An angiogram -- also called heart catheterization, cardiac catheterization or cardiac angiography -- is a common test used to evaluate heart muscles, valves and coronary arteries. It can provide exact information about the way your heart functions.
Angioplasty is the method used to open a blood vessel to improveblood flow by stretching a vessel from the inside and sometimes placing a stent to help keep it open.
The ankle-brachial index, or ABI, is a measurement of blood flowin your leg arteries.
If a pacemaker or ICD (implantable cardioverter defibrillator)helps regulate your heartbeat, we can make sure your cardiac device is working properly. Our experts will evaluate your cardiac device and adjust settings so that you benefit the most.
An echocardiogram uses sound waves to create a moving picture of the heart.
This detailed study of the heart's electrical system is done to see if you have an abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia), and if so,where the abnormal rhythm is coming from.
An exercise stress test is a screening tool to test the effect of exercise on your heart. It provides an overall look at the health of your heart.
A heart score is a specific type of CT protocol that detects and measures the amount of calcium in your heart arteries and calculates a individual calcium score for you.
A heart attack and stroke prevention clinic. You will receive a complete picture of your health by meeting with a cardiologist,nutritionist and exercise physiologist.
United Hospital is a Level One heart hospital. A Level One hospital takes patients having a heart attack directly to the catheterization lab or surgery, if needed. United Hospital is in the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation for quickly opening blocked arteries.
Medical implants are used to treat these heart problems:
This test uses safe, radioactive materials called tracers toshow the heart chambers.
A peripheral vascular exam measures blood pressure and blood flow using sound waves created by a device called a doppler. You will have a test done while you rest and while you exercise on a treadmill. This test helps tell if there are blockages in the leg arteries. This test takes about 30 minutes when looking at leg veins, and 45 minutes or longer when looking at the leg arteries.
Stress echocardiography is a test that uses ultrasound imaging to determine how the heart muscles respond to stress. It is mainly used to diagnose and evaluate coronary artery disease.
Valvuloplasty uses a catheter to open a valve that is narrowed.A balloon-tipped catheter is threaded through an artery in the leg and passed to the heart valve. Then the balloon is inflated to separate the valve flaps and reopen it.
United Vascular Clinic combines expertise of cardiology, radiology, vascular surgery and vascular medicine and delivers care in one location in downtown St. Paul. The clinic is a partnership between Minnesota Surgical Associates, St. Paul Radiology and United Heart & Vascular Clinic.