North Memorial Heart & Vascular Institute offers its patient's choices in providing outstanding, innovative heart and vascular care at North Memorial Medical Center, Maple Grove Hospital and our four cardiology clinics. Our team of cardiologists and advanced practice providers offer preventative care, treatment of cardiac risk factors, coronary artery disease management, pacemaker interrogation, anticoagulation monitoring and additional specialty services at many of our locations.
A nuclear stress test is a diagnostic tool used to measure blood flow to the heart muscle at rest and during stress, via a treadmill or medicine, with the use of a radioactive tracer.
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.
A cardiac stress test is a diagnostic tool used to measure adequate blood flow to the heart muscle, assess arrhythmias, check ones' functional capacity and evaluate heart rate and/or blood pressure response to exercise. Stimulation may be achieved via exercise on a treadmill or with IV medication 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. North Memorial Heart and Vascular Institute offers vascular ultrasound services at our four clinic locations and three outreach locations.