Creation of a Coronary Analysis
This examination is able to diagnose, at the earliest stage, the tiniest of calcium carbonate deposits in the coronary blood vessels. It is especially useful when there are already one or more risk factors of a heart attack, such as, for example, increased blood pressure, increased blood lipids, diabetes mellitus, long years of nicotine consumption or hereditary conditions within the family. Yet today, mental stress can also be one of the main risk factors for an acute heart attack.
Ultrasonography of Cerebral Blood Circulation, Abdominal Aorta, Pelvic and Leg Circulation
With the help of harmless ultrasonographic waves, we examine whether important blood vessels are free of stenosis and thus free of circulatory disorders. This way, we are able to detect dangerous deposits and calcifications at an early stage.
Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
Certain areas of the heart can not be depicted from the outside by regular ultrasonography. The TEE functions just like a cardiac ultrasonography from the inside. For this purpose, a thin and flexible tube is inserted via the esophagus and enables us to gain additional information concerning the cardiac valves and their functioning.
ECG Under Stress
Here, an electrocardiogram is compiled under physical stress. Usually, the patient sits on a bicycle ergometer. The physician can thus determine the maximum stress level as well as the increase in blood pressure and of the heart frequency under stress. This method enables the diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmia caused by physical stress.
Digital Long-Term ECG
Certain cardiac arrhythmias can only be detected by recordings made over a period of 24 hours. For this purpose, electrodes and a small ECG kit are attached to the patient's body. The results are later evaluated by a computer.
Echocardiography Under Stress
The stress echo uses ultrasonography in order to represent the heart's functioning while under stress. Stress is induced either mechanically or via drug treatment. In both cases, we simultaneously conduct an ultrasonography of the heart. This examination is predominantly used when circulatory disorders of the heart muscle are suspected. In case of such evidence, cardiac catheterization is indicated.
Are you chronically short of breath? The culprit may be a malfunction of the heart and/or the lungs. In order to find the cause, we measure the respiratory gases while the patient is under physical stress on the bicycle ergometer. By comparing the results to standard values, we can draw conclusions about the capacity as well as possible problems of the cardiopulmonary system.