• Cardiac Diagnostic Testing at Littleton Adventist Hospital

  • Ambulatory Monitoring

    • Event Monitoring - A device used to monitor patients with transient cardiac symptoms.You may have a rhythm which does not occur daily. The device records when activated and records a few minutes at a time. When you notice the rhythm that you are concerned about, you can activate the device. The device can be worn for several days.

    • Holter Monitoring  - A machine that continuously records the heart's rhythms. An ambulatory cassette recorder which will record your heart rhythm for up to 24 hours. Electrodes will be placed on your chest. The monitor can be worn over your shoulder. It may take a few days for you to get your test results.

    Cardiac Catheterization
    - Involves passing a thin flexible tube into the right or left side of the heart. Cardiac catheterization is a very common diagnostic test and is performed in hospitals and in free standing clinics each day. This test allows the physician to see if there are narrowings in the coronary arteries and just how well the heart is working.

    • Diagnostic
    • Intervention

    - A stress test that uses ultrasound imaging to show how well your heart muscles are working to pump blood. It is an ultrasound technique that uses sound waves to create a moving picture of the heart. The picture is much more detailed than a plain x-ray image. 

    Stress Testing

    • Exercise Stress Test   - a screening tool used to test the effect of exercise on your heart.
    • Nuclear Stress Test   - nuclear imaging that shows how well blood flows into the heart muscle.
    • Pharmacological Stress Test - uses medicine to make the heart work just as it does when you exercise.
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