Screening & Diagnosis
Making an accurate diagnosis enables us to match patients with the best treatment.
Click on the links for detailed information about each procedure, how to prepare and what to expect.
A cardiac catherization is performed to determine if there is blockage (plaque buildup or atherosclerosis) within the coronary arteries which can reduce the flow of oxygenated blood to the heart. Learn more about cardiac catheterization
The coronary CT angiogram is a test that can check your heart for various conditions but is primarily used to check for narrowed arteries of the heart. Learn more about cardiac CT
Dobutamine stress echocardiogram
A Dobutamine Stress Echo involves the infusion of a medication called dobutamine, simulating the effects of exercise on your heart. Learn more about dobutamine stress echocardiogram
An echocardiogram (echo) is a real-time ultrasound exam of your heart. Two-dimensional pictures are captured by a cardiac sonographer and viewed and interpreted by a cardiologist. Learn more about echocardiograms
An event recorder is used to record your heart rhythm over a period of 14 days to 30 day. Learn more about event recorders
A Holter monitor record the heart’s electrical activity over a 24 hour period. Learn more about Holter monitoring
Nuclear cardiology stress testing
A nuclear radioactive isotope is injected through an IV and it travels to your coronary arteries to determine which areas of your heart do not have adequate blood supply. Learn more about nuclear cardiology stress testing
A stress echo combines an ultrasound study of the heart with a treadmill stress test to look at how the heart functions at rest and after vigorous exercise. Learn more about stress echocardiogram
This test involves exercising to your maximal effort on a treadmill while your blood pressure, heart rate and rhythm are closely monitored. Learn more about stress testing
A transesophageal echo (TEE) provides a close look at your heart’s valves and chambers, when the results from standard echo tests are not sufficient, or when your cardiologist needs a closer look at your heart. Learn more about transesophageal echocardiogram