Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Imaging
Advanced cardiac diagnostic services
The first step toward a healthy heart is to determine the type and extent
of cardiovascular disease. Lehigh Regional Medical Center provides technologically
advanced heart care, offering state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and
expertise. Our experienced clinical cardiologists use a wide range of
sophisticated cardiac procedures to diagnose heart disease:
Electrophysiology studies, electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) and transesophogeal echocardiogram (TEE)
measure the heart's electrical activity and identify muscle damage
that can cause heart disease. Portable devices such as a Holter monitor
or event recorder measure a patient’s heart activity throughout
the day, over an extended period of time.
Nuclear medicine scans such as positron emission tomography (PET), or thallium or myocardial
perfusion scans utilize a small dose of radioactive material to reveal
the structure and blood flow within the heart.
Non-invasive imaging technologies including magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), computed tomography angiography
(CTA), X-ray and echocardiograms provide images of the heart muscle, valves,
veins and arteries.