Diagnosis & Treatment
Some of the commonly performed tests in cardiology at Fortis Hospital, Kalyan include:
Used to record the electrical activity of the heart which helps detect abnormal rhythms.
Exercise ECG (Stress Test)
This test which is done on a treadmill monitors your breathing and blood pressure during such activities and can be used to detect coronary heart diseases or safe exercise levels after an episode of a heart attack.
A chest x-ray is useful in diagnosing abnormal sizes of the heart and depositions in the lungs or blood vessels.
Blood and urine tests are prime indicators in understanding the risk of future development of cardiovascular diseases. Cholesterol level tests are also done to evaluate the existence of atherosclerosis, which is a precursor of heart attacks.
An echocardiogram gives ultrasound images of the heart which can check the working of the heart's chambers and the pumping of blood through the heart.
Dobutamine Stress Echocardiogram (DSE)
This test is a pre-operative assessment in high-risk category patients and orthopedic replacement surgeries. This test is done to check how well the heart works under stress.
Transesophageal Echo (TEE)
This is a type of advanced echocardiogram which is used to detect if the heart is producing clots and to study the structures of the heart through high-frequency sound waves.
It is done for assessment of abnormal rhythm of the heart and is a portable ECG that monitors the heart for over 24 hours continuously.