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Echo-cardiograph Machine and Bike System

By June 18, 2018June 27th, 2018News

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.