Cardiac diagnostic tests provide doctors and other heart specialists a detailed picture of a patient’s heart and how it is working. Non-invasive diagnostic tests use sound, movement and images to generate data. This is different from invasive tests that insert needles, fluids, or small tubes called catheters into the body.
The information created from non-invasive and invasive tests helps the physician reach a diagnosis and figure out the most effective course of treatment.
Ferrell Hospital offers the following non-invasive, diagnostic cardiology services:
- Echocardiography (Echo)
- Transesophageal Echocardiography
- Electrocardiograms (EKG)
- Treadmill Stress Tests
- Chemical Stress Tests