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The linkage between cardiovascular disorders (CVDs) and Neurological disorders(NDs) is well established today.
“An estimated one-third of all cases of dementia, including those identified as Alzheimer’s, can be attributed to vascular factors,” says Dr. Albert Hofman, chair of the department of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Growing evidence also supports a strong association between cardiovascular disease (CVD), and higher risk of dementia ,Alzheimer’s and Cardiac arrhythmias as a cause of stroke.
At the Montreal Neurotherapy Center, we focus on the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases. We offer a complete range of cardiac/respiratory investigations,prevention & treatments.
We use the most prominent integrative medical techniques to enhance the overall endothelial cellular function and vascular biological health of our patients.
By integrating a modification of lifestyle, Preventative cardiology involves protecting the body from a multitude of cardiovascular diseases by treating risk factors like cholesterol, diabetes, blood pressure, overweight and nutritional deficiencies.
Cardiology services we offer:
• Tests for diagnosing heart conditions
• Stress Management
• Chronic Disease Management
• Physical Therapy
• Lifestyle and Nutritional Coaching
• Biofeedback HRV
Your primary care physician may ask some tests or refer you to a cardiologist.
Blood pressure is an important measurement that can be taken by your doctor, nurse or healthcare assistant. It’s recorded as two readings
An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a test that records the electrical activity of the heart. The ECG reflects what’s happening in different areas of the heart and helps identify any problems with the rhythm or rate of your heart. The ECG is painless and takes around 5-10 minutes to perform.
Detection of Atrial Fibrillation:
Prolonged continous ECG monitoring significantly increases AF detection.
CardioSTAT provides up to 14 days of continuous ambulatory ECG monitoring.
BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING
What is a Holter monitor?
A Holter monitor is a small, battery-powered medical device that measures your heart’s activity, such as rate and rhythm. Your doctor may ask you to use one if they need more information about how your heart functions than a routine electrocardiogram (EKG) can
Twenty-four hour Holter monitoring is a continuous test to record your heart’s rate and rhythm for 24 hours. You wear the Holter monitor for 12 to 48 hours as you go about your normal daily routine. This device has electrodes and electrical leads exactly like a regular EKG, but it has fewer leads. It can pick up not only your heart’s rate and rhythm but also when you feel chest pains or exhibit symptoms of an irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia.
Holter monitor testing is also sometimes called ambulatory electrocardiography. There are other types of devices that can be used to measure heart activity for longer periods of time.
How is the test done?
The cuff is placed on the patient’s arm of the patient, the block pump-gauge-digital storage, as a small package, being slung.
It is set to take blood pressure several times per hour on the day (two to three times perhour as a rule) and less often at night (once per hour).
The measurements are analyzed by a cardiologist.
This stress test – or exercise tolerance test (ETT) or treadmill test – is similar to an ECG but records the activity of the heart as it works harder, for example while you’re walking on a treadmill. This “exercise” ECG records how the heart responds to exercise.
Having an exercise ECG (stress test)
Watch this video by British Heart Foundation of someone being prepared for, and undertaking, an ETT.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
This painless scan uses a magnetic field inside a scanning machine to produce images of the heart and blood vessels.
It’s useful for checking problems with structure of heart and blood supply.
It’s very helpful in getting images from people whose vessels and heart anatomy are difficult to see using angiography.
There are a number of blood tests that can be done to rule out other causes of heart symptoms, and to measure different levels within the body that can affect the heart. You may also get blood tests done if you begin a new heart medicine.
Natriuretic peptides – an indicator of heart failure.
A chest X-ray is useful for showing the size and shape of the heart and detecting chest disorders. This can provide doctors additional information about your symptoms (which can often relate to both chest and heart conditions) and can also show any fluid in the lungs, which may be caused by heart disease.
Dr. Sophie Stavrinidis
Dr. Sophie Stavrinidis graduated from University of Montreal in 1989 and obtained her Specialist Designations (FRCP) in Internal Medicine in 1994 and as a Cardiologist in 1996 at McGill University.
Our Cardiovascular Health Management Services Include:
⚬ Medication management
Insulin Administration ⚬
⚬ Monitoring glucose levels
Nutrition Program ⚬
⚬ Weight management
Exercise Planning ⚬
⚬ Education and training
Stress Reduction ⚬
⚬ HRV training
Benefits of our Nutrition Solution
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