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Mercy Hospital

Cardiac diagnostic testing

For more information on Cardiac diagnostic testing at Mercy Hospital, please call
1-866-4HEART2.

A program of:


The Heart & Vascular Center offers a complete range of special tests to help diagnose and treat heart problems. Free parking is available close to the entrance.

For your convenience, some cardiac tests are performed in Elk River, Fridley, Maple Grove and Buffalo by our physician partners, Metropolitan Heart and Vascular Institute.

Mercy Heart and Vascular Center
4040 Coon Rapids Blvd.
Suite 120
Coon Rapids, MN 55433

Tests include:

Adult and pediatric echocardiogram (Echo)

Cardiac 3T MRI
CT cardiac calcium score
CT coronary angiogram
Dobutamine stress echocardiogram
Echocardiogram (Echo)
Echocardiogram with "bubble" study
Echocardiogram/stress echocardiogram with a contrast agent
EKG or ECG
Exercise stress test (treadmill)
Exercise stress test with nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging
Holter monitoring
MUGA (Multiple Gated Acquisition) scan or radionuclide ventriculography
Nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging with adenosine or dobutamine
Stress echocardiogram
Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)

Resources

  • Helping Your Heart -- a Handbook for Patients and Families, 2nd Edition, Allina Health
  • Patient education brochures:
    • Ejection Fraction/Wall Motion Analysis (MUGA), The Cardiac Centers, Mercy & Unity Hospitals, May 2002
    • Stress (Treadmill) Test and Stress Echocardiogram, The Cardiac Centers, Mercy & Unity Hospitals, June 2002
    • Dobutamine Stress Test, The Cardiac Centers, Mercy & Unity Hospitals, June 2002
    • Echocardiogram, The Cardiac Centers, Mercy & Unity Hospitals, June 2002
    • Myocardial Perfusion Imaging (Stress, Persatine, Adenosine or Dobutamine Cardiolite), The Cardiac Centers, Mercy & Unity Hospitals, June 2002
  • Stress Testing: Principles and Practice, Ellestad, Myrvin H., 5th edition, Oxford University Press, 2003
  • Primary Cardiology, Braunwald, Eugene; Lee L Goldman, 2nd Edition, W.B. Saunders, 2003