To diagnose the heart condition by its electrical impulses.
Ultrasound examination of the structure and function
of the heart.
A 24 hour recording of the electrical activity of
Cardio Event Monitoring
A month long monitor which may be used to record
an EKG during an event.
Measures cardiac output and body fluid content.
Nuclear Cardiology - The IMA
Nuclear Medicine suite is a diagnostic adjunct to Cardiology.
Here, coronary artery disease is diagnosed by monitoring
radioactive tracer chemicals within the heart. First the
patient's heart is stressed, either through exercise on
a treadmill or by means of a chemical that dilates the arteries.
At the peak of stress, a radioactive tracer is injected
and travels through the bloodstream to be taken up by the
heart muscle cells. Then in the Imaging Room the gamma camera,
which is like an x-ray detector, rotates around the patient
and sends its information to a computer. The computer synthesizes
all the data to create an image of the heart, including
any disease which might be present.
An evaluation by ultrasound of blood flow in the arteries
and narrowing of these vessels.
Pacemaker evaluation and reprogramming.
Stress testing exercise with EKG and Blood Pressure monitoring.