Transtelephonic Monitoring (TTM)A transtelephonic monitor is a small electronic device used to record a patient’s heart rhythm. Unlike other ambulatory monitors, the transtelephonic monitor (TTM) does not continuously record the heart rhythm over a short period of time. Instead, it is given to the patient for an extended period of time (weeks to months) and activated by the patient at the push of a button. The data from the TTM is then transmitted via telephone line to the doctor’s office.
Sleep Studyhe Sleep Wellness Centers of New York is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and provides patients with the most comprehensive medical care. Our facilities each house four hotel-style bedrooms fully equipped with flat screen TVs, DVD players, and full cable access. The bedrooms have been designed to stimulate a comfortable night's sleep which results in a more effective sleep study.
Cardiac CatheterizationCardiac catheterization is a test used to evaluate the heart and the coronary arteries. During a cardiac catheterization, a contrast material is injected into the coronary arteries to trace the movement of blood. The portion of the test involving the injection of contrast material and the tracing of blood is called coronary angiography.
Event RecordingAmbulatory electrocardiography (EKG or ECG) monitors the electrical activity of your heart while you go about your usual daily activities. Many heart problems occur only during certain activities, such as exercise, eating, emotional stress, or sleeping. A continuous 24-hour recording is much more likely to detect any abnormal heartbeats that occur during these activities.
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