Story last updated at 12/3/2008 - 2:01 pm
KLAWOCK - The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) now offers EKG (electrocardiogram) stress testing at its Alicia Roberts Medical Center in Klawock.
An EKG stress test is a non-invasive test that records electrical activity of the heart over time with increasing exercise and heart rate. Stress EKG's are indicated in people with cardiac risk factors or symptoms that cannot be explained in the resting state. The EKG results can let doctors know if risk factors or other symptoms of coronary artery disease are present. The new Quinton Stress EKG system installed at Alicia Roberts Medical Center means Prince of Wales Island residents can have the test done locally and no longer will have to travel to Sitka, Juneau or Ketchikan for an EKG stress test.
Testing will be done by Dr. James Englesby, board-certified internist and family practitioner, and by Dr. Myron Fribush, board-certified family practitioner. A screening physical and cardiac evaluation generally will be required before an EKG stress test is scheduled.
For more information, contact Alicia Roberts Medical Center Clinic Administrator Donna Miller at 907-755-4800.