Spirometry helps to evaluate the lungs health, as it measures the air volume and oxygen flow rate. A Spirometer test is able to help diagnose lung conditions, including asthma, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary disease and other respiratory issues.
ECG (Electrocardiography) is the process of recording the electrical activity of the heart over a period of time using electrodes placed on a patients’ body. These electrodes detect the tiny electrical changes on the skin that arise from the heart muscle depolarizing during each heartbeat. ECG is used to diagnose some heart abnormalities.
Reasons for performing include:
- Suspected heart attack
- Suspected pulmonary embolism
- A third heart sound, fourth heart sound, a cardiac murmur or other findings to suggest structural heart disease
- Perceived cardiac dysrhythmias
- Fainting or collapse
- Monitoring the effects of the heart after medication
- Assessing severity of electrolyte abnormalities, such as hyperkalemia