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

What is an Electrocardiogram? An electrocardiogram — abbreviated as EKG or ECG — is a test that measures the electrical activity of the heartbeat. With each...

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Echocardiogram

What is an 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...

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Stress Echocardiogram

What is a Stress Echocardiogram? Stress echocardiography is a test that uses ultrasound imaging to show how well your heart muscle is working when you exercise. What should I expect during the...

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Exercise Stress Test

What is an Exercise Stress Test? Exercise stress test (EST) is designed to assess how the heart, lungs and blood vessels respond to increasing workload (exercise). It can help provide information...

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Nuclear Stress Testing

What is 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 . The test provides...

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Gated Blood Pool Scan (MUGA)

What is a MUGA scan? Radionuclide ventriculography (RVG, RNV) or radionuclide angiography (RNA) is often referred to as a MUGA (multiple-gated acquisition) scan. It is a type of nuclear imaging test....

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Holter Monitor

What is a Holter monitor? A Holter monitor is a battery-operated portable device that measures and tape records your heart’s activity continuously for 24 hours. The device is the size of a...

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Transesophogeal Echocardiography - TEE

What is a Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)? Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is a test that produces pictures of your heart. TEE uses high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to make...

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Tilt Table Test

What is a Tilt Table Test (TTT)? A tilt table test, occasionally called upright tilt testing, is a medical procedure used to diagnose unexplained loss of consciousness (syncope). Patients with...

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