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What do you need to know about cardiology tests

It’s a no-brainer that cardiology refers to matters of the heart. No, we are not trying to be poetic here. Cardiology literally refers to one’s heart and blood vessels. It doesn’t take a genius to realise that our heart is definitely one of the most important organs of our body. Heart conditions are one of the major killers out there. Many people are under the impression that only people of a certain age (above 40 years) usually fall victim to heart diseases and conditions but that is so far from the truth. A person in their early twenties can be struck by a heart condition and if not treated in time, they succumb to it.

There is no one particular cause for a heart disease. It can be a result of any of the following factors- hereditary condition, unhealthy lifestyle, excessive smoking, stress, birth defect, etc. 60% of the heart conditions out there strike out of nowhere and can result in death. Hence, it is important to get your heart diagnosed periodically to ensure you are in the pink of health. In this article, we will be talking about the most common cardiology tests that can help you out and which digital imaging center to get them at in Bangalore.

Common cardiology tests to assess the condition of your heart!

Given below is a list of the most common tests that help determine the condition of your heart:

ECG- ECG or Electrocardiogram is a test used to measure the electrical activity of your heartbeat. Unlike what the name suggests, the test doesn’t induce electricity into the body, instead, it receives electrical impulses from the beating heart and forms a pattern depending on the impulse.

Echo- Echo or Echocardiogram is one of the best ways to detect a congenital heart defect or a problem with the function of a heart muscle. The test uses an ultrasound device to take images of the heart by moving a probing device over your throat, chest, and stomach region.

Chest X-ray- This test is as simple as it sounds. It uses the good old x-ray technique to take a digital image of your chest. It gives detailed information about your lungs and heart.

Myocardial perfusion scans- Your heart’s health mainly depends on the blood flow. Myocardial Perfusion Scans help determine the pattern of blood flow to the heart. This test is also combined with exercise to detect the different patterns of blood flow to the heart.

Stress test- A stress test is done to determine how your heart holds under stress. You will be asked to walk on a treadmill or pedal a stationary bike while your heart is monitored.

MRI- Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI is a test used to take clear pictures of the heart and detect the function of a heart. Sometimes, this test is done in combination with other cardiology tests.
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replied July 14th, 2018
Hey Sarah, it's a great post. Can you tell about prima diagnostics
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