About an ECG test:
An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a test that can help diagnose certain heart conditions by measuring the electrical activity of the heart. An ECG can help diagnose certain heart conditions, including abnormal heart rhythms and coronary heart disease (heart attack and angina). An ECG can also help monitor how treatments for a heart condition, like medicines or implantable cardiac devices, are working.
An ECG can help diagnose:
A doctor may recommend an ECG for a person:
experiencing symptoms of an abnormal heart rhythm such as:
Types of ECG
The three major types of ECG are:
you lie down for this type of ECG. No movement is allowed during the test, as electrical impulses from other muscles can interfere with the test. This type of ECG usually takes five to 10 minutes.
for an ambulatory ECG you wear a portable recording device for at least 24 hours. You are free to move around normally while the device is attached. A doctor may arrange this type of ECG if you have symptoms that are intermittent (stop-start) which may not show up on a resting ECG. Your doctor may also recommend an ambulatory ECG if you are recovering from heart attack, to ensure your heart is working properly. You may be asked to write down or record any symptoms you experience while wearing the device, including when they occur, so that your own experience can be compared with the ECG.
exercise stress test/stress test
this type of ECG helps your doctor see how well your heart is working during physical activity. It involves having an ECG while you ride a stationary exercise bike or walk on a treadmill. This type of ECG takes about 15 to 30 minutes to complete. A stress test can also involve medicines, to understand their effects on the heart.
Source : https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/
About Respiratory Assessment:
Spirometry is one of the Pulmonary Function Test; they are useful investigations in the management of patients with respiratory disease or respiratory weakness secondary to neurological impairment. They aid diagnosis, help monitor response to treatment and can guide decisions regarding further treatment and intervention. Spirometry can measure all the lung Volumes except residual volume.