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  • Blood Test

    Blood Test A blood test is a lab analysis of the elements in your blood. Depending on why your doctor recommended a blood test, he or she might be looking for only one factor in your blood, or severa...

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

    Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair (Abdominal Aneurysm--Open Repair, AAA Repair, Triple A Repair, Abdominal Aneurysmectomy, Endovascular Aneurysm Repair, EVAR) Procedure overview What is an abdominal a...

  • Electrocardiogram

    Electrocardiogram (ECG, EKG, Resting ECG, Resting EKG) Procedure overview What is an electrocardiogram? An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is one of the simplest and fastest procedures used to evaluat...

  • Electrophysiological Studies

    Electrophysiological Studies (EP Study, EPS, Electrophysiology Studies) Procedure overview What is an electrophysiological study? An electrophysiological study (EP study) is an invasive procedure tha...

  • Exercise Electrocardiogram

    Exercise Electrocardiogram (Exercise ECG, Exercise EKG, Stress Test) Procedure overview What is an exercise electrocardiogram? An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is one of the simplest and fastest pro...

  • Femoral Popliteal Bypass Surgery

    Femoral Popliteal Bypass Surgery (Femoropopliteal Bypass-Open, PTA, Balloon Angioplasty) Procedure overview What are femoral popliteal bypass surgery and percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of the ...

  • Heart Transplantation Procedure

    Heart Transplantation Procedure (Transplant-Heart, Heart Transplant, Cardiac Transplant) Procedure overview What is a heart transplant? A heart transplant is a surgical procedure performed to remove ...

  • Holter Monitor

    Holter Monitor (Continuous Electrocardiogram, Continuous ECG, Ambulatory ECG Monitoring) Procedure overview What is a Holter monitor? The Holter monitor is a type of electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) us...

  • Pacemaker Insertion

    Pacemaker Insertion Procedure overview What is a pacemaker insertion? A pacemaker insertion is the implantation of a small electronic device in the chest (just below the collarbone) to help regulate ...

  • Signal-Averaged Electrocardiogram

    Signal-Averaged Electrocardiogram (Signal-Averaged ECG, Signal-Averaged EKG, SAECG) Procedure overview What is a signal-averaged electrocardiogram? An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is one of the sim...

  • Valvuloplasty

    Valvuloplasty (Balloon Valvuloplasty) Procedure overview What is valvuloplasty? Valvuloplasty is performed, in certain circumstances, to open a stenotic (stiff) heart valve. In valvuloplasty, a very ...

  • Cardiac Catheterization

    Cardiac Catheterization (Cardiac Cath, Coronary Arteriogram, Coronary Angiogram) Procedure overview What is cardiac catheterization? Cardiac catheterization is performed to further evaluate coronary ...

  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram

    Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE, Heart Scan with Endoscopy, Transesophageal Echocardiography) Procedure overview What is a transesophageal echocardiogram? A transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) i...

  • Radionuclide Angiogram, Resting

    Radionuclide Angiogram, Resting (Resting RNA, MUGA, Gated Blood Pool Scan [Resting], Gated Cardiac Scan, Resting Gated Blood Pool Scan, Cardiac Blood Pool Imaging) Procedure overview What is a restin...

  • Radionuclide Angiogram, Resting and Exercise

    Radionuclide Angiogram, Resting and Exercise (RNA, MUGA, Gated Blood Pool Scan [Resting and Exercise], Gated Cardiac Scan, Exercise Gated Blood Pool Scan, Cardiac Blood Pool Imaging) Procedure overvi...

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Heart

    Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Heart (MRI Scan of the Heart, Cardiac MRI) Procedure overview What is magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the heart? Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a diag...

  • Myocardial Perfusion Scan, Resting

    Myocardial Perfusion Scan, Resting (Resting Thallium Scan, Cardiac Nuclear Imaging, Cardiolite Scan, Sestamibi Scan) Procedure overview What is a resting myocardial perfusion scan? A myocardial perfu...

  • Myocardial Perfusion Scan, Stress

    Myocardial Perfusion Scan, Stress (Exercise Thallium, Stress Thallium, Cardiac Nuclear Imaging, Adenosine Thallium Scan, Cardiolite Scan) Procedure overview What is a stress myocardial perfusion scan...

  • Heart Valve Repair or Replacement Surgery

    Heart Valve Repair or Replacement Surgery (Open Heart Surgery) Procedure overview What is heart valve repair or replacement surgery? Heart valve repair or replacement surgery is a treatment option fo...

  • Echocardiogram

    Echocardiogram (Echocardiography, Echo, Cardiac Ultrasound, Cardiac Ultrasonography, Cardiac Doppler, Transthoracic Echocardiogram, TTE) Procedure overview What is an echocardiogram? An echocardiogra...

  • Dobutamine Stress Echocardiogram

    Dobutamine Stress Echocardiogram (DSE, Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography, Dobutamine Stress Echo) Procedure overview What is a dobutamine stress echocardiogram? A dobutamine stress echocardiogram is...

  • Venogram

    Venogram (Venography, Phlebography, Lower Limb Venography) Procedure overview What is a venogram? A venogram is a procedure that provides X-ray visualization of the veins, particularly in the lower e...

  • Tilt Table Procedure

    Tilt Table Procedure (Upright Tilt Testing) Procedure overview What is a tilt table procedure? A tilt table procedure is a diagnostic procedure that may be used to evaluate a person who has symptoms ...

  • Chest X-ray

    Chest X-ray (Chest Radiography, CXR) Procedure overview What is a chest X-ray? A chest X-ray is a type of diagnostic radiology procedure used to examine the chest and the organs and structures locate...

  • Catheter Ablation

    Catheter Ablation If you have been diagnosed with a heart arrhythmia–a problem with the rate or rhythm of your heartbeat–your doctor may recommend a procedure called catheter ablation to improve your...

  • Right Heart Catheterization

    Right Heart Catheterization (Right Heart Cath; Pulmonary Artery Catheterization; Catheterization, Right Heart; Swan-Ganz "Swan" Catheterization) Procedure overview What is a right heart catheterizati...

  • Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA)

    Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA) (CTA) Procedure overview CT angiography is a type of medical exam that combines a CT scan with an injection of a special dye to produce pictures of blood vessels...

  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)

    Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) (Magnetic Resonance Angiogram, MRA) Procedure overview You might be familiar with the testing procedure called magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In this test, rad...

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG)

    Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG) (CABG, Open Heart Surgery, Bypass Surgery) Procedure overview What is coronary artery bypass surgery? Coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) is a proc...

  • Exercise Echocardiogram

    Exercise Echocardiogram (Stress Echocardiogram, Exercise Echocardiography, Exercise Echo) What is an exercise echocardiogram? An echocardiogram is a noninvasive (the skin is not pierced) procedure us...

  • Robotic Cardiac Surgery

    Robotic Cardiac Surgery (Robotic-assisted Cardiac Surgery, Robotic Heart Surgery, da Vinci Surgery) Procedure overview Robotic cardiac surgery is a form of heart surgery performed through very small ...

  • Amputation Procedure

    Amputation Procedure (Surgical Removal of an Extremity or Limb) Procedure overview What is amputation? Amputation is a surgical procedure that involves removal of an extremity or limb (leg or arm) or...

  • Vascular Studies

    Vascular Studies (Carotid, Arm, and Leg Arterial and Venous Studies, Carotid Ultrasound, Venous Doppler Studies, Arterial Doppler Studies, Pulse Volume Recordings, PVRS) Procedure overview What are v...

  • Laser Varicose Vein Surgery

    Laser Varicose Vein Surgery Procedure overview Your heart pumps blood to the various parts of your body through the arteries. The blood returns to your heart through your veins. Sometimes your veins ...

  • Carotid Artery Duplex Scan

    Carotid Artery Duplex Scan (Carotid Ultrasound, Vascular Ultrasound Study, Carotid Artery Doppler Sonography) Procedure overview A carotid artery duplex scan is a type of vascular ultrasound study do...