Common Cardiovascular Diagnostic Tests

Different types of tests give your provider necessary and helpful insights into your cardiovascular condition.  These insights will in turn assist in identifying your specific needs in order to formulate a personalized care plan.  We value testing technology to empower patients and providers in maximizing results.  Here are some common tests your provider may ask you to have:

Blood Tests

Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG)

Chest x-ray


Peripheral vascular ultrasound ("Duplex")

Exercise stress test

Nuclear stress test

Holter monitor

Ankle brachial index (ABI)

Common Cardiovascular Procedures

While prevention and minimal invasive treatments are our goal, some interventions are necessary to address some cardiovascular conditions.  Here are some common procedures as a point of reference to help you understand their purpose in your overall treatment plan:

Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)


Cardiac catheterization / coronary interventions

Peripheral angiogram / angioplasty / intervention

Electrophysiology Procedures

Electrophysiology (EP) is a field within cardiology that focuses on the electrical activity of the heart and treating arrhythmias. 

Electrophysiology (EP) study

Catheter ablation


Automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (AICD)


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