Nearly 5 million people today have had a cardiac event. Another 4.7 million Americans have heart failure (CHF). Your heart and its care are very important to us. Dr. Jutila is board-certified in cardiology as well as echocardiography.
Our office staff has many years of experience in caring for your special cardiology needs as an individual. Together, we want to make your experience with Wheatland Memorial Healthcare a comfortable one.
Exercise Tolerance Test
This is a test for exercise endurance and cardiovascular fitness. Usually this is done to detect if the heart is not getting enough blood supply when exercising. It is sometimes used in DOT exams to make sure a driver is fit for duty. It can also be used to prescribe an aerobic exercise program.
An echocardiogram (also called an echo) is a type of ultrasound test that uses high-frequency sound waves that are sent through a device called a transducer. The device picks up echoes of the sound waves as they bounce off the different parts of your heart. These echoes are turned into moving pictures of your heart that can be seen on a video screen.
Stress echocardiography is a test that uses a combination of ultrasound imaging and treadmill walking to show how well your heart muscle is working to pump blood to your body. It is mainly used to detect a decrease in blood flow to the heart from narrowing in the coronary arteries.
Heart Rhythm Abnormality Evaluation
We have cardiac devices that can detect rhythm disturbances of the heart. There are two types of machines that we use. One is a Holter that you wear for 1-2 days and another is called an event monitor that is sent home with you for up to 3 weeks that records a heart rhythm when you push a button when feeling your heart racing or skipping a beat