Angina is not a disease, but it is a chest pain or discomfort with an assortment of symptoms that many assume are related to something else. It is an important symptom of an underlying condition known as coronary heart disease.
It is important to determine the causes and/or types of angina that you have. In order to do this Dr. Benvenisty may have you get an electrocardiogram (ECG). There are other tests that can be performed as well.
An electrocardiogram is used to check for signs of heart disease. It does this by recording the electrical activity of your heart through small electrode patches that a technician attaches to your skin on your legs, arms and chest. With the results of this test Dr. Alan Benvenistry can see the rhythm of your heart. He can also see how your blood is flowing to your heart muscle. He can diagnose a heart attack and check to see if there are abnormalities such as thickening of your heart muscle.
The complete test only takes a few seconds after the electrode patches are carefully placed on your skin. These tests are helpful in monitoring changes in your results over a period of tests and to compare them in the future.
If you or a loved one is experiencing pain and increasing discomfort from angina, contact Dr. Benvenisty at his Amsterdam Avenue office today. He is committed to treating you as an individual with his personalized care given to every patient.
Posted on behalf of Alan I. Benvenisty, MD