Non-Invasive Diagnostic Services
The non-invasive Cardiology Department at Missouri Delta Medical Center offers a complete range of diagnostic cardiology procedures. Testing is provided by a qualified staff of registered Nurses, Cardiac Sonographers, and cardiology technicians with over 140 years of combined experience. Procedures performed using state-of-the art equipment:
(EKG, ECG) – An electrocardiogram is a measure of the heart rhythm, rate, and electrical impulses
An echocardiogram is a type of ultrasound technique used for viewing and assessing the heart.
(24/48 hour) – A holter monitor is a portable EKG that can be worn underneath clothing to continuously monitor for heart rhythm./rate abnormalities.
30 Day Event Monitor
A monitor is worn for 30 days, allowing the patient to press a button to record when an abnormality is felt.
Exercise Stress Test
(Treadmill) – An exercise stress test is used to evaluate the hearts function while performing activities.
Nuclear Stress Test
The Cardiolite Nuclear Stress Test is perform in junction with a treadmill or with Lexiscan if unable to walk on a treadmill.
Stress Echhocardiography/Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography
These tests combine the modalities of echocardiography ultrasound with cardiac stress testing to evaluate the heart. We can use a treadmill or if the patient is unable to walk, a medicine called Dobutamine is used instead to simulate exercise in the heart.
Test used to assess for Peripheral Artery Disease
Ankle Brachial Index
(ABI) – A quick, painless test to assess for peripheral artery disease
A test to assess for peripheral artery disease using cuffs and a doppler to pinpoint area of narrowing/blockage.