ECG/pulmonary function

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Rest ECG (electrocardiogram)
The rest ECG records the current flow curve of the heart. The examination is performed e.g. when arrhythmias or circulatory disturbances are suspected or before operations.

Stress ECG (electrocardiogram)
The stress ECG records the current flow curve of the heart under stress, i.e. on the bicycle ergometer. This examination is performed e.g. for:
• Arrhythmias
• Cardiovascular disturbances (Angina pectoris)
• Assessment of the physical performance level (fitness)

Long-term blood pressure measurement
The long-term blood pressure measurement is performed with the aid of a portable device which measures the blood pressure at regular intervals over a period of up to 24 hours, during the day at intervals of around 15 minutes and overnight at intervals of around 30 minutes. The digitally recorded results can then be evaluated.
The absolute systolic and diastolic blood pressure values and also changes in blood pressure are examined during the day and night.

Pulmonary function testing
Pulmonary function testing tests the functional capacity of the lungs. It is performed e.g. with:
• Bronchial asthma
• Chronic bronchitis
• Shortness of breath under stress
• Before diving

In particular, the pulmonary volume and the one-second capacity (how much air the patient can maximally exhale in one second) are examined.