Cardiovascular testing gives your doctor important information regarding your heart health. At Comprehensive Medical Group of Kern Inc in Delano, California, Radhey Bansal, MD, and the team of all practitioners provide complete cardiovascular testing for adults of all ages. The practice has an onsite lab and imaging center to provide the most comprehensive cardiovascular care available. To learn more, call the practice or schedule an appointment online today.
Cardiovascular testing allows your doctor to evaluate the electrical activity of your heart to identify signs of disease or damage. How your heart functions significantly impacts your overall health.
Your doctor may recommend cardiovascular testing to assess your heart rhythm and determine how easily your blood circulates. They may also perform a cardiovascular test to see how well your heart pumps blood through its valves and chambers.
There are many different types of cardiovascular testing to evaluate your heart health, including:
An EKG measures the electrical activity in your heart. This test can help determine whether your heart is beating at a normal rate.
An echocardiogram uses sound waves to generate images of your heart. By placing electrodes on your chest, your doctor can see how well your heart is pumping blood.
During this test, the patient is made to walk on a treadmill and is monitored with EKG strips constantly to look for any changes. The technician and the doctor remain at the spot to monitor and diagnose any abnormalities quickly.
In this test, a monitoring device is attached to the patient, and the patient wears it for 1-15 days as ordered by the doctor and that records all the beats of the heart to deduct any arrhythmias or other abnormalities.
A carotid artery screening measures the speed of blood flow from your heart to detect potential blockages or other problems within your arteries.
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) develops when the arteries start to narrow or become blocked. Your doctor may use a series of tests to see whether you have PAD and, if so, how advanced the condition is to determine the appropriate treatment.
Cardiovascular testing can identify and monitor a broad range of common cardiovascular conditions, such as:
If you have a preexisting condition, such as diabetes, your doctor at Comprehensive Medical Group of Kern Inc may recommend cardiovascular testing to evaluate your heart function.
To learn more about cardiovascular testing, call Comprehensive Medical Group of Kern Inc or schedule an appointment online now.