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Cardiac Tests and Procedures

Cardiac Tests and Procedures

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  • Stent Placement Animation

    Stent Placement Stents can help keep the heart’s arteries open and prevent a heart attack. Coronary artery disease, or CAD, may occur when coronary arteries become obstructed by a buildup of fatty ma...

Cardiac Tests and Procedures

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  • Cardiac Stress Tests

    Cardiac Stress Tests A cardiac stress test may be ordered if you have or are suspected of having coronary artery disease. This test evaluates your heart’s response to stress or exercise. Watch this v...

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Therapeutic lifestyle changes is the term for a four-prong treatment program for heart disease: Eating a healthy diet Increasing daily physical activity Managing weight Quitting smoking

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  • Cardiac Procedures

    Cardiac Procedures The following procedures are often used in the evaluation and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Consult your physician or heart care professional for more specific information. ...

  • Cardiac Diagnostic Tests

    Cardiac Diagnostic Tests New and advanced diagnostic tests and tools are constantly being introduced to further understand the complexity of disease, injury, and congenital (present at birth) or acqu...

Cardiac Tests and Procedures

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Pulmonary Angiogram

    Pulmonary Angiogram (Angiogram-Pulmonary, Pulmonary Angiography, Pulmonary Arteriogram, Pulmonary Arteriography, Angiogram of the Lungs) Procedure overview What is a pulmonary angiogram? An angiogram...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET Scan)

    Positron Emission Tomography (PET Scan) (PET Imaging) Procedure overview What is PET? Positron emission tomography (PET) is a specialized radiology procedure used to examine various body tissues to i...

  • Fluoroscopy Procedure

    Fluoroscopy Procedure Procedure overview Fluoroscopy is a study of moving body structures--similar to an X-ray "movie." A continuous X-ray beam is passed through the body part being examined. The bea...

  • 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 ...