Accurate diagnosis is critical for treating any health condition but particularly critical when it comes to cardiac care. If you are having chest pains or other symptoms, your physician may order tests to confirm—or rule out—a heart condition.
The highly trained cardiology staff at North Kansas City Hospital conduct these specialized diagnostic tests in a convenient, accessible location on the Hospital campus. And you can be confident knowing the hospital's Emergency Department and other acute cardiac services are close by for support.
Noninvasive Cardiac Diagnostic Tests
- Adenosine Thallium
- Arterial Vascular Studies
- Calcium Scoring
- Cardiac CT (64 slice)
- Carotid Duplex Scan
- Dobutamine Stress Echo
- Echocardiogram/Color Doppler
- Electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG)
- Intra Cardiac Echo (ICE)
- Live 3D Echo
- Peripheral Vascular Diagnostics
- Peripheral Venous Doppler
- Persantine/Myocardial Nuclear Perfusion
- Stress Echocardiogram
- Tilt-Table Testing
- Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
- Treadmill Stress Test
Thanks to advances in medicine, diagnostic testing today covers a variety of tests with detailed results available within a short time. These tests may include walking on a treadmill, taking medications to test the heart's function, using noninvasive ultrasound to view the heart's structure, or inserting a scope to view inside the body.
Your physician determines the right tests for you. Some tests may require you not eat, drink, or take your regular medications. You will be advised of any special instructions when your test is scheduled.
Additional Information on Diagnostic Testing
Note: Your physician must review all test results and other diagnostic information so you can receive the most comprehensive diagnosis and recommendations. The technician performing the test cannot give you results.