Beth Israsel Deaconess Hospital - Plymouth

          

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Non-Invasive Cardiac Procedures

Cardiac Stress Tests

At Beth Israel Deaconess - Plymouth, cardiac stress tests are conducted for various reasons including:

  • To evaluate the cause of chest pain or shortness of breath
  • To measure the strength and perfusion of the heart after a heart attack or and/or for patients with cardiac risk factors such as a family history, hypertension and high cholesterol
  • To measure how the heart tolerates exercise (stress)

Types of Cardiac Stress Tests:

There are three types of cardiac stress tests:

Echocardiogram

At Beth Israel Deaconess - Plymouth, echocardiograms are conducted for various reasons including:

  • To visualize the heart in motion
  • To determine if the heart valves are functioning properly
  • To measure the size of the heart chambers, major vessels, and the thickness of the heart walls

Types of Echocardiograms

There are two types of echocardiograms:

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275 Sandwich Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
(508) 746-2000

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