Diagnostic Services Specialist

Heart & Vascular Center of West Tennessee

Heart and Vascular Health Center located in Jackson, Dyersburg, Lexington, Adamsville, & McKenzie, TN

At Heart & Vascular Center of West Tennessee, the board-certified physicians use cutting-edge technology to provide the highest quality of cardiovascular care. This includes a range of diagnostic services like stress tests, ultrasonography, and echocardiograms. To find out more about diagnostic services at the cardiovascular health practice, call the office in Jackson, Dyersburg, Lexington, Adamsville, or McKenzie, Tennessee, or book an appointment online today.

Diagnostic Services Q & A

What are diagnostic services?

Diagnostic services include the various tests available at Heart & Vascular Center of West Tennessee to assess heart and blood vessel health. The team of specialists performs these tests to diagnose and treat heart and vascular problems and prevent complications. 

What are the types of diagnostic services?

Heart & Vascular Center of West Tennessee offers many cutting-edge diagnostic services. Tests the team performs include:

Stress tests

Stress tests help your doctor find out how well your heart handles a heavy workload. 

Labs

Heart & Vascular Center of West Tennessee performs lab tests to assess heart health, such as a check of your blood cholesterol level.

Ultrasonography

An ultrasonography uses sound wave technology to create images of your internal organs. Heart & Vascular Center of West Tennessee uses ultrasonography to evaluate your heart and blood vessels and circulation. 

Cardiac echocardiogram

A cardiac echocardiogram uses sound wave technology to assess the structure and function of your heart. 

Nuclear wall studies

During nuclear wall studies, the team uses small amounts of radioactive material to create clearer images of your heart and blood vessels to diagnose heart disease. 

Electrocardiogram (EKG)

An EKG is a noninvasive test that measures the electrical activity of your heartbeat at that moment in time.

Holter monitors

Holter monitors are portable devices that continuously monitor and record your heart’s electrical activity for up to 48 hours. 

CT scans

A CT scan is an X-ray that uses a computer to produce cross-sectional images of your heart or blood vessels to help diagnose problems. 

Ankle-brachial index (ABI)

An ABI is a painless diagnostic test that compares blood pressure in your feet to the blood pressure in your arms. The team performs an ABI to diagnose peripheral artery disease. 

Pulmonary function test (PFT)

A PFT is a group of tests the team uses to assess the health and function of your lungs. 

Coronary calcium scans

Coronary calcium scans are a type of CT scan that checks for calcium plaque buildup on the walls of the arteries in your heart. 

How do I know what diagnostic services I need?

The Heart & Vascular Center of West Tennessee team determines what type of diagnostic services you need after a consultation. The testing they recommend depends on your symptoms and personal medical and family history.

The team reviews the details of the diagnostic tests you need and how to prepare for them.

For comprehensive diagnostic services, call Heart & Vascular Center of West Tennessee or schedule an appointment online today.