|SCREENING means having:
An Electrocardiogram (ECG), which looks at the electrical
conduction pathways around the heart.
Small stickers known as electrodes are
placed on the client's chest and the wires connect to an ECG machine whilst you
A printout of the heart's electrical activity is obtained for evaluation by the cardiologist.
This test is painless, non-invasive and takes
only a few minutes
An Echocardiogram (Echo)
is an ultrasound test (such as offered to
pregnant women) which looks at the
structure of the heart.
From the information provided on screen,
measurements are taken which give a guide to muscle thickness and size
of the chambers of the heart.
Again, this test is non-invasive and
painless; and it takes approximately 20 minutes to perform.
The tests are performed with the client lying down on a couch or bed.
For both tests clients will need to be undressed to the waist.