A coronary computed tomography angiogram (CTA) uses advanced CT technology along with intravenous dye to obtain high-resolution three-dimensional pictures of the moving heart and great vessels to detect blockages.
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.
A heart positron emission tomography (PET) scan is a diagnostic tool that produces three-dimensional images of the heart to detect poor blood flow, heart damage and/or scar tissue in the heart with the use of a radioactive isotope. Cardiac PET is only offered at our Robbinsdale clinic location.
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.
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 accredited cardiac rehabilitation program provides monitored exercise, education and support to those recovering from heart surgery, heart attack, angioplasty/stent placement and other heart conditions. A multidisciplinary team of registered nurses, cardiac exercise specialists and a dietician allows each patient’s treatment plan to be individualized to meet his/her specific goals and is overseen by a cardiologist.
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.
North Memorial Heart & Vascular Institute offers vascular ultrasound evaluation for patients experiencing symptomatic varicose veins or venous insufficiencies, a condition in which the veins have problems sending blood from the legs back to the heart. If treatment is recommended, our interventional cardiologists use the latest technology known as Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT). This procedure may be complimented with sclerotherapy and/or microphlebectomy.