The Foundation is proud to raise funds for much needed medical equiment such as this Echocardiograph machine and bike system. Now up to 10-15 stress tests are performed per week at NRGH. Prior to acquiring this equipment, patients had to travel to Victoria.
The use of a bicycle vs a treadmill to increase a patient’s heart rate offers a safer alternative for those who may faint during exertion and a more comfortable experience for those with knee or hip issues. In addition, the advanced technology avoids exposing younger patients in their 30’s and 40’s to radiation.