Heart Disease Diagnosis and Screening

Dr. Sehgal and patient

Why choose the Englewood Health Physician Network for heart screening  and diagnostic tests?

Your Englewood Health Physician Network physicians are experts in screening for and diagnosing cardiovascular disease.  Many screening and diagnostic tests are performed right in your doctor’s office, but when special imaging tests are needed,  patients have access to the latest in imaging and diagnostic technologies offered at Englewood Hospital. Our team  includes physician experts with specialized training and expertise  in

  • Echocardiography (also called “echo”), a test that  uses ultrasound (high-frequency sound waves) technology to create a moving, 3D picture of the heart. Examples include transthoracic, transesopagheal, Doppler, and stress echocardiograms
  • Cardiac catheterization a minimally invasive test in which you benefit from leading experts in interventional cardiology and the most advanced computerized digital cardiac catheterization imaging technology in the region at Englewood Hospital.
  • CT Coronary angiography  that uses thin tubes called catheters and tiny tools to diagnose heart conditions without surgery. At the Englewood Hospital cardiac catheterization laboratory, we perform high-resolution angiography for rapid and accurate diagnosis in patients with cardiac arrhythmia, or coronary, valvular, and other heart disease.
  • Cardiac  CT (computed tomography) uses X-rays to take pictures of your heart and check for narrowing or blocks in the arteries; examples include cardiac calcium scoring, coronary CT angiograms, and electron-beam
  • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), including magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), creates detailed images of the heart using a strong magnetic field
  • Nuclear heart scans,  also called nuclear cardiology studies. You may have this type of imaging test to check for signs of heart disease.

Electrocardiograms (EKGs)

To find the cause of chest pain or diagnose an abnormal heart rhythm, you may have an electrocardiogram, or EKG. This noninvasive test uses sound waves to measure the electrical activity of the heart.

Stress & Exercise Tests

A stress test watches your heart when it’s working harder than normal. You may get an:

  • Exercise stress test which monitors your heart while you’re active or after taking a medication that makes your heart beat harder and faster
  • Exercise tolerance stress echocardiogram, which takes ultrasound images of your heart before and after an exercise stress test

Arrhythmia Tests

An arrhythmia is a heartbeat that is irregular or abnormal. Count on Englewood Health to accurately diagnose and treat heart rhythm disorders using advanced 3D mapping technology. Your doctor may recommend:

  • Carto® 3 System to track the rhythm in all four chambers of the heart and create real-time images that doctors can use to guide catheters (long, thin tubes) to treat an arrhythmia
  • EnSite™ NavX™ technology  to create highly detailed pictures of chambers in the heart to diagnose an arrhythmia and guide catheters
  • Topera® rotor mapping to maps the areas in the heart causing atrial fibrillation (AFib)

Heart Monitoring Services

Monitoring technology can track and send data about your health to your doctor. You’ll wear a small, painless device during your normal activities. Trust Englewood Health for:

  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring  measures blood pressure for 24 hours
  • Cardiac event recorder monitoring  requires you to periodically turn on a device to track symptoms as they happen
  • Holter monitoring tracks your heart’s rhythm for 24 to 48 hours
  • Home telemetry monitoring sends data about your heart to your doctor

Your Test Results

Ask your doctor when to expect the results of your test, which you’ll be able to view using MyChart. Count on Englewood Health to send your information to your primary care provider, who will help you develop a personalized care plan.