Stuart Cardiology Group, in conjunction with the patient’s primary physician, will carefully assess symptoms including shortness of breath, chest pain or irregular heart rhythm. If it is determined that further testing is needed, Stuart Cardiology Group has many diagnostic tools available to pinpoint and assess heart problems.
Measures the electrical activity, rate, and regularity of your heartbeat.
Uses ultrasound (special sound wave) to create a picture of the heart.
Echo Stress Test
Small electrodes are attached to your chest and take images of your heart. This study monitors your heart rhythm prior to, during, and after exercise.
Exercise Stress Test
Will determine if you have early signs of coronary artery disease. Changes in your heart rhythm are measured during exercise.
Nuclear Stress Test
A nuclear stress test is similar to the exercise stress test or pharmacological (chemical) stress test, but a small amount of radioactive substance is used to determine the health of the heart and blood flow to the heart.
Patients of Stuart Cardiology Group with Pacemakers or Defibrillators (ICD) are monitored and examined annually with telephone checks, completed every two months for implants less than five years old and every month for implants over five years old. Monitoring of Pacemakers can take place in our offices. Your Physician will recommend what type of monitoring is needed.
(Multiple Gated Acquisition scan) is a noninvasive test used to evaluate cardiac function. The MUGA scan produces a moving image of the beating heart, and from this image several important features can be determined about the health of the left and right ventricles (the heart’s major pumping chambers).
Carotid Ultra Sound is a safe, painless procedure that uses sound waves to examine the blood flow through the carotid arteries.
- Your two carotid arteries are located on each side of your neck. They deliver blood from your heart to your brain.
- Carotid ultrasound tests for blocked or narrowed carotid arteries, which can increase the risk of stroke. The results can help your doctor determine a treatment to lower your stroke risk
Arterial Imaging is similar to the above venous scan but is conducted on the artery in either the arm or the leg.
Pacemaker Clinic Patients of Stuart Cardiology Group with Pacemakers or Defibrillators (ICD) are monitored and examined regularly, per your physicians recommendations