Randolph Cardiology provides
the following in-office services:
Long term follow-up care for
An electrocardiogram is used to monitor your heart. Also called an ECG or
Each heart beat is triggered by an electrical impulse generated from
special cells in the right upper chamber of your heart. An
electrocardiogram records these electrical signals as they travel through
your heart. We use an electrocardiogram to look for patterns among these
heartbeats and rhythms to diagnose various heart conditions.
An electrocardiogram is a non-invasive, painless test.
Exercise Stress Testing
Echocardiography Testing An echocardiogram uses sound waves to produce images of your heart.
This common test allows us to see how your heart is beating and pumping
blood. We use the images from an echocardiogram to identify various
abnormalities in the heart muscle and valves.
Holter Monitoring A Holter monitor is a continuous tape recording of a patient's EKG for
24 hours. Since it can be worn during the patient's regular daily
activities, it helps the physician correlate symptoms of dizziness,
palpitations (a sensation of fast or irregular heart rhythm) or black
outs. Since the recording covers 24 hours, on a continuous basis, Holter
monitoring is much more likely to detect an abnormal heart rhythm when
compared to the EKG which lasts less than a minute. It can also help
evaluate the patient's EKG during episodes of chest pain, during which
time there may be telltale changes to suggest ischemia (pronounced is-keem-ya)
or reduced blood supply to the muscle of the left ventricle.