18 June 2018
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.
24 May 2018
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.
29 April 2018
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.
26 February 2018
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.
03 February 2018
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.
15 December 2017
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.
23 November 2017
Electrocardiogram (ECG) is a 10 seconds recording of the electricity of the heart
15 November 2017
A Holter monitoring is a continuous recording of the ECG, the electricity generated by your heart, during 24 hours.
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.
TREADMILL (STRESS TEST)
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.