Finding Heart Disease

There are various tests used to assess cardiovascular health and find heart disease.

Diagnostic

Testing at C-era

  • Current Wait Times:
  • Consultations - 2 Weeks
  • Nuclear Cardiology - 1 Week
  • PFT - Next Day Availability

Electrocardiogram (ECG)

A quick painless test to assess heart rate, rhythm, and electrical impulses.

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Holter Monitoring

A continuous ECG that is done over 24-48 hours while you perform your normal daily activities.

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Treadmill Exercise Stress Test

A test used to assess the response of the heart muscle to increased physical activity.

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2-Day MIBI Nuclear Perfusion Test

A test used to visualize the blood flow through the heart in both a resting state, and after physical activity.

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24-hour Blood Pressure Monitoring

A test used to look at the changes that occur in blood pressure due to activities of daily living.

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Dipyridamole Stress Test

A test used to assess the response of heart muscle to stress induced by a medication called dipyridamole.

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Additional

Diagnostic Testing

You may require other tests to assess your heart health that are not performed at C-era. The links below will tell you about each of these tests and where you can have them performed.

Ankle Brachial Index (ABI)

A test that measures the blood flow to the legs to look for peripheral vascular disease.

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Blood Work

Blood work gives us an idea of various aspects of your overall cardiovascular health.

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Cardiac MRI

A test that generates a very detailed image of the heart to assess its structure and function.

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Carotid Doppler

A test that uses ultrasound waves to assess the blood flow through the carotid arteries in the neck to the brain.

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Chest X-Ray

A test that may be performed to have an image of the heart, lungs, and blood vessels in the chest.

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Echocardiogram (Ultrasound)

A test that uses ultrasound waves to assess the structure and function of the heart, by moving the transducer over your chest.

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Pulmonary Function Tests

A group of tests to evaluate lung function using a spirometer.

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Sleep Studies

Evaluate sleeping patterns to look for potentially serious conditions.

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Thallium Stress Test

A test that analyzes blood flow through the heart in order to diagnose heart problems.

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Transesophageal Echocardiogram

A test using ultrasound waves to assess heart structure and function by placing the transducer down the esophagus.

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