Cardiovascular Checkup


The electrocardiogram is a simple, fast, painless, inexpensive examination with quite good specificity and sensitivity. With the electrocardiogram we can identify acute (eg acute myocardial infarction) but also chronic (atrial fibrillation, cardiac arrhythmias) disorders that can affect the heart rhythm and the architecture of the heart.


Stress test is a simple examination where the patient undergoes controlled physical exercise on a rolling mat, in order to have an electrocardiographic monitoring during and after the exercise. Exercise increases heart rate and systolic blood pressure. Its purpose is to provoke symptoms in patients with coronary heart disease, to examine the heart’s resistance to fatigue, the possible occurrence of arrhythmias, to detect or confirm the suspicion of reduced perfusion of a part of the myocardium and to assist the cardiologist in diagnosing seriousness of all this.


A rhythm holter is a portable electrocardiograph that records the electrical activity of a patient’s heart for at least 24 hours. This test is usually necessary when your doctor suspects an arrhythmia, often based on the symptoms you report, such as that your heart is beating fast or abnormally or that you are feeling “fluttering”. The examination is painless and does not require special preparation on the part of the examinee and he is required to follow his usual daily routine.


Cardiac triplex (echocardiogram) is a valuable and painless medical examination performed by a cardiologist to study the structure and function of the heart, when there is a suspicion of heart disease or when there are symptoms of heart disease, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, tachycardia. and loss of consciousness. The test is performed with a device that emits ultrasound that is safe for health. Depending on their return time, the waves determine the distance of the tissue from which they are reflected. After electronic processing, the image of the area of the heart or the large vessels is formed, in order to be studied by the doctor and to diagnose the diseases of the heart and its functionality. Before this examination, a complete history of the patient is taken and a clinical examination is performed. The heart triplex is also a preventive test to check people who are going to participate in sports activities. The ultrasound device is placed in different places on the patient’s chest and the time of the examination depends on the history and the condition being studied.


A portable electronic sphygmomanometer that automatically measures blood pressure every 30 minutes – 1 hour for 24 hours. The application of this technique provides the possibility of multiple measurements of pressure away from the stressful environment of the practice. This gives a complete picture of the stress in the normal conditions of a working day, during work, at home and at sleep.

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