To save you time and reduce your costs, Carient Heart and Vascular offers various options for diagnostic testing in our offices including:
- Cardiac PET Imaging
- Cardiac Stress Test
- Internal Loop Recorder Implants and Extractions
- Vascular Studies
- Echo Vascular Studies
Cardiac PET Imaging – The Gold Standard for Cardiac Stress Testing
Cardiologists use this exam to evaluate heart health by measuring the blood flow it receives; the results determine if additional treatment is necessary. Cardiac PET imaging provides the most accurate non-invasive means of detecting significant coronary artery disease. It can also reveal injured or dead tissue in your heart that is often the result of a heart attack. Cardiac PET provides accuracy, excellent image quality, and has the ability to detect disease before symptoms are present. This extremely effective imaging technique can diagnose cardiac disease with greater certainty and much lower radiation exposure than traditional stress testing.
An exercise stress test does just that – it shows how your heart works under the stress of physical activity, and how well blood circulates throughout your heart during exercise. For the exercise stress test, you will walk on a treadmill while your heart rhythm, blood pressure and breath are measured.
Single photon emission computed tomography is a nuclear medicine imaging test. SPECT is used for various purposes including identifying symptoms of heart disease as well viewing the status of the heart tissue and any damage done after a heart attack occurs.
Internal Loop Recorder Implants (ILR) and Extractions
An implantable loop recorder, or ILR, is a recording device that is implanted below the skin in your chest. Its purpose is to detect changes in heart rate and hidden rhythms that can cause strokes or fainting. The implant as well as the extraction can be performed as in-office procedures.
Vascular studies are tests that use ultrasound to measure the blood flow in your arteries and veins and help to diagnose any vascular conditions that may need treatment.