UNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL manages one of the biggest cardiology centres in the country, offering dedicated, specialist care. It deals with all aspects of the diagnosis, management and treatment of heart conditions in adults.This test records the electrical activity of the heart. It is a diagnostic tool that is routinely used to assess the electrical and muscular functions of the heart and it is a relatively simple test to perform. A standardized system has been developed for the electrode placement for a routine ECG.
An echocardiogram (ECHO) uses sound waves (ultrasound) to create a picture of your heart. The recorded waves show the shape, texture and movement of your heart valves, as well as the size of your heart chambers and how well they are working. An ECHO may be done to assess a variety of heart conditions, such as heart murmurs, damage to heart muscle in those who have had a heart attack, and infections in the heart. It may also be recommended if you are experiencing abnormal heart sounds, shortness of breath, palpitations, angina (chest pain) or have a history of stroke. It is very useful in diagnosing heart valve problems.