North Memorial Heart & Vascular Institute offers its patient’s choices in providing outstanding, innovative heart and vascular care at North Memorial Medical Center and our four cardiology clinics. Our team of cardiologists and advanced practice practitioners provide preventative care, treatment of cardiac risk factors, management of one’s coronary artery disease, pacemaker interrogation, anticoagulation management and many more specialty services are available to our patient’s at many of our locations.
An echocardiogram is a type of ultrasound test that uses sound waves to produce images of the heart’s structures, pumping function and direction of blood flow. We offer same or next day scheduling of outpatient and inpatient echocardiography (EKG) when available. Our board-certified cardiologists interpret all echocardiography exams.
A cardiac stress test is a diagnostic tool used to measure adequate blood flow to the heart muscle, assess arrhythmias, quantify functional capacity and evaluate heart rate and/or blood pressure response with exercise. Stimulation can be achieved via exercise on a treadmill or pharmacologically and may be paired with imaging procedures, for example, echocardiogram or nuclear medicine.
Vascular ultrasound is a non-invasive procedure that uses sound waves to examine blood flow within the arteries and veins. This procedure is generally performed if a clot is suspected and can help lead to faster diagnosis and treatment.