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Diagnosis & Screening at Rutland Heart Center

Patient performing stress test

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:

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.

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.

Echocardiogram

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.

Electrocardiogram (EKG)

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.

Holter Monitor

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.

Anatomy of the Heart

Nuclear Stress Test

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