Our non-invasive cardiovascular testing departments are designed to assist the physician in gathering information about the patient to assess Cardiac or Vascular functioning. These departments include EKG, echocardiography, and vascular ultrasound.
In our EKG department you can receive the following tests.
A 12-lead EKG is a recording of your heart's electrical signals as recorded on paper. This recording will give your physician information to show any potential problems with the electrical system of your heart. Sometimes a physician may want to see more than a 12-lead EKG test can show and will order a holter monitor or an event monitor for you to wear for a longer period of time.
Tilt Table Test
A tilt table test is done to give your physician more information if you are having problems with fainting, also known as syncope. During the exam the physician may try to safely recreate the symptoms you have when you faint in order to provide proper diagnosis and treatment.
Stress tests allow your physician to see how your heart is responding to exercise. This can be a test which uses a treadmill or medication to speed up your heart. At times an echocardiogram will be performed to give the physician ultrasound images to see how your heart is working when exercising.
In our Echocardiography department you can receive testing which will give your physician information about how well you heart is working. These ultrasound images give clear pictures of the walls, chambers and size of your heart. Our clinical staff is specialty certified to provide the best imaging possible.
The TEE exam is completed when your physician wants to have a closer look at your heart from inside your esophagus (or throat). These ultrasound images can give your physician information about diagnosing and treating diseases, infections, or problems with the walls or chambers of your heart.
Vascular Ultrasound Department
In our Vascular Ultrasound department you can receive testing which will give your physician information about the vessels of your body, including your brain vessels and the carotids in your neck all the way down to your lower legs. These ultrasound images help to show how fast your blood is moving through your vessels. Additionally, our clinical staff also performs an exam looking for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) called an ankle-brachial index test (ABI). Our clinical staff is specialty certified to provide the best imaging possible.
Vascular imaging will give your physician information about diagnosis and treatment options for possible blockages, aneurysms, tears, blood clots and varicose veins.