University of Colorado Health
Contact Us Directions Employees Physicians
Poudre Valley Health System Guests and Visitors Hospitals and Clinics Community UCHealth Jobs Classes and Events Foundation and Volunteers Health library
Facebook Twitter YouTube Flickr
At a Glance
All Services
Medical clinics
Conditions we treat
Download our app
Hospitals
UC Health news
PrintEmail

Clinics By Medical Specialty

Exercise Services

The Greeley Medical Clinic exercise services department offers convenient on-site testing for patients. In conjunction with Heart Center of the Rockies, our test collection includes a full-range of lung capacity testing, cardiac testing, arrhythmia monitoring and rhythm management.

To schedule an appointment with the exercise services department or for more information, call 970.392.4752.

Contact and location information

Greeley Medical Clinic Exercise Services
1900 16th St.
Greeley, CO 80631  Map

Phone: 970.350.2462
Fax: 970.350.2421

Hours

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Test definitions

Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG). This test determines the flow of electricity within the heart -- information used to determine the amount of stress on the heart. Prior to an EKG, patients should avoid strenuous activity and avoid muscle relaxants.

Electrophysiology (EP). This test examines the electrical function of the heart from the inside using catheters. Patients should not eat or drink anything for eight to 12 hours prior to this test.

Holter monitor testing. A holter monitor is a device worn by patients who experience palpitations, fainting spells, dizziness or irregular heartbeats. The device is worn one to three days while a patient goes about their normal daily routine. During this period, the device records heartbeat frequency. This data is later analyzed by staff and prepared for physician review.

Cardiac event monitor testing. A cardiac event monitor is used to detect irregular heart rhythms. The small device, about the size of a deck of cards, records electrical activity at the push of a button. Unlike the holter monitor, a patient triggers the cardiac event monitor tracking only when they first begin to feel signs of dizziness, weakness, lightheadedness, heart race or fluttering.

Exercise tolerance tests. Also called a stress or treadmill test, this test is used to screen for active heart disease and monitor those who have already been diagnosed with heart disease. During the test, the patients are connected to monitor wires and asked to walk on a treadmill at varying speeds.

Echocardiography. This procedure involves an ultrasound of the heart that allows cardiologists to see how well the valves and heart muscles are functioning and blood is flowing.

Spirometry. This test assesses lung function through the measurement of the amount and speed of air that patient can inhale and exhale in a given period.

About Us
FAQ: Hepatitis C
PVHS-UCH partnership
Be a smart patient
About PVHS
Contact Us
History
Mission, Vision and Values
Charity Care
Communities We Serve
Leadership
Awards
Baldrige National Quality Award
Nonprofit Status
Center for Performance Excellence
Joint Ventures
Report a Problem
To Report a Problem to the Joint Commission
Institutional Review Board



Awards and Recognition


University of Colorado Health employees dedicate themselves to providing patients and other customers with world-class care and service. Outside organizations recognize that, calling University of Colorado Health's hospitals some of the best in Colorado and even the best in the nation. Some of those accolades are listed below:

 




Contact

University of Colorado Health
Fort Collins, Colorado
970.495.7000
PVHS@pvhs.org

 

© 2014 Poudre Valley Health System
Disclaimer  |  Privacy Policy  |  Site Map
University of Colorado Health