Atrial fibrillation is a very common disorder. It causes palpitations, shortness of breath, and dizziness, and critically it can lead to a stroke. There are many different types of treatment, one of which include a type of ablation called pulmonary vein isolation.
A stress test is designed to see whether you may have an issue with the blood supply to your heart, called ischaemia. They are different types of stress test – a stress echocardiogram involves performing an ultrasound of your heart (an echo), then putting your heart under a form of stress and repeating the ultrasound, then comparing the images to see if the heart muscle pumps differently at rest and when it is working hard.
A stethoscope is a listening device used to listen inside the body, most commonly to the heart, the lungs, and the bowel.