One of the most powerful tools in the fight against cardiovascular disease is an accurate and timely diagnosis. Chester County Hospital offers a full range of sophisticated diagnostic services to identify any issues that may be affecting your heart health.
Our technologically advanced testing capabilities allow us to determine the presence and extent of cardiac conditions, providing all the information needed to make a prompt and effective treatment plan. Our team of cardiologists, nurse practitioners, technologists, registered nurses and exercise physiologists collaborate with you to evaluate the condition of your heart, help you understand any problems that may be diagnosed, and work with you throughout your treatment program.
In many cases, we are able to diagnose cardiovascular conditions using exclusively non-invasive techniques that provide important insights about the heart and blood vessels. These tests are used to identify cardiovascular disease, establish the type of disease, and determine the most effective treatment methods.
At Chester County Hospital, we offer a variety of non-invasive cardiac testing measures for both adults and children. The most common non-invasive tests offered through our cardiology department include the following:
- 64-Slice CT Scan
- Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)
- Tilt Table Test
- Holter Monitor
- Myocardial Perfusion Scan
- Pharmacologic Intervention (Stress)
- Peripheral Vascular Testing
- Segmental Pressure Analysis
- Duplex Scan
- Loop Recorder
Learn More About Our Heart and Vascular Tests
Cardiac CT is a quick, painless test used to determine whether a patient has heart disease. Coronary Calcium Score is non-invasive 10 minute test to detect calcium in the coronary arteries.
An echocardiogram is a non-invasive test that sends ultrasound waves that echo off various parts of your heart.
An electrocardiogram records the electrical activity of your heart.
An electroencephalogram is a test that records the electrical waves of the brain.
Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Velocity are tests to evaluate the health and function of nerves and muscles in your limbs and spine.
An Evoked Potential is a test to evaluate the condition of certain nerve pathways and measure the speed of the signals carried by the nerves.
A Holter Monitor is a snall, portable ECG device that detects abnormal heart rhythms by continually recording your heartbeat up to 24-48 hours.
A stress test is a non-invasive test that helps the physician determine how your heart responds to stress.