Colour Doppler

This is an extension of Echocardiography. Based on complicated physics, this test indicates the direction of the blood flow in a particular area. It is called ‘colour’ Doppler because the three colours red, blue and yellow represent the direction of the blood flow on the echo monitor. Doppler comes in very useful in detecting and…

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Trans Oesophagel Echocardiogram

In this investigation, a special echo probe is passed half way through the food pipe. Thus, the prob lies just behind the heart, which can be visualised from a different angle as compared to Trans Thoracic Echo.   Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter

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Dobutamine Stress Echocardiogram

This is for those patients who cannot walk, like very obese persons, or people with painful knees and patients suffering from Heart Valve Disease. In this procedure, the heart is artificially ‘tired’ by medicines like dobutamine. So while the patient lies on the table, his heart beats faster and pumps out blood forcefully because of…

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Transthoracic Echocardiogram

This is done by applying the echo probe on the chest and investigating the heart, its walls and their movements, etc. This investigation is used mainly in cases of heart attack, heart failure and congenital heart diseases. Nowadays, it is also doneroutine in cases of High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, breathlessness, Angina etc.   Follow Us…

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Echocardiogram

Imagine ‘looking’ at the heart or looking ‘into’ the heart of a living person! Further, imagine looking at the valves and moving walls of the heart. This is what this wonderful, yet non-invasive investigation does. Also, just as we can feel the wind blowing into our face or on our back, the cardiologist can make…

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Event Monitor and Holter Monitor

Event monitors are used to detect irregularities in heart beats. Holter monitor records the electriccal impulses in your heart for 24 to 48 hours. Holter monitoring is in use since the last 30 years. This equipment is used to: Monitor and record heart beats check whether the heart muscle is getting enough blood through the…

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Exercise Stress Test

Also called Treadmill or TMT, the equipment used in this test is a combination of a computer, an ECG machine and a treadmill. This test is for those who have symptoms of heart disease even when their ECG recording is normal. So the underlying heart disease remains to be accurately diagnosed. Thus, TMT is done…

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Electrocardiogram

The heart generates electrical impulses within itself. These impulses make the heart beat. This electrical activity is recorded with the help of an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG). Each heart beat starts with an electrical impulse, which makes the heart contract. The activity of the heart contract. The activity of the heart during each beat is…

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Chest X-Ray

A chest X-Ray shows the shape, size and the location of the heart. In case of disease, an X-Ray shows the following: The Shape of your heart Whether there is any fluid collection in and around the heart The size of the heart. In heart failure, the heart size is increased   Follow Us on…

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Investigations in Heart Disease

There are many investigations to test the heart. The most important and common are: Chest X-Ray Electrocardiogram Exercise Stress Test ( Treadmill Test, TMT) Event Monitor and Holter Monitor Echocardiogram Transthoracic Echocardiogram (TTE) Dobutamine Stress Echocardiogram (DSE) Trans Esophageal Echocardiogram (TEE) Colour Doppler Radioisotope Stress Test (Thallium test) Cardiac Catheterisation or Coronary Angiography Computerised Tomographic…

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