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eMedTV Tests & Procedures A-Z
Echocardiogram - Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
This page contains links to eMedTV Tests & Procedures containing information on subjects from Echocardiogram to Flexible Sigmoidoscopy. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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As this eMedTV article explains, one of the tests used to identify irregular heart rhythms is an echocardiogram. For atrial fibrillation cases, an echocardiogram provides a live picture of the heart that can help doctors diagnose and treat the problem.
EGD stands for esophagogastroduodenoscopy. As this eMedTV segment explains, it is a procedure that allows your doctor to examine your esophagus, stomach, and small intestine. This Web page offers an in-depth look at this procedure.
As this eMedTV page explains, atrial fibrillation is often diagnosed with the help of an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG), a test that monitors electrical signals coming from your heart. If the test is inconclusive, event monitor tests may be conducted.
This eMedTV Web page explains how a test known as an electrophysiology study, or EPS, is used for atrial fibrillation diagnosis. An EPS for atrial fibrillation diagnosis helps determine the exact pattern of electrical activity in the heart.
- Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy
This eMedTV article describes extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy in detail. Also called ESWL, this is the procedure most often used for the treatment of kidney stones, which uses shockwaves to them break up.
- Eye Exam
Eye exam recommendations provide guidelines on how often exams should take place. This part of the eMedTV library includes a chart that offers general recommendations (based on age and symptoms) on how often you should see your eye care professional.