Cardiac Rehabilitation- Inspection and Testing
Rehab team evaluates your risk factors before admitting you in a rehabilitation center. During this program, it is noticed that how your heart can be healthy and which exercise are helpful for your body. Doctor makes sure this thing that you are fully ready to be a part of this program. He cares a lot about you and also checks this regularly that how much you should improved.
These are some test which is done by doctor before starting rehab program. This is mainly for checking your ability to do exercises. They watch this thing that how comfortably you can perform hard work and how beneficial is this for you.
Resting Electrocardiogram- EKG or ECG-
Electrical signal is measured in this test which controls your heart beat. This is shown on one graph and this is called ECG. Sometimes doctors perform resting ECG test and only after this they start exercise program.
Exercise Electrocardiogram- ECG-
It records the power of your heart beat. This is also known as stress or treadmill test. During this test it is checked that how your heart works while performing exercises. After this doctor tell us that how long we can do exercise.
Echo Cardiogram- Echo-
It is just like ultrasound test which makes picture of heart using high pitched sound waves. With the help of a device called transducer, sound waves are sent to heart and return after striking different structures of heart. This test tells us whether our heart pump out blood properly or not and how good our valves works, sometimes it is mixed with exercise ECG.
Cardiac Perfusion Scan-
Through this test, the amount of blood flow in our muscles during rest, workout is checked. This is done when there is pain without any reason in the heart and to examine the damage caused to muscles after heart attack.
This is commonly called a halter monitoring test. This is used for testing the rate of your heart beat while performing your regular works. Generally many heart related problems are occurred when we are doing some kind of work like- during exercises, eating, sex, and mental tension or while sleeping. This record every moment of your body and irregular heart beat can be noticed when we do something cardiac rehab. This is very important for checking improvement in your body; which include blood pressure, cholesterol, weight and blood sugar level.
When you join cardiac rehab then you are fully examined. But when you start doing exercises once than it is not necessary to monitor you regularly and if doctor think that you need some important things then he might give you some monitoring devices for home also. Cardiac rehabilitation is the best way of keeping ourselves healthy.
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