Physiological Function Test Center
Minimal Invasive Operation Center
The Specialized Examination Center - located at the end of the corridor of cardio-cerebrovascular center, closely connected to each testing rooms,
for fast examination and diagnosis with minimum flow of traffic for patients.
To evaluate health and functional state of the heart. Facilitated with various examining rooms to diagnose different cardiac diseases (myocardial infarction, cardiac valvular diseases) and to determine neurological and cerebrovascular health and function, are separated rooms for echocardiography, electrocardiography, ambulatory electrocardiography, exercise stress test, pulmonary functions tests and neurological and obliquity (gradient) testing, and reading.
A test to record electric energy transformed from the collected ultrasonic waves reflected from the heart, in video format. The heart can be directly seen, just like during an ultrasound sonography for fetus in womb. There are no injections and pain involved in this test. Fasting is unnecessary although for transesophageal sonography a fasting period of about 4 hours is needed
This is to record electric stimulation from the heart into a graph, passed on through connecting electrodes on arms, legs and chest. This is useful for diagnosis of myocardial infarction, cardiomegaly, arrhythmia, with a short span of time taking and absolutely no pain derived from the examining process. The cost is low and the examining method is simple.
This is to record and analyze the electrocardiograph during everyday life, carried out by adhereing electrodes on the chest to connect with examining equipment. The exact type of arrhythmia can be analyzed by figuring out what type of electrocardiogram show, at the time of incident, while also considering the symptoms hand-recorded by the patient.
A diagnostic test for hypertension and hypotension, this is to measure blood pressure during everyday life, with a sphygmomanometer attached.
This is a test to gain information in the cardiovascular system that cannot be retrieved while resting, by exercising a simple routine (walking for about 10 minutes → speedwalking → running) on the treadmill to exert pressure on the heart, in order to observe the changes in electrocardiogram, blood pressure and pulse rate.
Also done by exercising on treadmill, and carried out simultaneously with the Exercise Pressure test for measuring electrocardiography, blood pressure and pulse rate, this test is to measure the maximum oxygen consumption, anaerobic threshold, pulmonary residual volume and pulmonary diffusing capacity.
To measure the stimulus conduction speed of peripheral nerves in arms and legs or the action potential in muscle cells for evaluation of abnormalties in those specific neurons and muscles, using electric stimulus or needle electrodes.
Blood pumped from the heart are usually transferred to the brain through the carotid artery; however, if a kind of cerebrovascular disorder happens to be present, insufficient amount of blood will be supplied to the brain thus causing headaches or cerebral strokes. This test is to screen for abnormalities in the cerebrovascular system, by measuring the blood flow rate, stenosis and inflation of cerebral blood vessels through ultrasonography.
To evaluate the cognitive function of cerebrum (such as memory, decision-making) to determine for dementia, amnesia (forgetfulness) and decline in memory.
When brain cells show unusual activities due to various reasons, an Electroencephalographis study is done to check for abnormalities, carried out by attaching electrodes to the patient’s head.
This test is done by stimulatig the peripheral areas of white matter and measuring the outcoming potential in the central nervous system (cerebrum and vertebral nerves).
This test is to examine heart rates and blood pressure to find abnormalities in the autonomic nervous system, which maintains the overall balance in our bodies, which may cause symptoms such as vertigo and palpitation.