Services at Platte County Memorial Hospital  

Heart Diagnosis

heart diagnosis at Platte County Hospital, Wyoming  

An accurate diagnosis is the first step in treating any sort of heart abnormality or disease. Please talk with your Platte County Memorial Hospital specialst 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 when subjected to predetermined exercise or cardiac medications. Patients may walk on a treadmill or lie still under a camera depending on how the physician wants to see their heart function.


 

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Platte County Memorial Hospital
201 14th St.
Wheatland, WY 82201
(307) 322-3636
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