Diagnostic Procedures

Diagnosing the trouble with your heart is the first step to getting you better. The MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute uses state-of-the-art technology to give your expert physicians the information they need to create a personalized treatment plan right for you.

Common Heart Tests

There are some common tests your doctor can use to assess the health of your heart. These include:

  •         Cardiac Angiograph
  •         Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  •         Cardiac Echocardiogram (ECHO)

Interventional Cardiac Procedures

Interventional heart procedures involve using small incisions and wires so your doctors can get a better picture of how your heart is working. These may include:

Cardiac Imaging Studies

Your doctor may want to perform an imaging study on your heart to diagnose any conditions or possible disease. We offer some of the most advanced cardiac imaging in the region, including cardiac computed tomography (CT) and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These sophisticated tests provide valuable information about your cardiac health.

  • Cardiac Computed Tomography
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS)
  • New Imaging Technologies 


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