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Comparing Invasive and Noninvasive Cardiac Services

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If your doctor suspects you could have a heart condition, he or she is likely to refer you to a cardiologist. The cardiologist may recommend some noninvasive procedures to evaluate your heart health, such as stress testing. During a stress test, you’ll be closely monitored while you exercise. This test is used to determine how well your blood flows to your heart, how well your medications are working, and whether you could have an abnormal heart rhythm. Other noninvasive cardiac tests may include an EKG, echocardiography, and tilt table testing.

Noninvasive cardiac services are those that do not involve surgery. If your tests reveal problems with your heart health, your cardiologist may recommend an invasive procedure. One type of cardiac surgery is the insertion of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), which is an electronic device placed inside you to monitor your heart rhythm. When abnormal heart rhythms are detected, the device transmits electrical signals to keep your heart on track.

You can call South Bay Hospital at (888) 685-1595 for more information about our cardiac services. We also provide residents of the Sun City Center, FL area with exceptional orthopedic care, emergency care, and stroke care.

 

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