Tests

Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography

18 June 2018 Tests

Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography

it may be difficult or impossible for some people to walk on a treadmill and provide sufficient effort for the results of the examination be conclusive. A substitute test may then be requested by your doctor. The Dobutamine stress echocardiography is one of the possibilities.

TRANS OESOPHAGEAL ECHOCARDIOGRAM

24 May 2018 Tests

TRANS OESOPHAGEAL ECHOCARDIOGRAM

A doctor may ask that this exam be done in order to better analyse certain parts of your heart that were not well seen at the transthoracic echocardiogram. It is a very good exam to see the interior of the left atrium and ventricle as well as the cardiac valves.

Multi-gated radionuclide angiography (MUGA)

29 April 2018 Tests

Multi-gated radionuclide angiography (MUGA)

This is a test used to evaluate the cardiac muscle’s contraction and to measure its capacity to pump blood.

CARDIAC MAGNETIC RESONANCE

26 February 2018 Tests

CARDIAC MAGNETIC RESONANCE

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, or the cardiac MRI, is a powerful test with an unparalleled quality of images which makes it possible to visualize the heart and to evaluate its function.

STRESS ECHO WITH TREADMILL

03 February 2018 Tests

STRESS ECHO WITH TREADMILL

Like the name says, it is the combination of a treadmill and a cardiac echography. The goal is to clarify the results of an ambiguous treadmill test, to confirm the result or more precisely determine the location of the blockages.

TRANS THORACIC ECHO CARDIOGRAM

15 December 2017 Tests

TRANS THORACIC ECHO CARDIOGRAM

It is the same type of test used to examine a baby in a pregnant woman. In the case of a cardiac ultrasound, the heart is organ of interest.

ABPM

09 December 2017 Tests

ABPM

ABPM stands for Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring. This is a test where a blood pressure cuff (called tensiometer) is installed around your arm to record your blood pressure blood over a 24-hour period.

ECG

23 November 2017 Tests

ECG

Electrocardiogram (ECG) is a 10 seconds recording of the electricity of the heart

THE HOLTER

15 November 2017 Tests

THE HOLTER

A Holter monitoring is a continuous recording of the ECG, the electricity generated by your heart, during 24 hours.

TREADMILL

The treadmill is a test in cardiology that evaluates, indirectly, possible blockages in the coronary arteries. It also helps evaluate the cardiovascular condition.

MYOCARDIAL SCINTIGRAPHY ON TREADMILL

This exam is a treadmill test accompanied by a radioactive tracer injection to verify through images the circulation condition of the cardiac muscle. This test is called the “Myocardial scintigraphy perfusion imaging at exercice”, “MIBI at exercice” or “MIBI with a treadmill”.

MYOCARDIAL SCINTIGRAPHY WITH PERSANTINE

The myocardial scintigraphy with persantine or “mibi persantine” is an imagery exam done at the nuclear medicine department. ThIs screening test helps determine if thoracic pains or other suspicious symptoms originate from the heart..

MYOCARDIAL SCINTIGRAPHY DOBUTAMINE

For various reasons, some people have difficulty walking on the treadmill and therefore cannot provide adequate effort for the results to be conclusive. In this case, your doctor may ask for a different exam to substitute the treadmill. One of these tests is called the dobutamine myocardial scintigraphy.

PERSANTINE STRESS ULTRASOUND

This exam consists of comparing the contraction of the heart at rest with its response after the injection of a product into a vein that simulates physical activity. The results of a cardiac ultrasound allow for this.