EKG (electrocardiogram), is a non-invasive test that measures the electrical activity of your heart to assist in diagnosing underlying heart conditions.
Echocardiogram is a non-invasive test that uses sound waves (called ultrasound) to look at the size, shape and motion of your heart and heart valves to help identify heart disease.
Cardiac Stress Tests
Exercise Treadmill Stress Test is a screening tool to evaluate the effects of exercise on your heart. It provides a look at your overall heart health.
Stress Imaging Tests
Stress Echocardiogram uses ultrasound to take pictures of the heart’s response to exercise to help detect coronary artery narrowing as well as viewing the function of the heart valves during exercise.
Cardiac Nuclear Stress Tests use a nuclear radioactive tracer as an imaging agent to view blood flow through the coronary arteries to the heart to determine narrowing or blockages. This test can be done as an exercise test or as a pharmacological test if you are not able to exercise. In this case, a drug that stimulates the heart to respond as if you are exercising is used instead of actual physical exercise.
A holter monitor records your heart rate and rhythm for a full 24 hours. A cardiologist evaluates the results of the recording. A report will be sent to your provider.
An event monitor is worn for 2-4 weeks for symptoms that are intermittent. The recordings are transmitted wirelessly and evaluated by a cardiologist. A report will be sent to your provider.