Indication – angina pectoris suspicion and any unexplained chest pain.
Examination – the ECG is recorded and the blood pressure is measured during the exercise on the ergometer (home bike). The test is concluded after reaching the target heart rate (individually calculated value), the onset of symptoms (pain, dizziness, vertigo and similar symptoms), the onset of changes in ECG or significant blood pressure oscillations.
Procedure duration – about 30 minutes.
Purpose – the analysis of blood pressure changes and of the ECG recorded during the test is used to evaluate the functionality of coronary blood vessels (which supply the myocardial muscle). Coronary blood vessels are responsible for the development of angina pectoris and myocardial infarction.
Indication – arrhythmia suspicion or an unexplained chest pain.
Examination – the electrodes (as with the ECG) are placed on the patient and the ECG recording device in the form of a box (cell phone size) is placed on the waistband. The patient goes home and agrees to return with the device to the office where it is removed (usually after 24 hours), after which the test results are analyzed.
Purpose – During the scan, the electrocardiogram is recorded continuously over several hours (usually over 24 hours, but it is possible to record up to 7 days continuously). Thus, rhythm disturbances and ECG changes that indicate an angina pectoris can be registered. We record a 12-channel ECG with a much greater diagnostic value for the diagnosis of angina pectoris than the usual 3-channel one.
Indication – suspicion of poor blood pressure regulation throughout the day
Examination – a pressure gauge cuff is set up and linked with the data storage device in the form of a box (cell phone size) which is placed on the waistband and used for recording blood pressure values. The patient goes home and agrees to return with the device to the office (usually after 24 hours) where it is removed, after which the test results are analyzed. During the scan, blood pressure is measured in given time intervals (usually about 30 min) over a period of 24 to 36 hours.
Purpose – the analysis of pressure values obtained during the day and night provide a more accurate insight into the disease and into the outcome of treating elevated blood pressure.
Indications – suspicion of a heart disease and a decline in heart functionality.
Examination – the patient is lying on the bed, and the examination is done with a probe pressed on the chest.
Procedure duration – 15 minutes to 1 hour (depending on the findings).
Purpose – recording of heart with the analysis of its appearance, functionality (heart muscle contraction) and cardiac structures (heart chambers, septum and valves). By using Doppler methods (color, pulse, continuous, tissue), the flow in the individual parts of the heart is analyzed. This gives a comprehensive insight into the morphological and functional state of the heart.