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22
May

Cardiac Equipment (Echocardiography and Stress Tests) to Diagnose Arrhythmias Part IV of IV

Besides non-invasive devices such as ECG tests, loop recorders, non-looping recorders and Holter monitors and invasive procedures such as implantable loop recorders and EP studies there are other common diagnostic equipment a physician uses to evaluate patients suspected of having an arrhythmia. Exercise Treadmill Stress Test  A stress test is a diagnostic test used to [...]

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19
May

Cardiac Equipment (Tilt Studies and EP Studies) to Diagnose Arrhythmias Part III of IV

  T-Wave Alternans  To evaluate patients for risk of the serious arrhythmia that causes sudden cardiac death, this treadmill stress test is performed.   This test records microscopic changes in the T-Wave portion your ECG. Changes in the T wave has been shown to be effective in determining patients who are who are at high risk [...]

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07
May

Cardiac Equipment (Event Recorders, and Implantable Loop Recorders) to Diagnose Arrhythmias Part II of IV

Besides loop recorders, Holter monitors and 12 lead ECGs there are other cardiac diagnostic devices that a physician can use to evaluate patients suspected of having an arrhythmia. Event Recorder: An event monitor or non-looping event recorder usually come in the shape of a credit card and unlike loop recorders, these units do not have [...]

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23
Apr

Cardiac Equipment (ECGs, Loop Recorders and Holter Monitors) to Diagnose Arrhythmias Part I of IV

There are many common diagnostic equipment that a physician uses to evaluate patients suspected of having an arrhythmia. Electrocardiogram (ECG): An ECG is the most basic tool used to evaluate patients with a suspected arrhythmia.  It is usually the initial test performed because it is the least invasive test.  An ECG detects and records the [...]

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