Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Intermountain offers the latest in imaging and diagnostic technology to provide rapid and accurate diagnosis for patients who may have coronary artery disease (CAD). We provide an experienced, high-volume diagnostic and imaging service that works closely with various specialists and surgeons to diagnose patients in all stages of heart disease.
Your doctor may order one or more tests to diagnose coronary artery disease. The tests listed below create images that reveal the location and severity of atherosclerosis in the coronary arteries.
A coronary artery calcium score is a special CT scan that uses a very low radiation dose to detect calcium deposits in the coronary arteries. The presence of calcium indicates underlying heart disease called atherosclerosis.
Cardiac MRI is a test that uses powerful magnets to create pictures of the heart and coronary arteries.
An echocardiogram is a procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to create moving images of heart structures.
An EKG is a visual record of the spread of electrical impulses through the heart. These electrical impulses control the rhythm of your heartbeat.
These tests use special cameras and small, safe amounts of radioactive material to visualize blood flow in the heart muscle.
Stress testing is a technique that involves stressing the heart and monitoring the heart's reaction. A stress test helps evaluate the heart's capacity for work.
Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (Cardiac MRI) is an MRI for your heart. It uses powerful magnets to create pictures of the heart and coronary arteries.
An echocardiogram (echo for short) is a cardiac ultrasound that helps assess heart conditions.
An electrocardiogram is a procedure that records the electrical activity of the heart.
Nuclear cardiology tests measure the amount of blood flow to the heart muscle.
Heart function stress tests provide measurable feedback about the function of the heart.
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