Cardiology – Heart & Lung Clinic

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Cardiology

Cardiology is concerned with diagnosing and treating disorders of the heart and blood vessels. Cardiology includes diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, and valvular heart disease.

Procedures, Treatments and Test

  • Ankle-Brachial Index Test (ABI) - The test is done by measuring blood pressure in the ankle and arm while the person is at rest, and after walking on a treadmill for five minutes. Test results may indicate arterial disease.
  • Echocardiogram - An echocardiogram is a test that uses ultra sound waves to produce pictures of the heart. It is very useful for heart evaluation in a variety of conditions and situations.
  • Electrical Cardioversion - An electrical cardioversion is used to help the heart return to a normal rhythm by stopping the heart for an instant using direct current (DC).
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) - An electrocardiogram is a test that measures the electrical signals that control rhythm. It measures how the electrical impulses move through the heart.
  • Exercise Electrocardiogram - This test checks for abnormalities that occur in your heart while you exercise. The results are compared to your resting electrocardiogram.
  • Exercise Electrocardiogram - This test checks for abnormalities that occur in your heart while you exercise. The results are compared to your resting electrocardiogram.
  • Nuclear Cardiology - Nuclear cardiology is an imaging technique that uses radioisotopes to measure the blood flow to the different regions of the heart. It can assess the pumping function of the heart and the metabolism of the heart.
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE) - A TEE is performed by inserting a transducer through the mouth and down the throat. Ultrasound waves are sent through the transducer to produce a picture of the heart.

Cardiology Providers

 
For more information about the Heart & Lung Clinic at CHI St. Alexius Health, please call (701) 530-7500 or 1-800-932-8848.