Welcome to Munster Cardiac Services which is based in the 4th Practice, MPHC, Mallow, Co Cork.
Echocardiogram often referred to as an echo, is a picture of the heart. Echocardiography uses standard two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and ultrasound to create images of the heart.
Echocardiography has become routinely used in the diagnosis, management, and follow-up of patients with any suspected or known heart diseases. It is one of the most widely used diagnostic tests in cardiology providing a wealth of helpful information. The simple test is non invasive and takes between 20 and 30 minutes to perform by applying a gel to the chest and a sensor is moved over the chest area to produce an image of the internal structures of the heart.
Exercise Stress Tests
Exercise Stress Test is a test used to measure the heart’s ability to respond to external stress in a controlled clinical environment.
The cardiac stress test takes about 40 minutes and is done with heart stimulation exercise on a treadmill with the patient connected to an electrocardiogram (or ECG). The level of mechanical stress is progressively increased by adjusting the difficulty (steepness of the slope) and speed. The Cardiac Technician examines the symptoms and blood pressure response. .
24 hr Holter Monitor
24 hour Holter monitor is a portable device for continuously monitoring various electrical activity of the cardiovascular system for at least 24 hours.
When used for the heart, (much like standard electrocardiography) the Holter monitor records electrical signals from the heart via a series of electrodes attached to the chest. These electrodes are connected to a small piece of equipment that is attached to the patient’s belt or hung around the neck, and is responsible for keeping a log of the heart’s electrical activity throughout the recording period. The holter monitor is fitted on the first visit and the removed 24 hours later on a second visit and each visit lasts about 10 minutes.
WELCOME to munster cardiac services
Welcome to Munster Cardiac Services which is based in the 4th Practice, MPHC, Mallow, Co. Cork.
The clinic is operation since October 2013 offering:
- Exercise Stress Testing
- 24 Hour Holter Monitoring
Under the Clinical Governance of Prof Tom Kiernan, Associate Professor of Medicine UL & Consultant Interventional Cardiologist.
We welcome referrals from GPs by calling Munster Cardiac Services (4th Practice) on 022-52944 or by fax on 022-20722.
The Clinic can be accessed by• Direct GP referrals for Echocardiography & 24 Hour
• Exercise Stress Testing is available to all patients of
GPs who have been reviewed by Professor Tom
• The Cardiac tests are undertaken by our very
experienced Senior Cardiac Technician Mary
• All Echocardiograms, Exercise Stress Testing
recordings and 24 hour Holter recordings are
reviewed and reported by Professor Tom Kiernan,
Associate Professor of Medicine & Consultant
• A Technical report of any test is available on the day
the test is undertaken. The Consultants report is
posted to the GP Practices within 10 working days.