An exercise stress test which utilizes echocardiography to provide information on exercise tolerance, ischemic burden (identify and monitor reduced blood flow to heart muscle- ischemia) , and structural heart disease including vascular disease, pericardial disease and to provide analyses of LVF (left ventricular function).
Loop Event Recorder:
A Cardiac Event Recorder is a device that is used to record the electrical activity of the heart for an extended period of time. Just like the Holter device, it is also portable with electrodes that are on the patient’s chest, connected to the loop recorder enabling constant monitoring of the heart’s electrical activity.
Holter Event Recorder:
A Holter monitor is a device that records the electrical activity of the heart for a 24-72 hour period. The Holter monitor records every heartbeat giving the patient’s physician access to an inclusive report of all cardiac activity occurring during the study. It does this by utilizing 5-12 leads attached to the patient’s skin with electrodes.
Please note you do need a referral from your Family Physician to have these Cardiac tests done.