Diagnosis & Screening at Rutland Heart Center
Whether you need a routine checkup or have a specific condition that requires diagnosis, you will receive expert heart and vascular care from our caring, board-certified cardiologists at Rutland Heart Center. Our specialists use the latest imaging technology and techniques to offer comprehensive, convenient diagnostic and screening services close to home.
Diagnostic and Screening Services
We offer a full range of outpatient diagnostic and screening tests to accurately diagnose your condition, including:
An angiogram is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a special dye and X-rays to see how blood flows through your heart. This test will also measure your oxygen levels and examine your arteries to find out if they are open or blocked.
Blood Pressure Monitoring
During blood pressure monitoring, you wear a monitor about the size of a cell phone on your arm or waist. The monitor is connected to a blood pressure cuff around your arm. It records your blood pressure every hour during a 24-hour period to determine if you are experiencing high blood pressure.
Cardiac Stress Test
In a cardiac stress test your heart, pulse and blood pressure are monitored while you walk on a treadmill. This test helps detect the presence of coronary artery disease.
During a cardiac catheterization, a board-certified interventional cardiologist threads a long, thin tube called a catheter through the femoral artery in your groin and into your heart. Dye is injected through the catheter, allowing pictures of your heart to appear on a computer monitor. The test allows your physician to see blockages and valve problems.
Computed Tomography (CT)
A CT scan is a painless, noninvasive procedure that uses radiation and computer technology to create a detailed picture of your heart and blood vessels.
During an echocardiogram, ultrasonic waves are used to produce images of your heart's valves and chambers. This procedure is used to diagnose heart function and structural abnormalities.
An EKG is a quick, noninvasive test that records your heart’s electrical activity, shows abnormal heart rhythms, and detects signs of heart attack or heart damage.
A Holter monitor is a small, portable, battery-powered EKG machine that records your heartbeats during a 24- to 48-hour period.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Using a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and a computer, an MRI scan produces clear, detailed images of your heart and surrounding tissues.
Nuclear Stress Test
A nuclear stress test measures blood flow to your heart when it is at rest and during exercise. During the procedure, you will walk on a treadmill after receiving an injection containing a small amount of radioactive dye.
Sound waves are used to examine blood vessels and detect signs of a dilatation or blockage.