Cardiovascular Diagnostic Procedures

Some of the greatest medical advances in recent years have come in the area of diagnostic procedures that allow doctors to see inside the heart and to evaluate how blood flows through the heart's chambers and major blood vessels.

Procedures such as cardiac catheterization, angiography, electrophysiology studies and nuclear cardiology allow doctors to diagnose heart and blood vessel conditions with greater precision and accuracy. This in turn offers patients a greater potential for a rapid, uncomplicated recovery from surgery or other treatment for heart and vascular disorders.

Diagnostic procedures available at the Smidt Heart Institute include: