Cardiomegaly means that your heart is larger than normal. Often, it is a term used to describe the heart’s appearance on a chest X-ray.Read More What is cardiomegaly?
Simply put, this is where electricity is delivered through your heart to get your heart back into a normal rhythm.Read More What is cardioversion, and what is defibrillation?
We all hear about heart attacks. Something happens to a person’s heart, and we know it’s deadly. But what’s actually happening?Read More What is a heart attack?
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.Read More What is right heart catheterisation?
An echocardiogram refers to the use of ultrasound to look at the heart.Read More What is an echocardiogram (echo)?
Stress tests are generally ordered by your doctor to assess whether you might have a problem with the blood supply to your heart. Although an angiogram can look at the blood supply directly, it carries risk and it’s also invasive, so to avoid that, we can do these tests first to see whether your symptoms are related […]Read More What is a stress test?
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.Read More What is a transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE)?