Diagnostic Cardiac Tests

Diagnostic tests are cardiac procedures used to help physicians determine if you have heart disease and also to to assist in an appropriate treatment plan for your current condition. Many times more than one test is required to properly diagnose a heart condition.

Non-invasive Procedures (Procedures that do not require entrance through the body)

Invasive Coronary Procedures (Procedures which involve entering the body)

Code Save-A-Heart Direct Infarct Angioplasty
Code Save-A-Heart Direct Infarct Angioplasty Program is designed to stop a heart attack before it happens. It is an aggressive treatment plan that can begin as soon as the emergency medical treatment is initiated either with paramedics or in the emergency room. The treatment allows for minimal to absolutely no heart muscle damage.
Cardiac Catheterization
Cardiac Catheterization: is a diagnostic procedure in which a tiny, hollow tube (catheter) is advanced from a vessel in the groin through the aorta into the heart in order to image the heart and blood vessels. Ref: More Info
Coronary Angioplasty
Coronary angioplasty: is a medical procedure in which a balloon is used to open a blockage in a coronary (heart) artery narrowed by atherosclerosis. This procedure improves blood flow to the heart. More Info
Electrophysiological Study
Electrophysiological study (EPS): is a procedure that studies electrical current in patients who have arrhythmias. More Info
Peripheral Angioplasty, Laser Therapy
Peripheral Angioplasty is a procedure that dilates or "opens up" blocked arteries by threading a thin plastic tube called a balloon catheter to the point of narrowing. The balloon is inflated and presses the plaque against the vessel wall in order to restore proper blood flow. The balloon is then deflated and removed from the artery. - Peripheral Angioplasty Laser Therapy: a laser is used to "vaporize" the blockage in the artery.
Transmyocardial Revascularization CO2 Laser
Transmyocardial revascularization CO2 Laser: the goal of this treatment is to improve blood flow to areas of the heart that cannot be treated by angioplasty or surgery. A special carbon dioxide (CO 2) laser is used to create small channels in the heart muscle, improving blood flow in the heart. TMR is a surgical procedure. More Info
Minimally Invasive Valve Repair with da Vinci Robot
Minimally Invasive Valve repair with da Vinci Robot: Surgical valve repair involves delicate reconstruction of native valve tissues in order to restore proper function. Robotic-assisted minimally invasive cardiac procedures avoid the drawbacks of traditional heart surgery, including blood loss, pain and scarring that typically result from cutting through the breastbone and opening the ribs. More Info
Mini-Maze Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation
Mini-Maze Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation is a minimally invasive, epicardial procedure not requiring cardiopulmonary bypass. This procedure is characterized by: - No median sternotomy incision; instead, an endoscope and/or “mini-thoracotomy” incisions between the ribs are used. - No cardiopulmonary bypass; instead, these procedures are performed on the normally beating heart. - Few or no actual incisions into the heart itself. The "maze" lesions are made epicardially (from the outside of the heart) by using radiofrequency, microwave, or ultrasonic energy, or by cryosurgery. - The part of the left atrium in which most clots form (the “appendage”) is usually removed, in an effort to reduce the long-term likelihood of stroke.
Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass (OPCAB)
Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass (OPCAB): is a form of bypass surgery that does not use the heart lung machine during surgery. This procedure reduces the risk of potential complications such as stroke, by eliminating the need for stopping and restarting the heart. Compared with other cardiac procedures, OPCAB may result in shorter hospital stays, less need for blood transfusions and lower cost to the patient. More Info
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: is taking a segment of a healthy blood vessel from another part of the body and make a detour around the blocked part of the coronary artery. More Info


 
Related Content

Interactive Health Tools
Outpatient Rehabilitation Serv...
Helpful Links
Walk-In Centers
Awards & Recognition
Admitting Information
History
Cardiac Services
Orthopaedic Services
Advance Directives
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Meet Our Doctors
Guidelines for Donating Blood
Rehabilitation
Regional Emergency Center
Hospital Pricing & Performance...
Patient Rights and & Responsib...
Beginnings (1950 -1970)
The Future Continues (1990's )
The Millennium and Beyond (200...
Privacy Notice
Health E-Newsletters
da Vinci Surgical System at NC...
Common Smoking Cessation Metho...
NCH Foundation Home
da Vinci Surgeons at NCH
Pediatrics Home
Preventing Medical Errors
The NCH Healthcare System Foun...
Public Safety
Recipient Stories
Prepaid OB Delivery Package Pr...
Physician of the Year 2011 Hon...
Discharge Information
Rehab
The Brookdale Center for Healt...
Open Heart Surgery
NCH Orthopaedic Medical Team
Clinical Pastoral Education
Your Family
Commons
Kidcare/Pediatric Emergency Se...
Neighborhoods
Things To Do
Cardiac Rehab Phase II
Employee Benefits
Our Locations
About Us
Naples Day Surgery
Ablations
Other Surgery Options
Blood Work
Maps & Directions
Adenosine/Persantine
Stent Placement
Conditions Treated
Cardiac Rehab Phase I
Request an Estimate
Breast Health Navigator
Green Tree Outpatient Rehabili...
Code Save-A-Heart
Radiation Therapy
Electro Physiology Studies
Video Content
Joint Replacement Procedures
Women's Diagnostic and Breast ...
Regular Exercise Stress Test
Emergency Room Stroke Services
Cardiac Catheterization
Diagnostic Services
Pacemaker
Stress Test
Programs & Services
NCH Cares Terms of Use
Naples Orthopaedic Surgery
Treatments for Heart Disease
More About Heart Disease
Derechos y Responsabilidades d...
Echocardiogram
About da Vinci
Uterine Conditions
Photo Gallery
Robotic Hysterectomy
Briggs Outpatient Rehabilitati...
Treatment Options
Contact Outpatient Rehabilitat...
Observation - "Watchful Waitin...
The Brookdale Center for Healt...
Medical Management
Factors for Medical Management
Make an Appointment
Restoring Health
Patient Experiences
Dr. Herman Spilker Mayo Summar...
da Vinci Prostatectomy Video
Nuclear
Notes from the Mayo Clinic
Angioplasty
Implantable Cardioverter Defib...
Here's Why - Stroke Treatment
Hormonal Therapy
Here's Why - Cardiac Services
Specialty Care
Valve Disease
Ultrafast Coronary Artery Calc...
da Vinci Prostatectomy
Education & Outreach
How We Can Help You
Hospital Ball
Locations
Marco Island Outpatient Rehabi...
Rechte und Pflichten des Patie...
Heart Disease
Dobutamine
Briggs Health Pavilion
Here's Why - Orthopedic Servic...
Programs You Made Possible
In the News
Electrocardiogram
Bonita Outpatient Rehabilitati...
Cardiology
Pediatric Therapy
Heart Failure Patient Educatio...
Immokalee Outpatient Rehabilit...
Programs and Services
How to Help
Make an Outpatient Rehabilitat...
Droits et Responsibilities du ...
Retina Center Building
Fact Sheet
Brookdale News & Events
Frequently Asked Questions
News
Speech Therapy Programs
Orthopedic & Sports Injuries
Photo Gallery
Frequently Asked Questions
Events
Hand & Wrist Conditions
Aquatic Therapy
Pre & Post Joint Replacement
Services
Helpful Forms
Lymphedema Therapy
Vestibular & Balance Program
Parkinson’s Disease
Classes
Testimonials
Lectures & Speaker’s Bureau
Post-Stroke Rehab.
Osteoporosis Program
Support Groups
Your Visit
Other Neurological Conditions
Golf & Tennis Injuries
Estero Day of Dance 2013
Your Appointment
Education & Outreach
Neck Pain
Learn About NHI
Piper Building
Oncology
General Surgery
Specialized Programming Featur...
Contact General Surgery
Phases of Rehabilitation
Your Rehabilitation Team
Contact NCH Brookdale Rehab
About Your Visit
Helpful Documents
Gregs Story
Janes Story
Wellness Centers
Related Videos