referred patients.

EKG

The electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is a noninvasive test that is used to reflect underlying heart conditions by measuring the electrical activity of the heart. By positioning leads (electrical sensing devices) on the body in standardized locations, information about many heart conditions can be learned by looking for characteristic patterns on the EKG.

Exercise Stress Tests

An exercise stress test looks at how your heart performs while you are exercising. It can help reveal heart problems that may not show up when your body is at rest.

Holter & Event Loop Monitoring

Holter and event loop monitors are used to help detect a heart rhythm problem, such as a heart beat that is too fast, too slow or irregular.

Holter monitors are portable devices that track your heart rhythm constantly for several days. The data it records is then analyzed by your doctor.

Event loop monitors are also portable, but may be worn for longer periods of timeā€”up to several months. When you have a heart rhythm irregularity, like palpitations, information is sent to your doctor automatically from the device