In-office cardiac testing allows Devyani Chowdhury, MD, MHA, and the caring team at Cardiology Care for Children in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to quickly diagnose the cause of your child’s symptoms and start the treatment they need to improve their heart health. If you’re an adult with a congenital disorder or your child has heart symptoms, call the office or use the online booking feature today to schedule cardiac testing.
The team at Cardiology Care for Children offers in-office testing because parents have enough to worry about; they shouldn’t need to spend time traveling to another clinic to get their child’s diagnostic testing.
Another crucial advantage of in-office testing is that your provider can perform the test and get results immediately. That allows them to diagnose the problem and start treatment that improves your child’s heart.
Cardiology Care for Children offers:
An ECG measures the electrical activity of your child’s heart. It is a painless, quick test using self-adhesive electrodes.
Echocardiograms use ultrasound to create detailed images of the heart. An echo shows the heart’s structure, blood flow, and muscle and valve movement.
A Holter monitor is a device your child wears. It continuously records the heart’s electrical activity for at least 24 hours. They may need a Holter monitor if their symptoms suggest a heart rhythm problem, but the in-office ECG doesn’t reveal an irregular heartbeat.
An event recorder is similar to a Holter monitor, except it only records the heart’s electrical activity when you or your child push a button to activate the device. You activate the recorder when they have symptoms.
A stress test shows how well your child’s heart works during exercise. Your provider records their ECG while they walk on a treadmill.
Your provider at Cardiology Care for Children takes an echocardiogram before and after a stress test. Comparing the two allows them to see how well your child’s heart pumps blood when exercising.
An ambulatory blood pressure monitor is a small device that takes your child’s blood pressure every 15-30 minutes. That allows your provider to see their blood pressure when they’re not in the office.
Yes, the team at Cardiology Care for Children offers fetal echocardiograms to identify congenital heart conditions. If you have an abnormal fetal ultrasound, they work closely with you to explain the problem and treatment options.
To schedule an appointment, call the office or request an appointment online today.