Graded exercise test (GXT)
Our cardiac testing captures how your heart functions during rest and physical activity. The Graded Exercise Test can reveal problems with blood flow within your heart by utilizing a treadmill or an ergometer. It is used to help diagnose Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) which can develop when the artery becomes damaged due to the build-up of deposits containing cholesterol or plaque.
ReGen conducts maximal stress testing at 100% of max HR or more when safe and calculates an estimated Vo2 for fitness level. By pushing the heart to maximum effort arrhythmias can occur when electrical impulses that coordinate the heart rhythm function properly leading to heart rhythm disturbance irregularities.
The Carotid Artery Ultrasound is a specialized ultrasound of the carotid artery located on the neck. Carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) measures the thickness of the intima and media layer of the carotid artery. The purpose of the assessment is to determine the risk for stroke, CAD, and cardiovascular disease. The assessment looks at blood flow, plaque build-up and intima-media thickening.
Ankle Brachial Index
ReGen conducts an Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) test to help identify Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) which is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to your limbs. In PAD, plaque builds up in the arteries. It often affects the vessels that bring blood to the legs. The reduced blood flow can cause pain and numbness. Low ABI may mean that your legs and feet aren’t getting as much blood as they need, ABI is calculated by comparison of the arm arterial and ankle pressures. If the ratio is less than 0.9, it may mean that a patient has peripheral artery disease.