Cardiac Function Testing
Our cardiac function testing provides accurate assessment of cardiac function with noninvasive cardiac testing and imaging to determine whether the heart of a patient is functioning normally. It forms the foundation upon which much of the assessment and management of cardiac dysfunction is done. Our expert cardiology healthcare team may perform some or all of the diagnostic tests and procedures given below:
- Blood Tests
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Holter’s Monitoring
- Exercise Tolerance Test (ETT)
Blood TestsBlood samples are taken and tested to determine functionality of cardiovascular system of patients. The tests may include Cardiac enzyme tests (including troponin tests), Complete blood picture, lipid profile, renal function tests, liver function tests, thyroid function tests, clotting profile etc.
Electrocardiogram (ECG)ECG is performed to records the electrical activity of the heart. The ECG reflects what’s happening in different areas of the heart and helps identify any problems with the rhythm or rate of your heart.
EchocardiographyEchocardiography is a test that uses sound waves to produce live images of patient’s heart called an echocardiogram. This test allows the doctor to monitor how the heart and its valves are functioning.
Holter’s MonitoringA Holter monitor is a battery-operated portable device that measures and records your heart’s activity (ECG) continuously for 24 to 48 hours or longer depending on the type of monitoring used.
Exercise Tolerance/ Stress testThe stress test - or exercise tolerance test (ETT) or treadmill test - is similar to an ECG but records the activity of the heart as it works harder, for example while you’re walking on a treadmill. This "exercise" ECG records how the heart responds to exercise.