Resting ECG and stress ECG (electrocardiogram)
The ECG is used to record the electric currents of the myocardial muscle that occur with every heartbeat. The graph of the electrical activity of the heart or “Herzstromkurve” is derived by electrodes that are fixed to the skin. Heart rate and rhythm are reliably shown with the ECG. Furthermore, ECG alterations provide evidence of circulatory disturbances, inflammation or risk of a heart attack.
The stress ECG is the most important examination method to judge cardiac function. It allows diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmia caused by strain. The stress ECG is carried out on a modern bicycle ergo meter in a sitting position.
24-hour ECG and 24-hour blood pressure measurement
The long-term ECG will record an electrocardiogram over time period of approximately one day, whereby the patient performs his usual daily activities. Hereby, even occasional disturbances in the heart rhythms can be determined and diagnosed.
The long-term blood pressure measurement will record your blood pressure values over a 24-hour period. On this occasion, we will get information about the actual blood pressure response, including the values measured during the night. It is important to know whether an increase in blood pressure only occur during the day or also at night. Furthermore, tests can be done on whether your medications are correctly adjusted.