Heart and Vascular Care
Heart Screening and Diagnostic Tests
Successfully treating thousands of patients every year.
At Sharp, we utilize many advanced nonsurgical diagnostic tests to determine whether a patient has heart, vascular and/or peripheral vascular disease, and to discover how the disease is progressing.
Diagnostic tests and evaluations for heart disease include:
- Cardiac calcium scoring
- Cardiac catheterization
- Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Chemical stress test
- Computerized tomography (CT) scan
- Electrophysiology test
- Electrophysiology study
- Event recorder
- Exercise stress test
- Holter monitor
- Positron emission tomography (PET) scan
- Tilt table test
- Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)
Vascular and peripheral vascular disease
Most tests for vascular and peripheral vascular disease do not require surgery. These tests and evaluations for vascular disease include:
- Computed tomography angiography (CTA)
- Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)
- Carotid and arch vascular exams
- Upper and lower extremity arterial exams
- Upper and lower extremity venous exams
Sometimes the results of a nonsurgical test indicate that an additional test is needed. In that case, your physician or vascular specialist may order an angiogram for further evaluation of the disease. During an angiogram, a colorless liquid dye is injected through small narrow tubes into selected vessels to visualize the location and extent of vascular disease.
We'll help find the doctor who's right for you.
View doctors specializing in heart care in San Diego.
"The best outcomes result from open communication between the physician and patient."
"The Sharp Experience means treating people, not patients, and transforming the health care experience for our entire community."
"I deliver excellent and compassionate care to the center of my attention — the patient."
"The Sharp Experience for me is about keeping people healthy so they can do what they love and enjoy a fulfilling life."
"The Sharp Experience signifies a collaborative environment committed to patient-centered care."