Services at Page Hospital  

Heart Diagnosis

nurse at Page Hospital  

An accurate diagnosis is the first step in treating any sort of heart abnormality or disease. Please speak with your  doctor to determine what specific testing you need.


Echocardiography
During an echocardiogram, also called an echo, a technician uses a painless technique to send sound waves into the patient’s chest. This produces a moving picture of the heart and heart valves.

Electrocardiography (ECG)
Also called EKG, an electrocardiogram measures the electrical activity in a heartbeat. Patients can be hooked to electrodes or wear a heart monitor (a small box that weighs less than one pound). The monitoring devices send signals to a technician that observes the heart rate and rhythm.

Treadmill Stress Testing
Stress/exercise testing involves studying the heart while under maximum cardiac stress. It allows a technician to measure the heart's efficiency. Patients may walk on a treadmill or lie still under a camera depending on how the physician wants to see their heart function. Treadmill stress testing is overseen by a physician.


 

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Page Hospital
501 N. Navajo
P.O. Box 1447
Page, AZ 86040
(928) 645-2424
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