Cardiac imaging tests allow your doctor to get a clear picture of your heart and blood vessels. This allows us to see how your heart is working.
Our heart specialists use the most advanced cardiac imaging technology to monitor, diagnose, and treat you. Here's an overview of a common cardiac imaging test.
Commonly called an EKG or ECG, this is a painless test that records your heart's electrical activity. It shows your doctor how your heart is beating and whether your heartbeat is steady or irregular.
Who gets an EKG?
Your doctor might do an EKG as part of a regular heart health screening to check for arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat). You might also have an EKG to help diagnose a problem like a heart attack.
What to Expect?
An EKG is quick and painless, and you don't have to do anything to prepare for it. You lie on a table and your doctor or a technician applied patches with sensors to your chest, arms and legs. Wires attached to the sensors record your heartbeat.