An echocardiogram (also called an echo) is special kind of ultrasound test. Because the test takes images of the heart in motion and often diagnosis is made on the spot, it requires significant skill to perform.
At Apollo Clinic New Town, all echocardiograms are performed by qualified cardiologists and doctors with years of experience in the area.
Tread Mill Test is a special ECG, that helps the physician evaluate how the heart responds to the demands of physical activity. The test detects many parameters regarding the functioning of the heart under pressure, which may not be seen in the resting ECG. This makes is a great tool for the doctor to make decisions regarding the course of treatment, as well as specify limits to the amount of stress the patient is allowed to take.
At Apollo Clinic Newtown the TMT performed using the dependable GE Cardiosoft, which has years of proven dependability in this critical cardiac examination.
A natural electrical system causes the heart muscle to contract and pump blood through the heart to the lungs and the rest of the body. Electrocardiography (ECG) is a basic test that records the electrical activity of the heart.
An electrocardiogram may tell the doctor about:
- Heart enlargement
- Insufficient blood flow to the heart
- Injury to the heart
- Electrical disturbances of the heart caused by a electrolytic imbalances
At Apollo New Town, the ECG is performed on a 12 lead machine, the Phillips PageWriter TC20, which provides the best tracings for interpretation by a doctor who specializes in heart problems, like a Cardiologist.
Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) / Lung Function Tests
Lung function tests evaluate how much air the lungs can hold, how quickly a person can move air in and out of the lungs, and how well lungs add oxygen to the blood and remove carbon dioxide from the blood.
The physician can use this test in a number of ways to detect the performance of the lungs and is an essential tool for treating bronchial problems such as asthma.
At Apollo Clinic New Town, the PFT is performed by a specially trained technician who is skilled in guiding the patient in performing the complicated breathing procedures required for accuracy of results, using True Flow technology for a complete spirometry solution. It displays inspiratory and expiratory real time curves and offers challenge testing along with :
- Flexible EMR capabilities
- Selectable predicted values and interpretation
- Automated quality control
- Supports multiple languages