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Heart screening and imaging

Regular heart screening, such as blood pressure screening, is important for maintaining heart health. Blood tests are utilized to examine cholesterol levels and glucose levels and imaging is used to screen for heart complications or monitor current conditions.

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Heart imaging center in Ocala

With specialized diagnostic services, our cardiac imaging team is here to help get you on the pathway to your best heart health.

At HCA Florida Ocala Hospital, we are dedicated to providing the comprehensive heart services you need to lead your healthiest life. We offer specialized screening and imaging to diagnose and identify any heart abnormalities, diseases or disorders. These screening tests help us detect conditions as early as possible, even before you notice symptoms. With the right diagnosis, we can then recommend the most effective treatment to help restore your health and wellbeing.

Heart imaging services

Our imaging specialists use an array of proven diagnostic methods to help you get the treatment you need.

What is a heart health screening?

Regular heart screening can involve a variety of things, such as blood pressure checks, and is important for maintaining heart health. Other examples include blood tests to examine cholesterol and glucose levels and imaging to find heart complications or monitor current conditions.

If you would like more information about our heart screening services, please call us at (352) 401-1427.

Heart screenings and procedures

We provide an array of diagnostic heart screening tests and procedures, including:

  • Echocardiogram (ECHO) — a specialized, noninvasive ultrasound creates a “motion picture” of your heart, allowing for assessment of your heart's pumping capacity and function
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG) — a test measuring the electrical activity of your heart
  • Electrophysiology (EP) study — a procedure performed to measure the electrical activity of the heart, often used to diagnose the cause of abnormal heart rhythms
  • Holter monitoring — a method often used when symptoms of fainting and palpitations are present to monitor the heart's electrical activity for a 24- or 48-hour period
  • Stress test (nuclear and treadmill) — tests monitoring your heart's response to exercise and, when a nuclear stress test is performed, the adequacy of blood flow to your heart muscle
  • Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) — an assessment tool used during a coronary interventional procedure to determine whether or not to perform angioplasty or stenting on intermediate blockages

Cardiac catheterization

Cardiac catheterization is used to identify any blockages in the arteries supplying blood to the heart. During this procedure, a small, flexible tube (a catheter) is guided through a blood vessel and into your heart.

Cardiac catheterization is also used to:

  • Assess the functioning of the heart valves and chambers
  • Check for heart defects
  • Detect blockages of blood flow to and from the heart
  • Develop a personalized treatment plan
  • Diagnose heart conditions or diseases
  • Evaluate an enlarged heart
  • Measure pressures within the heart

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