The Whole person, not Just the Heart
The Electrocardiogram (ECG) is a essential investigation for diagnosis of cardiac problems. The test records the electrical activity of the heart.
An Echocardiogram (Echo) uses ultrasound to assess the function of the heart. An echo assesses valves, heart size and blood flow throughout the heart.
24 hour BP Monitoring
24 hour blood pressure monitoring captures your blood pressure profile as you move around during your normal daily life and during sleep at night.
24 hour ECG Monitoring
An 24 ECG monitor provides a continuous record of every heart beat throughout the monitoring period. It is a good way to pick up heart rhythm disturbances (arrhythmia).
The ZioPatch® (ECG) is 14 day ECG patch. It is both lightweight and comfortable to wear. It is one of the most sensitive long term ways to detect heart rhythm abnormalities.
Zenicor® hand held
This enables multiple 30 second recordings of the heart rhythm to be made for up to one month. These can be sent directly to a monitoring centre via the internet.
Exercise Stress Testing
An exercise stress test is a way of looking for changes in the ECG signal during exercise. It can identify cramp (ischaemia) in the heart muscle due to a lack of blood supply.
CT Coronary Angiogram and Calcium Score
CT coronary angiogram and calcium score provides detailed 3D images of the coronary arteries running on the surface of the heart. This can show the presence of fatty build up in these vessels (coronary plaque).
Cardiac MRI / Nuclear Imaging
These are very specialised scans that can demonstrate in great detail cardiac function and structure.