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All About Echocardiography
All About Echocardiography
An echocardiogram is a method used for assisting in the examination and diagonsis of conditions of the heart, in particular, the heart valves....
Carotid Duplex Scanning
Carotid Duplex Scanning
Carotid duplex scans are tests used to assess the health of the carotid arteries found in the neck. These arteries supply the brain with blood and oxygen and can…...
CT Scan Screening for Heart Disease
CT Scan Screening for Heart Disease
CT scans are now being used by doctors to try and detect and treat heart disease whilst is it in its early stages. Offered as a screening device to those with risk…...
CT Scans and MRI Scans
CT Scans and MRI Scans
Medical imaging has advinced greatly in recent years and the introduction of CT and MRI scanning techniques have allowed doctors to make earlier and more accurate…...
Having a Chest X-ray
Having a Chest X-ray
X-rays are now a common occurance in medical diagnosis and treatment. Using radiation waves, the inside of the body can be seen as an image, which allows staff to…...
Natiuretic Peptides and Heart Failure
Natiuretic Peptides and Heart Failure
Diagnosing heart failure can be difficult because the symptoms can be similar to other health conditions. Measuring the blood level of natriuretic peptides can help....
What Are Cardiac Biomarkers?
What Are Cardiac Biomarkers?
Cardiac biomarkers are molecules that are released into the blood when there is something wrong with the heart. They can be measured and used in diagnosis and for…...
What is a Pulse Oximeter?
What is a Pulse Oximeter?
Pulse oximeters are non-invasive medical devices used to help determine the blood oxygen levels of the patient. It is used to monitor the patient and indicates when…...
What is a Transoesophageal Echocardiogram?
What is a Transoesophageal Echocardiogram?
Transoesophageal echocardiogram is an extremely useful test perfomed to aid the diagnosis of certain heart complaints. It works by taking ultrasound images of the…...
What is an Electrocardiogram (ECG)?
What is an Electrocardiogram (ECG)?
An ECG has become a very widely and routinely used test for measuring the electrical activity of the heart. By measuring this activity, many conditions and problems of…...
What is an Exercise Test?
What is an Exercise Test?
Exercise tolerance tests are used frequently as a method of determining the effectiveness of the heart when additional stress is placed upon it. The person will…...
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