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Heart Testing 

Mercy Health System’s team of skilled cardiologists, nurses and technologists can expertly diagnose heart abnormalities using a full array of advanced technology in a patient-friendly, comfortable and convenient setting. Sophisticated testing a physician may prescribe to detect a problem with a patient's heart include:

Cardiac CT Angiography

Cardiac CT Angiography uses an intravenous iodine dye and a CT scan to image the coronary arteries. This test is used to diagnose coronary artery disease. 

Calcium Scoring

Calcium Scoring uses computed tomography (CT) to check for the buildup of calcium and plaque on the walls of heart arteries. This test is used to check for heart disease in an early stage and to determine its severity. 

Echocardiogram (ECHO)

An echocardiogram uses ultrasound to visualize the heart. The test detects and evaluates heart size and function, abnormalities in heart wall motion and valve disorders.

Electrocardiogram (EKG)

An EKG records the electrical activity of the heart. This procedure provides vital information about heart rhythm. An EKG can also indicate if there is any ischemia (insufficient blood flow) to the heart muscle or myocardial infarction (death to an area of the heart muscle). 

Holter and Event Monitoring

A 24-hour Holter monitor continuously records the heart's rhythm during normal activity. This non-invasive cardiac test assists the physician in the diagnosis and treatment of an individual suspected to have abnormal heart rhythms. 

Stress Testing

A cardiac stress test evaluates the heart’s ability to increase arterial blood flow during physical exercise, as compared to blood flow at rest. A physician will determine which type of stress tests (exercise, nuclear or echocardiogram stress test) is most appropriate.

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Non-invasive Testing:
Cardiac CT Angiography (CCTA) X X X
Calcium Scoring X X X
Echocardiogram (ECHO) X X X
Electrocardiogram (EKG) X X X
Holter & Event Monitoring X X X
Stress Testing X X X
Invasive Testing & Procedures:
Diagnostic & Interventional Cardiac Catheterization X X
Diagnostic & Interventional Peripheral Vascular Procedures X X X
Electrophysiology Studies X
Catheter Ablation X
Pacemaker Implantation X X X
Implantable Cardioverter Defibrilator (ICD) X
Cardiovascular Surgery:
Coronary Artery Bypass X
Valve Repair/Replacement Surgery X
Repair of Aortic Aneurysms X X X

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