Heart and Vascular Care
Heart Screening and Diagnostic Tests
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Sharp uses many types of advanced nonsurgical diagnostic tests to determine whether a patient has heart, vascular and/or peripheral vascular disease, and to see 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 patient's 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.
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