How We Diagnose Your Heart Condition

Whether you need a simple diagnostic test or require a more complex examination, your studies will be performed with sophisticated equipment.

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Heart Tests

Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute uses leading-edge equipment to help detect and treat a variety of heart conditions. Our fellowship-trained team members review your images to identify issues and begin designing your personal treatment plan.

Many tests are used to diagnose heart problems, including:

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) – measures the electrical activity of your heart
  • Echocardiography – evaluates the function of your heart valves, the size of your heart's four chambers and the effectiveness of your heart muscle contraction
  • Cardiac MRI – offers a precise scan of your heart and major blood vessels without radiation. Our new MRI scanner has a larger than normal internal diameter, which reduces claustrophobia for larger patients.
  • Holter monitoring – a device that records your heart’s activity for 24 to 48 hours or longer
  • Stress test – used to measure how well your heart performs during physical activity
  • 3D Imaging – this procedure helps a physician locate problems while limiting the dosage of radiation

We also offer a heart screening program for women.