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Cardiovascular Diagnostics

Fast and accurate diagnosis is more critical than ever for individuals with heart and vascular disease. At Meriter Heart & Vascular, we offer superior cardiovascular diagnostic services including the most advanced tests and technologies available today. Meriter is the only Madison area provider to earn national accreditation by the Commissions for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories, Nuclear Laboratories and Vascular Laboratories for all three of our diagnostic laboratories.

Our cardiologists, radiologists, interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons, nuclear technologists, exercise specialists, cardiac sonographers and cardiovascular technicians work together to assure a level of unparalleled excellence in patient care. Whether we are evaluating heart function, identifying the effects of a heart attack, or monitoring a heart patient’s progress, Meriter specialists consistently offer exceptional diagnostic services to confirm a diagnosis, determine the extent and severity of a patient’s condition, and plan the most effective course of treatment.

Advanced Technology to Detect Heart Health

We offer a full range of leading-edge tests to precisely determine the size and strength of the heart, and the health of its valves and chambers including:

  • Echo Diagnostics – We perform a variety of cardiac ultrasound procedures such as echocardiogram, stress echocardiogram, transesophageal echocardiogram, and dobutamine stress echo test.
  • Nuclear Diagnostics – A small amount of radioactive tracer is injected into your vein to help produce images of your heart at rest and during exercise or medicine-induced stress. These procedures include adenosine stress test, exercise nuclear stress test and exercise tolerance test.
  • CT Diagnostics – Computed tomography tests, including cardiac CT angiography and coronary calcium screening, provide valuable images of your heart.
  • Cardiac MRI Diagnostics—Magnetic resonance imaging provides dimensional, detailed images of your heart, including the chambers and valves, for the most accurate diagnosis.

Vascular Diagnostics

Using state-of-the-art technology and proven expertise, our team of specialists perform a variety of advanced diagnostic studies to evaluate arteries and veins and identify blood clots, artery blockages, aneurysms, and other vital information.