Outpatient Testing

Electrocardiogram (EKG)

EKG Staff
EKG Staff

An EKG is a test that records the electrical activity of the heart. This test is preformed to determine if there is any damage to the heart. How fast the heart is beating and whether or not it is beating normally. It can also evaluate the effects of drugs or devices such as a pacemaker used to control the heart.

Holter Monitoring (24 Hours)

A holter monitor is a machine that continuously records the heart's rhythm. The monitor is worn for 24 hours during normal activity. A holter monitor is used to determine how the heart responds to normal activity.

Event Monitoring

A small device used by patients over a two week to one month period. That will store a person's heart rhythm when the person presses a button. The intent of the event monitor is able to record the person's heart rhythm while they are having symptoms.

Echocardiogram (Echo)

A graphic outline of the heart's movement. During this test ultrasound is used to provide pictures of the hearts valves and chambers. It allows the physician to evaluate the pumping action of the heart.

Exercise Stress Test

A screening tool to test the effect of exercise on the heart. During this test the patient will exercise on a treadmill while having their heart rhythm monitored. This test gives a general sense of how healthy a person's heart is.

Stress Echocardiogram

This test involves exercising on a treadmill while having your heart monitored. An echocardiogram will be preformed prior to the test while at rest, and again after exercising to determine how the heart tolerates activity, evaluate the function of the heart and valves and to determine the likelihood of having coronary artery disease.

Onsite Laboratory

Our facility offers an onsite laboratory for the convenience of our patients.

Pacemaker and Defibrillator Checks

It is necessary to have your pacemaker or defibrillator checked regularly. A visit to have your pacemaker checked will ensure that it is working properly and that there is enough battery life to function without trouble.