General Medical Care Big Spring, TX
Cardiopulmonary testing is an advanced, non-invasive method used to assess a patient’s heart and respiratory health. There are several types of testing that fall into this category, including echocardiography, stress tests, resting electrocardiograms (EKGs), and ambulatory electrocardiograms (Holter monitoring).
Echocardiography is commonly thought of as a cardiac ultrasound or heart sonogram. This procedure is used to evaluate a patient’s heart structure and physiology, which can be used to diagnose a number of heart conditions.
We can also perform in-office stress testing with echocardiography imaging, which involves either exercising on a treadmill to increase your heart rate, or administering dopamine to induce stress on the heart. Both of these procedures will be closely supervised by a physician and can be used to evaluate coronary artery disease, heart blockages, and hardening of the arteries.