HeartFirst Announces Addition of Submaximal Heart and Pulmonary Evaluation (SHAPE)

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HeartFirst now offers Submaximal Heart and Pulmonary Evaluation (SHAPE).

The HeartFirst clinic in Plano, TX is now offering a new procedure called: Submaximal Heart and Pulmonary Evaluation (SHAPE). The procedure is a great addition to the services that HeartFirst already offers, and most patients with shortness of breath will benefit from this procedure.

Submaximal Heart and Lung Evaluation (SHAPE) is an easy screening test that will assess both heart and lung function. The test takes 6 minutes and includes stepping up and down a short platform. Lung and heart function is measured as the patient breathes through a mouth piece and the data is collected in a computer.

“It is very exciting to bring this new procedure to our clinic. The number one complaint of patients entering our office is shortness of breath. The Mayo Clinic has verified that this 6-minute step test will help diagnose the etiology of shortness of breath. We can tell our patients if the condition is related to their heart, their lungs, both or neither,” says HeartFirst Cardiologist, James S. Rellas, MD.

The HeartFirst staff of cardiologists are board certified and have been practicing in the field of cardiology and in North Texas for more than 25 years. Their office, located in The Texas Clinic at Prestonwood, has been called one of the most advanced outpatient facilities in North Texas. For more information about the Submaximal Heart and Pulmonary Evaluation (SHAPE) test, visit http://heartfirst.md.

For more information on HeartFirst please contact:
Marsha Klopping
6957 W. Plano Parkway, Suite 1000
Plano, TX 75093
Phone: (214) 893-4916


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