With so many services offered at Hollywood Diagnostics Services, you can’t go wrong. This center located in Hollywood, Florida, offers MRIs, PET Scans, CT Scans, mammograms, X-rays, and more. Two of the most common services we offer are for EKGs and echocardiograms. These are two important tests that you want to be handled professionally and with care.
An electrocardiogram (EKG) is a painless and non-invasive study that records the heart’s electrical activity. During this study, a total of twelve adhesives “leads” (small metal electrodes), will be placed on your wrists, ankles, and chest. These leads are connected to wires that transmit electrical signals to the EKG machine.
The machine transforms the signals into patterns or waves. Different waves represent different areas of your heart through which electrical currents flow. These waves are recorded on paper as they move through the EKG machine, showing the heart rate and rhythm. The appearance of the wave patterns enables your healthcare provider to assess abnormal rhythms, damage to the heart muscle, and/or irritation of the membrane around the heart (pericarditis). A basic EKG is quick, painless and non-invasive.
An echocardiogram is basically an ultrasound of the heart. This type of imaging enables your healthcare provider to examine your heart valves, determine the size of your heart, and assess how well it is functioning. An echocardiogram can estimate how forcefully your heart is pumping blood and can detect areas of the heart wall that have been injured by a previous heart attack or some other cause.
Once all of the imaging sequences have been completed, a Board Certified Radiologist will review the images and provide written results to your referring provider, usually within 72 hours. A digital copy of the echocardiogram study can be provided to your health care provider at no cost. Your referring provider will then review the results and a plan for treatment with you.
If you live in South Florida, or specifically the city of Hollywood, and are in need of an EKG or echocardiogram, or any medical imaging, then call the Hollywood Diagnostics Center today! Medical professionals are ready to assist you with all of the tests and procedures that you need to get your health in order. All of the staff is friendly and ready to answer any questions you have regarding any medical imaging technologies and procedures. Call the Hollywood Diagnostic Center at Phone: (954) 966-3600 today!