Hollidge Medical Centre and Travel Clinic
                                              Dr Wilson Idami MD, C.C.F.P

  Hollidge Medical Centre &

Travel CLinic

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Hollidge Medical Centre has recently partnered with Healthy Heart Diagnostics (HHD) a privately-owned company which is committed to providing healthcare professionals with mobile state-of-the-art cardiac diagnostic services. At Hollidge Medical Centre we now have the following available:

An echocardiogram (also called an echo) is an imaging test that uses harmless sound waves to view your heart.  It shows how well your heart muscle and valves are working and how large your heart is.   Results are usually available within one week.  The results may be available sooner if there is a priority placed on the test by the physician ordering the test or by the cardiologist reading the test.

Stress Testing:
Also called exercise treadmill test. It is useful for screening high risk populations, preoperative clearance, following patients with known heart disease, or in the diagnosis of chest pain or shortness of breath.  

Stress Echocardiology:

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.