Cardiac testing

Advanced technology to learn more about your heart.

A proper diagnosis of heart disease

There are several cardiac tests that we can perform to help diagnose and treat your heart condition. Our highly trained specialists have the latest technology to run any cardiac test you might need.

Our testing specialists will work with your cardiac team to provide the valuable data they need to create the right treatment plan for your unique case.

Electrocardiogram or electrocardiography (EKG/ECG)

Records the electrical activity of the heart including the timing and duration of each electrical phase in your heartbeat. It helps us determine that a heart attack has occurred or is developing, and monitors any changes in rhythm. We offer adult, pediatric and signal-averaged ECGs.

Cardiac Testing EKG machine

Holter and event monitoring, or ambulatory ECG/EKG

Records the electrical activity of the heart during daily activities. This helps us determine the condition of your heart and the right treatments for your unique case. We offer 24 hour monitoring for up to 30 days and also a waterproof, patch-style monitor that is worn for between 72 hours and 30 days.

Chest X-ray

Takes a picture of the heart, lungs and bones of the chest. This helps us determine if your heart is enlarged, or if fluid is accumulating in the lungs as a result of a heart attack.

Echocardiogram (echo)

A hand-held device placed on your chest that uses high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to produce images of your heart’s size, structure and motion. This provides valuable information about the health of your heart, such as whether abnormal rhythms (arrhythmias) are detected. We offer transthoracic adult, congenital echocardiography, plus transesophageal imaging

Cardiac computed tomography

Includes CT, CAT, EBCT, PET, DSA, multidetector CT or MDCT, MRI and SPECT scans.

These noninvasive diagnostic imaging tests use computer-aided techniques to capture images of your heart. A computer creates three-dimensional (3D) images that can show blockages caused by calcium deposits you may have in your coronary arteries. This helps your cardiac specialist evaluate you for aortic disease such as aortic dissection, cardiac masses and pericardial disease.

Cardiac Testing - CAT scan

Thallium stress test

Also known as myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), multigated acquisition (MUGA) scan, radionuclide stress test and nuclear stress test.

Similar to a routine exercise stress test but with images. This helps us:
• Measure blood flow of your heart muscle at rest and during stress.
• Determine the extent of a coronary artery blockage.
• Determine the extent of damage from heart attack.
• Determine the cause of chest pain (angina).
• Determine the level of safe exercise for patients.

Exercise stress tests

Includes exercise treadmill test, chemical and treadmill nuclear test, cardiac PET, and stress echo treadmill and dobutamine tests.

These tests provide valuable data to help us evaluate your heart health. We can monitor your heart rate, breathing, blood pressure, ECG (EKG) and how tired you become when exercising.

This helps us:

  • Diagnose coronary artery disease (CAD).
  • Diagnose the possible cause of symptoms such as chest pain (angina).
  • Determine your safe level of exercise.
  • Predict dangerous heart-related conditions such as heart attack.

Cardiac Testing Stress Test

Team treatment to help you

Our cardiac testing specialists will use the right tests to help diagnose your heart condition so we can create the right treatment plan for you.