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Impedance Cardiography (ICG)

Impedance cardiography  is a completely non-invasive test that is performed in the office to provide your physician information about your heartís ability  to deliver blood to the rest of your body, the force your heart has to pump against with each heartbeat, and the amount of fluid in your chest.

Sensors are placed on each side of your neck and chest. A cable from the ICG monitor will then be connected to the sensors. Your ICG measurements will be taken as you lie down on your back and remain still for two to five minutes.

This technology, originally used by NASA in the 1960ís, has benefited from the advent of the microprocessor and the better understanding of the cardiac cycle. This test measures the mechanical function of the heart, and provides additional information to aid the physician in treatment.

To read more about Impedance Cardiography, you can visit the website of CardioDynamics, the company that manufactures CMA's BioZ Impedance Cardiography equipment.

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