Cardiology Clinic

Cardiology Clinic

Heart disease, stroke, liver and kidney disease are often described as ‘silent killers’ as there can be no warning signs. Sadly, the first symptom of a stroke is normally the stroke itself. But, according World Health Organisation, 80% of strokes can be prevented. At Kampala Independent Hospital we provide various cardiac lab and physical tests, including tests that can highlight a risk of stroke, as well as other key health concerns.

Blood Tests

A variety of blood tests are available for analyzing cholesterol transport behavior, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, lipoprotein little a, homocysteine, C-reactive protein, blood sugar control: fasting, after eating or averages using glycosylated albumen or hemoglobin, myoglobin, creatine kinase, troponin, brain-type natriuretic peptide, etc. to assess the evolution of coronary artery disease and evidence of existing damage.

Electrocardiogram

Electrocardiography (ECG/EKG) monitors electrical activity of the heart, primarily as recorded from the skin surface. A 12 lead recording, recording the electrical activity in three planes, anterior, posterior, and lateral.

Holter Monitor

A Holter monitor records a continuous EKG rhythm pattern (rarely a full EKG) for 24 hours or more. These monitors are used for suspected frequent rhythm abnormalities, especially ones the wearer may not recognize by symptoms. They are more expensive than event monitors.

Event Monitor

An Event monitor records short term EKG rhythm patterns, generally storing the last 2 to 5 minutes, adding in new and discarding old data, for 1 to 2 weeks or more.

Cardiac stress testing

Cardiac stress testing is used to determine to assess cardiac function and to disclose evidence of exertion-related cardiac hypoxia. Radionuclide testing using thallium or technetium can be used to perfusion abnormalities. With a maximal stress test the level of exercise is increased until the patient heart rate will not increase any higher, despite increased exercise.