Information for Patients

When a patient presents with symptoms of heart failure or is suspected to have symptoms of cardiomyopathy, there are certain diagnostic tests we may perform to identify the diagnosis. Below is a brief explanation of a selected group of tests that are commonly used in our cardiology department.

Holter Monitor/24-Hour ECG
External Event Recorder
Implantable Event Recorder
24-hour Blood Pressure Monitoring
Exercise-Stress Test
Vascular/Doppler Ultrasound of the Peripheral Vessels and the Carotid Arteries
Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CMR)
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and PET Computed Tomography (PET CT)
Cardiac Catheterization/Coronary Angiography/Stent Implantation
Endomyocardial Biopsy/Heart Biopsy