Usually, you will first have the simplest test that might give a clear answer. If the diagnosis remains unknown, more complex testing may be ordered.
Your health care team will share with you information about each test, as well as information about how to prepare before it and what to expect. Feel free to ask questions and talk about any concerns.
Interventional cardiac procedures at Mercy Hospital use the latest technology to open blocked coronary arteries. The latest technology is also used to seal or close certain types of holes within the heart.
The two common implantable devices for heart patients are pacemakers and ICDs (implantable defibrillators).
You will be given a special card that identifies your medical condition. Be sure to carry your pacemaker or ICD identification card at all times.