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Glossary

Unfortunately, due to the nature of our work we have specialist terms and acronyms that are used for both speed and accuracy of diagnosis.

Cardiologist Consultation

What is it? A consultation with one of our cardiologists to assess your heart condition. How is it done? You visit our treatment rooms. We will talk with you, give you an ...

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Respiratory Consultation

What is it? A discussion with a specialist in regards to your lung function. How is it done? You visit our treatment rooms. We will talk with you, give you an examination ...

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ECG

What Is It? An ECG- electrocardiogram - is a safe and painless test which normally only takes a few minutes. An ECG is a test of the electrical activity of your heart. It is ...

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Hypertension Assessment

What Is It? Hypertension is high blood pressure. Unfortunately, unlike a cold or a sprained wrist, hypertension has few noticeable symptoms. Many factors in our lives can cause ...

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Exercise ECG

What Is It? An Exercise ECG- electrocardiogram is done to detect changes in your heart's functions during exercise. As with a resting ECG, the test is very simple and uses ...

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Cardiac Ultrasound / Echocardiogram

What is it? A cardiac ultrasound is a very simple and non-invasive procedure. It doesn’t take very long and no anaesthetic of any kind is needed. A movie picture of heart ...

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Cardiac Event Recorder

What is it? This test is used to record events that happen over time using a miniature and portable ECG recorder. Sometimes people only get their symptoms at certain times of ...

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Carotid Ultrasound

What is it? This is an ultrasound recording of your neck and the arteries within it to detect any blockages. How is it done? In a similar way to the cardiac ultrasound, ...

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Holter Monitor

What is it? The holter monitor is a small, pocket sized ECG device that continuously records the rhythm of your heart. How is it done? We will attach the machine, the ...

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Microbubble Ultrasound Study

What is it? As a way of getting enhanced ultrasound images and videos, the microbubble ultrasound study uses agitated saline (salt water) to greatly enhance the contrast of the ...

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Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring

What is it? This test allows us to see how your blood pressure changes throughout the day, as a result of your normal life. How is it done? The test uses a small machine ...

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Cardiac Catheterisation / Coronary Angiogram

What is it? This is a procedure done under local anaesthetic, that allows us to assess the condition of the blood vessels in your heart. How is it done? A small tube or ...

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Spirometry

What is it? This is a breath test used to assess your lung function. How is it done? In our treatment rooms you will be asked to perform a series of breath tests. These ...

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Coronary Angioplasty and Stent Placement

What is it? This is a procedure used to widen blocked or narrowed arteries. How is it done? Done under local anaesthetic, a catheter is inserted either through your ...

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Pre and Post Bronchodilator Spirometry

What is it? This test allows for an understanding of your lung functions and whether there is any bronchospasm present which can be treated with inhaled medicines. How is it ...

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Oximetry

What is it? This is a non-invasive procedure to measure the amount of oxygen in your blood. How is it done? A small sensor is placed over your finger to allow the meter ...

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Electrical Cardioversion

What is it? It is used to restore your hearts normal electrical rhythm. How is it done? A small electrical current is introduced to the heart using external paddles. This ...

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