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Heart & Vascular Diagnosis

UHS offers advanced diagnostic tests to help your physician diagnose your particular heart or vascular condition, such as an EKG, echocardiogram, cardiac imaging, cardiac catheterization and more.

Heart & Vascular Diagnostic Procedures

A variety of imaging and diagnostic procedures can help your UHS doctor evaluate your heart’s function and test for certain cardiovascular conditions. These procedures can also help your cardiologist decide on an effective course of treatment once your condition has been determined.

Heart and vascular diagnostic procedures at UHS include both non-invasive and invasive options:


Echocardiogram Shows your heart’s movement and indicates how blood flows between the heart and vessels
Resting electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) Records changes in your heart’s electrical activity while you’re at rest to help determine if your heart is beating normally and if it’s safe for you to do an exercise electrocardiogram (stress test)
Exercise electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG), or stress test Tests for changes in your heart’s electrical activity while you exercise to help determine if your heart is beating normally
Holter and event monitor A device you wear continuously for 24–48 hours to measure your heart’s activity and rhythm
Laboratory blood tests Evaluate the cholesterol, triglycerides (type of fat) and proteins in your blood to help diagnose heart disease
Nuclear heart scan Evaluates your blood flow, heart muscle, and heart-pumping ability by injecting into your bloodstream a safe dose of radioactive substance that shows up in an imaging scan
Cardiac Imaging Computed tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) and MRI – Produces multiple images of your heart and merges them in cross-sectional views to better examine your heart’s function


Transesophageal Echocardiogram Uses high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to make detailed pictures of your heart and the arteries that lead to and from it
Cardiac catheterization Checks for a variety of cardiovascular conditions by inserting a thin, flexible tube called a catheter through your blood vessel and up to your heart

Expert Heart & Vascular Care Close to Home

Find exceptional heart and vascular services throughout the UHS service area in New York’s Southern Tier, including cardiac catheterization, echocardiogram, and chest x-rays. Services and treatments may vary by location. Your doctor will refer you to the location that best suits your care needs.

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