Formula for Test Accuracy
Use the calculator below to assist in patient assessment and treatment planning.
Infection Prevention & Control
Here at Windsor Cardiac Centre, we rely on evidence-based practices and procedures to help prevent and reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses.
The health and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority.
- Cleaning & Disinfection: Our entire office is cleaned and disinfected throughout the day as an ongoing normal business practice. Rooms are wiped down and all instruments are sterilized between each appointment. All high touch surfaces are routinely cleaned with disinfectant wipes throughout the day.
- Hand Hygiene: We encourage each patient, upon entry and before leaving, to use the provided hand sanitizer. Staff are required to exercise proper hand hygiene. We conduct hand washing audits on a monthly basis and monitor compliance regularly. Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout our clinic for both patients and staff use.
- Physical Distancing: We encourage patients and staff to maintain physical distancing as much as possible. Waiting areas are set up to promote physical distancing. Plastic barriers are placed where appropriate. Cardiology consultations and follow-up appointments are available by telephone to further encourage physical distancing and reduce the need for in-person appointments.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I eat before the test?
Yes. Please eat and drink normally before your test.
Should I take my medications the day of ?
Yes. Take any medications on your normal, prescribed, schedule.
What should I wear for my test?
Wear loose, comfortable clothing for your test. The cuff will be attached to your upper arm and the monitor will be attached to a belt at your waistline and remain there for a full 24 hours.
Does it hurt?
No. There’s no pain associated with wearing a 24 hour blood pressure monitor. Some people may experience slight discomfort (pressures) when the cuff inflates.
How/When do I get my results?
Your test results will be sent to the referring physician and your family doctor. If a consultation has been requested, we will set up an appointment for you to speak to a cardiologist to discuss the results with you.
When do I return the monitor?
You can return the monitor to our office once after the 24 hour monitoring period.