If you smoke, have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes; you may be one of the millions of Americans with heart disease. For many people, heart disease is treatable through medical procedures and lifestyle changes. And because it can be asymptomatic, it’s important to find out if you have heart disease. At Monmouth Cardiology Associates, we offer a variety of diagnostic tests that we perform without surgery, giving us a safe and accurate means of detecting heart disease in our patients.

Electrocardiogram

An electrocardiogram — abbreviated as EKG or ECG — is a test that measures the electrical activity of the heartbeat

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Echocardiogram

An echocardiogram (echo) is a test that uses high frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to create pictures of your heart’s chambers, valves, walls and the blood vessels (aorta, arteries, veins) attached to your heart. The test is also called echocardiography or diagnostic cardiac ultrasound. The test cannot see the blood vessels supplying the heart with blood (coronary arteries).

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Stress Echocardiogram

Stress echocardiography is a test that uses ultrasound imaging to show how well your heart muscle is working when you exercise.

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Nuclear Stress Testing

A nuclear stress test measures the blood flow to your heart at rest and while your heart is working harder as a result of exercise or medication.

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Gated Blood Pool Scan (MUGA)

Nuclear ventriculography is a test that uses radioactive materials called tracers to show the heart chambers. The procedure is noninvasive. The instruments...

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Holter Monitor

A Holter monitor is a battery-operated portable device that measures and tape records your heart’s activity (ECG) continuously for 24 hours

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Transesophogeal Echocardiography - TEE

Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is a test that produces pictures of your heart. TEE uses high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to make detailed pictures of your heart and the internal structures of the heart (valves). Unlike a standard echocardiogram, the echo transducer that produces the sound waves for TEE is attached to a thin tube that passes through your mouth, down your throat and into your esophagus. Because the esophagus is so close to the upper chambers of the heart, very clear images of those heart structures and valves can be obtained.

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Tilt Table Test

A tilt table test, occasionally called upright tilt testing, is a medical procedure used to diagnose unexplained loss of consciousness (syncope). Patients with symptoms of dizziness or lightheadedness, with or without a loss of consciousness (fainting), suspected to be associated with a drop in blood pressure or heart rate changes.are good candidates for this test.

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