DIAGNOSTIC TESTS


HOLTER MONITORING

A Holter monitor is a portable device that measures and records your heart’s activity (EKG) continuously for 24 hours while you are away from doctor’s office.

PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL AND VENOUS ULTRASOUND

 

Peripheral Ultrasound is a test that uses sound waves to produce live images of the vessels in your body.


CAROTID ULTRASOUND
 

A carotid ultrasound is a non-invasive and safe imaging test that uses high-frequency sound waves to create pictures of the inside of your carotid arteries in your neck and see the flow of blood through them.


ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
 

Echocardiography is a test that uses sound waves to produce live images of your heart.


 EXERCISE STRESS TESTING

Sometimes called a treadmill test or exercise test, helps a doctor find out how well your heart handles work.

CAROTID ULTRASOUND

A carotid ultrasound is a non-invasive and safe imaging test that uses high-frequency sound waves to create pictures of the inside of your carotid arteries in your neck and see the flow of blood through them. 

Carotid ultrasound is performed to detect plaque buildup in one or both of the carotid arteries in the neck and to see whether the buildup is narrowing your carotid arteries and blocking blood flow to the brain. Test results will help your doctor plan treatment to reduce the plaque and help prevent a stroke.

 

ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY

Echocardiography is a test that uses sound waves to produce live images of your heart. The image is called an echocardiogram. This test allows your doctor to monitor and diagnose heart conditions such as how your heart and its valves are functioning, and it helps get information about blood flow in the heart chambers.

 

EXERCISE STRESS TESTING

Sometimes called a treadmill test or exercise test, helps a doctor find out how well your heart handles work.

An exercise stress test is used to determine how well your heart responds during times when it's working its hardest.

During the test, you'll be asked to exercise — typically on a treadmill — while you're hooked up to an electrocardiogram (EKG) machine. This allows your doctor to monitor your heart rate.

 

EXERCISE ABI TESTING

The ankle-brachial index (ABI) test is a non-invasive way to check for peripheral vascular disease (PVD). The disease occurs when narrowed arteries reduce the blood flow to your limbs. PVD can cause leg pain when walking and increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.

The ABI test compares the blood pressure measured at your ankle with the blood pressure measured at your arm. A low ABI number can indicate narrowing or blockage of the arteries in your legs. You may have ABI testing before and immediately after walking on a treadmill. An exercise ABI test can assess the severity of the narrowed arteries during walking.

Your doctor might recommend an ABI test if you have leg pain while walking or risk factors for PVD.

 

HOLTER MONITORING

A Holter monitor is a battery-operated portable device that measures and records your heart’s activity (EKG) continuously for 24 hours while you are away from doctor’s office.

A Holter monitor captures and displays the heart's performance and allows a doctor to determine if your heart is working properly or if you might have a heart condition.

 

PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL & VENOUS ULTRASOUND

PVD is a common disease associated with atherosclerosis (plaque formation) occurring in any of the arteries in your body. It is diagnosed by using an ultrasound or by measuring an ABI. If this is noted to be abnormal or if you have symptoms of leg pain while walking, a peripheral study may be indicated. This is an ultrasound study assessing the flow of blood into your legs.

 

A peripheral venous study is an ultrasound study of the venous system of the legs. It is usually done to diagnose a blood clot in the veins. It may also be done to assess for leaky valves within the venous system which can result in swelling.

The testing can be important in your treatment.