A specific prescription for physical activity that distinguishes a specific heart rate zone and parameters for safe and optimal activity. An exercise prescription may be written to be general parameters or medically precise.
Cardiopulmonary Stress Test
Exercise Treadmill Stress Test
A submaximal stress test evaluating how your heart responds to an increase in heart rate. Includes EKG and blood pressure monitoring while you walk on a treadmill.
Nuclear Stress Test
A noninvasive test using ultrasound “sound” wave to assess the heart's chambers, valves, and other structures as well as determine cardiac function. NO radiation exposure.
An echocardiogram performed immediately following a stress test to provide imaging of the heart function while under stress.
Carotid Intimal Medial Thickness (CIMT)
A noninvasive technique using ultrasound to detect and quantify vascular disease and cardiovascular risk before any symptoms occur. Increased thickness may indicate the need for a more aggressive approach to managing risk factors associated with heart disease and stroke.
Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)
A procedure that uses ultrasound to produce detailed imaging of your heart and its vessels. Unlike a standard Echocardiogram, a TEE utilizes a thin tube that passes through your mouth and into your esophagus, resulting in much clearer images.
Abdominal Aortic Ultrasound
A noninvasive ultrasound of the abdominal aorta that diagnoses an enlarged aorta, also known as an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. As the aneurysm gets larger, the risk of rupture, and subsequent fatality, increases.
Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI)
A noninvasive analysis of the blood pressures in your all extremities that allows your physician to determine if your body is getting the proper amount of blood supply through-out while determining the possibility of narrowing within the arteries.
Heart Rate Monitoring
A personal monitoring device that measures one’s heart rate in real time and graphs it over time and activity.
Holter Heart Monitor
A 24-Hour monitoring device that records the electrical activity of the heart.
Event Heart Monitor
A 3-4 week monitoring device that records and wirelessly transmits the electrical activity of the heart.
Cardiac Catheterization & Angiogram
A medical procedure that diagnoses arterial narrowing’s and blockages within the heart. During cardiac catheterization, a long thin tube (catheter) is inserted in an artery or vein in your groin, neck or arm and threaded through your blood vessels to your heart for imaging.
A medical procedure that restores regular rhythm to an irregular or too fast heart rate pattern via electrical shock.
HS C-RP (high-sensitivity C-reactive protein)
A blood lab test that can determine a person’s risk for heart disease. Many consider a high CRP level to be a risk factor for heart disease.
Home Sleep Study
An at-home sleep analysis that accesses whether you experience moments of decreased oxygen intake throughout the night and diagnoses sleep apnea and its severity.
Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis
A noninvasive assessment of body composition (fat-mass and fat-free mass) assessed by the Omron Monitor and Scale that sends an extremely weak electrical current (50 kHz) through the body to determine the amount of water in each tissue. You do not notice or feel the current.
An assessment of body composition (fat-mass and fat-free mass) by pinching and measuring the skinfold thickness. High levels of fat in adulthood have been linked to diseases such as coronary artery disease, type II diabetes, arteriosclerosis and hypertension.
Renal Artery Doppler
Ultrasound (imaging) of the arteries that carry blood to the kidneys.
Ultrasound (imaging) of the veins in the extremities. Diagnoses DVT and venous insufficiency.
Ultrasound (imaging) of the major arteries in the arms, legs and neck. It additionally captures images of the movement of blood through your arteries.
External Counter Pulsation Therapy (ECP)
External Counter Pulsation Therapy (ECP), is a non-invasive procedure that may reduce the symptoms of chronic angina by stimulating the formation of small branches of blood vessels, which then circumvent the blocked arteries.
Tilt Table Test
A Tilt Table Test is performed to access unknown reasons for feeling faint or lightheaded. During the test you lie on a table that is slowly tilted upward, you are monitored the entire time to access for changes in response to the force of gravity.
Here at Morris Cardiovascular we offer an expansive array of medical testing and prevention screening options. Inquire below or call our office if you are interested in learning more about any of the below procedures or one that is not listed.
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