Heart screening and imaging
Regular heart screening is important for maintaining your heart health. Heart screening can include blood tests to examine cholesterol and glucose levels, as well as imaging exams to both screen for heart complications and monitor current conditions.
Heart screening and diagnostics in Niceville
Diagnosing a heart or vascular condition can quickly save or help preserve your quality of life.
HCA Florida Twin Cities Hospital providers offer cardiovascular testing to aid in preventing and managing heart and vascular disorders. As directed by physicians, we also provide medical imaging exams to diagnose a wide range of cardiovascular conditions. Additionally, our cardiologists provide emergency cardiac care when patients need it most.
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Heart and vascular conditions we diagnose
Our advanced heart testing can help your physician offer a fast and accurate diagnosis for various cardiovascular diseases, including:
- Cardiac masses
- Congenital (present at birth) heart disease
- Coronary heart disease
- Heart attack
- Infective endocarditis
- Myocardial disease
- Pericardial disease
- Valve disease
Our heart screening and imaging services
Our physicians use a wide range of cardiology testing options to determine the best course of action for several types of heart conditions.
Nuclear stress test
Nuclear stress tests are used to diagnose coronary artery disease. Compared to an exercise stress test, a nuclear stress test can help better determine a patient's risk of a heart attack or other cardiac event. Nuclear stress tests are also used to guide the treatment of heart disorders.
A nuclear stress test uses radioactive dye and an imaging machine to create pictures that show the blood flow to the heart. This test measures blood flow while the patient is at rest and after exertion to show areas with poor blood flow or damage in the heart.
If you have symptoms such as chest pain or shortness of breath, a nuclear stress test can help determine if you have coronary artery disease and how severe the condition is. Ask your doctor for a physician's referral if you think you may benefit from this type of testing.
Echocardiograms (ECHOs) create graphic outlines of the heart's movement. ECHO tests involve using ultrasound technology to create pictures of the heart's valves and chambers to evaluate the pumping of blood from the heart and across the heart's valves.
We use echocardiography to:
- Assess the overall function of the heart
- Determine the presence of many types of heart disease
- Evaluate the effectiveness of medical and surgical treatments
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