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3:06pm 26th May 2015

Let's get your heart tested... for free!

...Come on down to Truro College this Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th of May, where you can get your heart tested for absolutely free... it's silly not to really.

The heart scanner is by using an electrocardiogram - a simple way to diagnose most cardiac abnormalities in a quick and painless procedure. The test is used to record the electrical activity of y our heart. If a more detailed image is required, an echocardiogram (ECHO) can be taken.

An ECG machine picks up and records the electrical signals that make your heart beat. Small sticky patches (electrodes) are placed on your chest, arms or legs and connected to the ECG machine to record the rhytm and electrical activity of the heart. A printout of your heart's electrical activity can then be then for evaluation by our cardiologists.

An echocardiogram is a similar form of ultrasound to that used in pregnancy, in which high frequency sound waves are passed through the skin. As the sound waves echo against various parts of the heart they are recorded on a screen. This provides a detailed picture of your heart's structure and how well it is functioning.

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