Cardiac Stress Test
Hours of Service: During weekly cardiac clinic hours
This is an exercise stress test that involves walking on a treadmill while hooked up to a cardiac monitor. The cardiologist and nurse are present to assess heart rhythm, pulse, blood pressure, and any symptoms the patient may experience.
Echocardiogram / Vascular Studies
Hours of Service: Every Tuesday
Echocardiogram is an ultrasound of the heart. A Doppler is run over the chest area to get a view of the hearts chambers, blood flow, and valves. It also will include the hearts ejection fraction percent, which is the force in which the heart can pump blood out of heart to the rest of the body. Vascular tests are done for arterial studies of upper and lower extremities. The testing time is 45-60 minutes for age 12 and up. The procedure is performed by a licensed technician as an outpatient or inpatient procedure.