AAYU Clinics offers a wide variety of tests that can help detect numerous potential problems ranging from heart attacks and angina to inflammation around the heart.
Tests offered by AAYU Clinics include:
- EKG or electrocardiogram
- Blood pressure checks
- Detection of heart palpitations
All of these tests are run at our urgent care clinic and do not require patients to visit the hospital to have these important tests conducted.
Learning More About EKG Testing
EKG is an acronym that stands for electrocardiogram. It is a valuable cardiovascular test that can help detect numerous problems before they become extremely problematic. Early detection of heart problems leads to prompt and effective treatment, which could save lives.
EKG testing is not typically performed on a whim. It is usually reserved for people who exhibit specific symptoms or have a certain medical or family history.
EKG testing may be recommended for the following reasons:
- Previous heart attack
- Chest pains
- Family history of cardiovascular or heart disease
- Other factors place you at a high risk for heart problems, such as history of smoking, being overweight, or having high blood pressure or diabetes
Patients often think EKG tests are conducted in a hospital, but urgent care centers can run them, too. Many individuals prefer to use an urgent care center for this type of testing because the tests are run quickly.
Wait times in a hospital ER for non-urgent matters, such as an EKG evaluation, can sometimes be four to five hours. That is valuable time wasted for patients. Urgent care centers, such as AAYU Clinics, try to get patients in and out. Most of the times, patients are seen within an hour and have all their testing finished before they would have been seen at the hospital ER.
Seeking Treatment for Heart Palpitations
A heart palpitation is an abnormal or extremely rapid heartbeat that is often accompanied by other symptoms, such as nausea, sweating or shortness of breath. Heart palpitations, while often considered common, may be an early indicator that there is a serious, potentially life-threatening heart or cardiovascular problem that has yet to be detected.
It is important to have a heart palpitation evaluated by a medical professional, as he or she will be able to determine if it is mild or serious, and determine the best course of treatment for you. AAYU Clinics can help with the diagnosis and treatment of mild to moderate heart palpitations.
Treatment for heart palpitations can vary depending on the severity of the condition and what may be causing the irregular heartbeat. Treatment options may range from changes in dietary habits, such as not eating fatty foods or not drinking coffee, to diagnosing and treating the underlying cause of the palpitation, such as overactive thyroid. In extreme cases, medication and electrical shock may be used to treat palpitations.
Visit AAYU Clinics for Fast, Quality Heart Checkups
Whether you have a family history of cardiovascular disease or previously suffered a heart attack, you will want to have a regular heart checkup performed. Early detection of a heart problem could save your life.
AAYU Clinics can perform regular, routine heart checkups without making you wait for hours in a waiting room. Patients rarely wait longer than an hour to be seen for their heart checkup. Once seen, our friendly health care staff will conduct a thorough checkup to determine if any problems are present.
Let AAYU Clinics help you improve your heart health. Call us to learn more about our heart and cardiovascular testing.