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Detailed Tests & Procedure Guides

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  1. Cardiac Catheterization

    Cardiac catheterization is a procedure in which a catheter is moved through a blood vessel to the heart in order to better diagnose coronary heart disease, valvular heart disease, congestive heart failure and other heart conditions.

  2. Catheter Ablation

    Also known as a cardiac ablation or radiofrequency ablation, this procedure guides a tube into your heart to destroy small areas of heart tissue that may be causing your abnormal heartbeat.

  3. Chest X-ray

    A chest X-ray is used to examine the chest and the lungs and other organs and structures located in the chest.

  4. Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Chest

    CT/CAT scans are more detailed than standard x-rays and are often used to assess the organs of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems, and esophagus, for injuries, abnormalities, or disease.

  5. Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG)

    Coronary artery bypass surgery is performed to treat a blockage or narrowing of one or more of the coronary arteries, thus restoring the blood supply to the heart muscle.

  6. Dobutamine Stress Echocardiogram

    A dobutamine stress echocardiogram is a diagnostic procedure in which an intravenous medication called dobutamine is used when an exercise stress test is not recommended. Dobutamine mimics the effects of exercise on the heart.

  7. Echocardiogram

    An echocardiogram is a procedure in which ultrasonic sound waves are used to assess the heart's function and structures.

  8. Electrocardiogram

    An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is a simple and fast procedure that is used to evaluate the electrical activity of the heart, which is measured in "waves." Variations in the waves may indicate problems with the heart.

  9. Electrophysiological Studies

    When a problem develops with the heart’s rhythm, there may or may not be any symptoms. An electrophysiological study (EP study) is an invasive procedure that tests the heart's electrical system to determine the cause of the dysrhythmia.

  10. Exercise Echocardiogram

    An exercise echocardiogram is a procedure in which ultrasound, or sound wave technology, is used to asses the heart's response to stress or exercise.

  11. Exercise Electrocardiogram

    An exercise ECG is a simple and fast procedure that is used to evaluate the electrical activity of the heart's response to stress or exercise.

  12. Fluoroscopy Procedure

    Fluoroscopy is a study of moving body structures—similar to an X-ray "movie."

  13. Heart Transplantation Procedure

    A heart transplant is a surgical procedure performed to remove the diseased heart from a patient and replace it with a healthy one from an organ donor.

  14. Heart Valve Repair or Replacement Surgery

    Heart valve repair or replacement surgery is a treatment option when the heart valves become damaged or diseased and do not function properly.

  15. Holter Monitor

    When symptoms such as dizziness, fainting, low blood pressure, prolonged fatigue, and palpitations continue to occur without a definitive diagnosis obtained with a resting ECG, your physician may request an ECG tracing to be run over a long period of time, using a Holter monitor.

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