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Cardio respiratory Staff

The Cardio Respiratory Department is instrumental in assisting with the diagnosis and management of cardiopulmonary disorders. The department performs electrocardiograms, monitors for the investigation of cardiac irregularities, performs pulmonary function studies and also works in conjunction with Nuclear Medicine in the performance of MIBI heart studies. To obtain an appointment with Cardio-Respiratory Services, a referral must be made through a physician.

Echocardiogram (ECHO)

An echocardiogram is an ultrasound study of the heart. It evaluates the chambers for function, the walls and chambers for size and heart valves to check the blood flow. You will be lying on your left side for the majority of the exam. Results will be relayed to your Health Care Provider after being interpreted by a Physician.

Electrocardiogram (ECG)

An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a test that measures the electrical activity of the heart. It involves the placement of electrodes which are small adhesive patches or suction cups that are placed on your chest, arms and legs.  There are sensor pads in these patches that record the electrical activity which is recorded, then interpreted by a Physician.

The Standard Exercise Stress Test (this can only be performed if you can walk on a treadmill)

The Standard Exercise Stress Test is a general screening tool used to evaluate the heart’s response to graded exercise. At predetermined intervals the exercise will increase and the patient’s ECG, blood pressure and heart rate are recorded. The results of the test may help your physician decide if you have heart disease, and if so, how severe it is.

Holter Monitor

Holter monitoring enables your Physician to find out how well your heart is keeping its rhythm as you go about your day-to-day activities.  Since the monitor continuously records your heart beat over the period of time you wear it, it is suggested that you bathe prior to your first exam visit, as you won’t be able to shower or bathe while wearing the monitor.  It records on a small digital recorder for subsequent review and analysis.

Loop or Event Monitor

A loop monitor is used to record and evaluate infrequent cardiac irregularities.  It is usually worn over a period of 2 weeks with the ability to capture data automatically and or patient-activated.  This monitor does not record continuously. The simplicity of this monitor allows the patient to remove and bathe and replace sensors.


Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm


At the Diagnostic Imaging Cardio Respiratory Reception Area on the main floor of Woodstock Hospital.

Related Documents:

Pulmonary Function Requisition

Cardiac Diagnostics Requisition

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