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Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography

Dobutamine stress echocardiography helps to indirectly determine if there are significant obstructions in the coronary arteries.

The test is performed using a medication, dobutamine, to stimulate the heart instead of using a treadmill, and a cardiac ultrasound to observe how the heart’s contraction responds to the simulated stress.

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ABPM

The abbreviation ABPM stands for Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring. It is a test where a blood pressure cuff (called tensiometer) is attached to the arm to record blood pressure over a 24-hour period.

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The myocardial scintigraphy with persantine

Persantine myocardial scintigraphy, also known as “MIBI persantine” or “MIBI dipyridamole,” is a nuclear medicine imaging test.
It helps to indirectly determine if there are significant blockages in the coronary arteries.
The test is performed using a radioactive tracer that ‘follows the path’ of oxygen in the heart muscle.

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Myocardial perfusion imaging or stress MIBI scan

Myocardial perfusion imaging or stress MIBI helps to indirectly determine if there are significant obstructions in the coronary arteries. The test is performed using a radioactive tracer that ‘follows the path’ of oxygen in the heart muscle.

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Transthoracic echocardiogram

Cardiac ultrasound, or echocardiogram, is an examination that allows the evaluation of the heart’s anatomy and function using ultrasound.

It is an examination of the same nature as the one used to see the baby in pregnant women. In this case, it is the heart that we will see.

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Holter

The Holter monitor test involves continuous recording of the heart’s electrical activity over a 24-hour period. In some cases, the doctor may request an extended 48-hour recording.

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Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)

The electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is the recording of the electricity generated by your heart.
The electricity of the heart can be recorded by the installation of small electrical sensors on the skin.

An ECG (or EKG) is specific to each person. It is like a fingerprint.

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The treadmill; the effort challenge

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

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