Because there are so many different parts to the heart, we can assess how well it works (and for the presence of heart disease) with many kinds of different tests. Some of these are simple, quick and non-invasive, and others are a little more complicated. Here’s an overview.
ECG stands for electrocardiogram, a simple non-invasive test that tells us about what your heart is doing. Continue reading “What is an ECG?”
Right heart catheterisation is sometimes just shortened to ‘right heart cath’, with the acronym being RHC.
It is a test that assesses the right side of the heart, the side that pumps bloods towards your lungs.
A transthoracic echocardiogram (often shortened to TTE) is often just referred to as an echo. Although the word echo can refer to a few different techniques (like a TOE), a TTE is generally what people are referring to.