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Cardiovascular diagnostic procedures are performed to identify heart disease and heart conditions. Once a doctor diagnoses heart disease or a heart condition, appropriate treatment can begin.
Dignity Health’s Chandler Regional Medical Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center are nationally recognized leaders in heart and vascular care, offering a full range of diagnostic procedures in Arizona.
Some cardiovascular diagnostic procedures are done on an emergency basis, while others are planned ahead of time. If you go to an emergency room with chest pain, diagnosis is vital to determine if your chest pain is related to a heart attack or other potentially life-threatening condition.
Other diagnostic procedures may be scheduled in advance by your doctor or cardiologist to make a diagnosis or to check if earlier treatments for heart disease have been successful.
At Dignity Health, several types of cardiovascular procedures may be performed in an emergency:
Dignity Health hospitals are Accredited Chest Pain Centers designated by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. This recognition is given to hospitals that have achieved a high level of expertise in treating patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack.
Non-emergency cardiovascular procedures include:
The results of these tests will help your doctor form your treatment plan.