Vascular Ultrasound

Vascular studies are noninvasive (the skin is not pierced) procedures used to assess the blood flow in arteries and veins. A transducer (like a microphone) sends out ultrasonic sound waves at a frequency too high to be heard.

Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Treadmill Test

This test takes approximately 4 1/2 hours. A Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Treadmill test uses a radioactive substance (not a dye) to produce pictures of the heart muscle. The radioactive substance gives off a small amount of radiation which can be seen with a special camera. The amount of radiation exposure during this test is very small and poses no health … Read More

Cardiac Event Monitoring

A Holter monitor is a device that is worn for 24 to 48 hours and records a patient’s heart rate and rhythm. The patient should keep a diary of their activities and symptoms during this period. You will be asked not to remove the monitor or shower during this 24 to 48 hour period. It will take approximately 30 minutes … Read More


Echocardiography uses ultrasound waves to produce an image of the heart’s structure and function, to measure the blood pressure inside the heart, and to measure the direction and speed of blood flow. Standard echocardiography produces a twodimensional image of a cross section, or slice, of the heart, its chambers and valves, and the large blood vessels of the heart. Doppler … Read More