Screening & Diagnosis

Screening of Heart Conditions

Cardiac CT Scan: CT is painless and non-invasive, and shows the outlines of soft tissue and bone with highly detailed images.

CardioScore: How much do you exercise? How balanced is your diet? What’s your family risk of heart disease? All those factors and more contribute to the health of your heart. Understanding what places you at risk for heart disease can help you learn how to make healthy lifestyle changes.

Electrocardiogram (EKG): an electrocardiogram uses electrodes, attached with nodes, to test your heart’s electrical activity, translating it into lines that spike and dip on a readout.

Echocardiogram: An echocardiogram, or “echo” for short, uses sound waves to create a moving picture of the heart’s thickness, size, function, as well as the motion pattern and structure of the heart’s four valves.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Heart Conditions

Access exceptional care in Ames, close to your home. Depending on your condition and other factors, you may benefit from:

Cardiac Catherization Lab, which provides interventional cardiology and diagnostic services used to detect and sometimes treat cardiovascular problems using advanced technology and less invasive techniques.

Medical/Telemetry Unit, which provides specialized inpatient care if you need continuous heart monitoring. Inpatient means you stay overnight in the hospital for care. During your stay in the unit, you’re connected to telemetry equipment that monitors the activity of your heart. Entrust your safety and well-being to nurses with advanced training, including certification in basic electrocardiography and advanced cardiac life support.

Cardiac Rehabilitation: Restore your health after a heart attack when you take part in a program certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

Know your Risk

If you’re worried about your heart, it’s best to talk to your physician about steps to take and tests to perform. A CardioScore is a noninvasive test to determine your risk of heart disease. Request an appointment by calling 515-239-2131.

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