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Heart-Related Diagnostic Services

Bryan Heart physicians along with Bryan Medical Center staff offer a wide range of tests to diagnose heart problems. Your doctor will determine the best tests for you.

Electrophysiology studies (EP study)

A study to measure the heart’s electrical activity and pathways. These measurements are helpful to diagnose abnormal heart rhythms. The results of this study help decide treatment options, if needed.

Electrocardiogram (EKG)

Wires (electrodes) are attached to your skin to measure your heart’s electrical impulses.

Monitors

When you’re heart’s not working right, you don’t feel well. But sometimes the feeling can come and go, and it’s hard to describe to your doctor. That’s where these monitors come in. You wear them under your clothes while you continue your normal activities. We’ll have you wear a monitor that will either continuously capture all your heartbeats and other vital information or will record this information when you have a time when you’re feeling that something isn’t right. This detailed information will help your doctor identify what is causing your heart problems and the next steps. We offer several different monitoring options depending on your situation.

Bryan Heart and Bryan Medical Center offer these monitor device options:

  • Holter Monitor – worn for 24-48 hours to continuously monitor your heart and vital signs
  • Leadless Extended Wear Monitor – wireless monitor worn for seven-30 days to continuously monitor your heart and vital signs
  • Event Monitor – worn for 30 days to record your heart activity for specific events, you begin the recording when you feel heart sensations such as fluttering and other occurrences
  • Implantable Event Monitor – similar to the event monitor only this is implanted in your chest and records all heart activity over a longer period of time
  • Implantable Loop Recorder - a cardiac monitor implanted just under the skin, near the heart. The device is about the size of a AAA battery provides data about the heart’s rhythms. Read how Jean was helped with syncope and stroke through use of the implantable loop recorder.

Tilt Table Test

This test assesses dizziness and is especially helpful if you’ve had repeated, unexplained fainting (syncope).

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