Electrocardiography (ECG) is the process of recording the electrical activity of the heart over a period of time using electrodes placed over the skin. These electrodes detect the tiny electrical changes on the skin that arise from the heart muscle's electrophysiologic pattern of depolarizing and repolarizing during each heartbeat. It is very commonly performed to detect any cardiac problems
- Cardiac stress test or Treadmill test (TMT)
TMT test is also called Exercise Stress Test, Computerised Stress Test or simply Stress test. This is the most easy, popular and common test performed on heart patients to determine the severity of the heart disease. Taken at an interval, this test can also show the improvement or deterioration of patient's angina.
A negative TMT or Stress Test is declared when the patient can reach a certain heart rate without showing any ECG changes. This rate is called a target heart rate and is calculated by a formula (Target Heart Rate = 220 - age of patient). If this rate is reached by the patient without producing any ECG changes, though the TMT can be called negative, but it would not mean that the blockage is zero. It will only mean that the person performing the test probably has a blockage less than 70%
- Intensive coronary care unit (ICCU)
A coronary care unit or cardiac intensive care unit is a hospital ward specialized in the care of patients with heart attacks, unstable angina, cardiac dysrhythmia and various other cardiac conditions that require continuous monitoring and treatment.
- Holter Monitoring
A Holter monitor is a portable device for continuously monitoring various electrical activity of the cardiovascular system for at least 24 hours (often for two weeks at a time).The Holter’s most common use is for monitoring heart activity (electrocardiography or ECG. Its extended recording period is useful for observing occasional cardiac arrhythmias or epileptic events which would be difficult to identify in a shorter period of time. For patients having more transient symptoms, a cardiac event monitor which can be worn for a month or more can be used.
How it is used: When used for the heart, (much like standard electrocardiography) the Holter monitor records electrical signals from the heart via a series of electrodes attached to the chest. Electrodes are placed over bones to minimize artifacts from muscular activity. The number and position of electrodes varies by model, but most Holter monitors employ between three and eight. These electrodes are connected to a small piece of equipment that is attached to the patient’s belt or hung around the neck, and is responsible for keeping a log of the heart’s electrical activity throughout the recording period.
- Pacemaker- Temporary and Permanent
Pacemaker Implantation is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which an incision is made in the collar bone. A pocket is made in the tissue over the muscle and pocket in the collar bone in which the pace maker is held. Leads from the pacemaker in the pocket are led through the vein in the side of the pocket and are led to the heart.
Echocardiogram, often referred to as a cardiac echo or simply an echo, is a sonogram of the heart. (It is not abbreviated as ECG, an abbreviation for an electrocardiogram.) Echocardiography uses standard two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and Doppler ultrasound to create images of the heart
Coronary angiography is the procedure of taking an X-ray of the heart . This is done by inserting a catheter into the arteries or the chamber of the heart that needs to be X-rayed followed by a contrast medium or dye which is visible in X-ray. The X-ray pictures are called angiograms.
Angioplasty is the process of widening or unblocking an artery by inserting tiny uninflated balloons into it and then inflating the balloons. The balloons are removed after inflation
- Intra aortic balloon pump (IABP)
The intra-aortic balloon pump is a mechanical device that increases myocardial oxygen perfusion while at the same time increasing cardiac output. Increasing cardiac output increases coronary blood flow and therefore myocardial oxygen delivery
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