Advanced Diagnostics

We take the time to perform a thorough and complete evaluation because proper diagnosis leads to the most efficient and effective treatment for your condition.

General Diagnostic Testing

  • Cardiac nuclear stress tests
  • MUGA scans
  • Cardiac viability scans
  • Vascular ultrasound
  • Vascular physiologic testing
  • Echocardiography
  • Graded exercise test (GXT)stress echo without images, unless patient is in pain
  • Stress echoes
  • Dobutamine stress echoes

Interventional Cardiovascular Laboratory

  • Atherectomy
  • EKOS
  • Thrombectomy
  • Arterial Venous Reversal (AVR)
  • Carotid Arteriogram
  • Carotid Stenting
  • Tilt Table
  • Arterial Laser
  • Thrombolytics
  • Temporary or Permanent Pacemaker
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
  • Cardiac Catheterization
    with possible percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
  • Fractional flow reserve intravascular ultrasound (FFR IVUS)
  • Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD)
  • Biventricular Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (BIV ICD)
  • Peripheral Vascular Intervention
  • Peripheral Vascular Angioplasty
  • Venous Laser Ablation
  • Elective Cardioversion

Jeff’s Story

Jeff, a teacher, was working in his shop after school one day when he started to feel chest pains. He took a break, but the pain continued, so he drove himself to the emergency room at Metro Health Hospital.

Chest Pain Center

Chest Pain and Acute Myocardial Infarction MI:

  • Chest X-ray
  • Computed tomography (CT) of chest
  • Computed tomography angiogram (CTA) of chest
  • Laboratory testinghematology panels, chemistry panels including cardiac risk profile, Troponin I, CKMB, myoglobin, and BNP. Troponin is our cardiac biomarker of choice
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG / ECG)
  • Bedside echocardiogram
  • Stress echocardiogramexercise or medication
  • Myocardial perfusion scanexercise or medication
  • Cardiac viability scan
  • Graded Exercise Test (GXT)stress echo without images, unless patient is in pain
  • Multiple-gated acquisition scan (MUGA scan)
  • Heart catheterizationleft heart with or without right heart
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)
  • Noninvasive and invasive hemodynamic monitoring in all critical care areas
  • Continuous portable telemetry monitoring