Cardiovascular & Neurodiagnostics



Cardiovascular


Bothwell Regional Health Center offers a wide range of cardiovascular treatment services and diagnostic testing. Cardiovascular refers to the heart (cardio) and the blood vessels (vascular). The cardiovascular system includes arteries, veins, arterioles and capillaries.

Services include electrocardiograms (or EKGs), a simple, painless test that records the heart's electrical activity, stress tests and 24-hour Holter monitoring, a continuous recording of a patient’s heart rhythms for 24 hours of normal activity.

Bothwell also provides echocardiograms to determine the heart’s size, to evaluate how well it is functioning or pumping and to assess the structure and function of the valves within the heart.


For more information, email info@brhc.org or call (660) 827-9570.


Neurodiagnostics


Bothwell Regional Health Center offers a full range of neurological diagnostic services. Neurology is the medical science of the nervous system and its disorders. Diagnostic testing is usually the first step in identifying neurological disorders.

Other neurodiagnostic services include an electroencephalogram, or EEG, a test that measures and records the electrical activity of your brain. An EEG often helps our physicians detect certain conditions, such as seizures, based on the changes in the normal pattern of the brain's electrical activity.

Bothwell Regional Health Center also offers electromyograms, or EMGs, which measure the electrical impulses of muscles, and nerve conduction studies, which measure the movement of an impulse through a nerve after the deliberate stimulation of the nerve. Patients can also be tested for auditory brain wave responses to sounds and for visual responses to test patterns; in addition, physicians can test the nerves in a patient’s arms and legs through stimulation by an electrical pulse.

For more information on our neurodiagnostic services, please email info@brhc.org or call (660) 827-9574.