Diagnosing Cardiovascular Disease

Our comprehensive, high tech diagnostic procedures can accurately and efficiently diagnose heart diseases.

These include:

  • Cardiac CT Calcium Scoring
  • Catheterization Imaging
  • Echocardiogram
  • Cardiac CT Angiography
  • Stress Testing/Treadmill Study (Exercise Electrocardiogram)

Additional tests which may be used to diagnose or monitor the heart

  • ECG
  • Chest X-ray
  • MRI
  • Nuclear heart scans

Symptoms of a heart condition often begin slowly. At first they may only occur when you are very active. But over time, breathing problems and other symptoms may be noticed even while you are resting. Symptoms of heart failure, on the other hand, may begin very suddenly, often after a heart attack.

Heart and vascular diseases typically develop slowly throughout a person's lifetime and affect the heart or surrounding blood vessels including:

  • Heart chambers
  • Heart valves
  • Heart lining
  • Coronary arteries and veins
  • The heart's electrical system
  • Peripheral vessels especially those in the arms and legs
  • The heart muscle itself

 

 

Contact

West Michigan Heart
Spectrum Health Heart & Vascular Center
(616) 392-3824

Video

John Gribar, MD Spectrum Health Heart & Vascular Center discusses heart and vascular concerns and tips to maintain cardiovascular health.