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Echocardiogram, EKG and Other Heart Tests

Louisville’s Leader in Echocardiogram, Nuclear Cardiology Imaging, EKG, Cardiac PET and other heart tests

Norton Heart & Vascular Institute is the leading provider of cardiovascular care in Louisville and Southern Indiana. We use a full range of heart tests, such as vascular ultrasound, echocardiogram, stress testing, Holter monitoring, nuclear cardiology imaging and EKG to make a precise diagnose of your heart condition.

The board-certified and fellowship-trained cardiologists and advanced cardiac imaging specialists at Norton Heart & Vascular Institute have the skill and sophisticated tools to diagnose and understand your heart disease and customize a treatment plan for you.

Our specialists have the experience, expertise and easy access you’d expect from Louisville’s leader.

Norton Heart & Vascular Institute provides a full range of cardiovascular testing at all four of our adult hospitals and two Norton Cardiovascular Diagnostic Centers. Staffed by a team of trained heart and vascular diagnostic specialists, we are committed to providing prompt, quality services that are convenient.

Expertise in Cardiovascular Diagnostics Close to Home

Your physician may order a variety of diagnostic tests and use the results to diagnose and monitor your heart condition.

  • Echocardiogram: A noninvasive ultrasound of the heart that provides a  visual image of the functioning of your heart and valves
  • Stress echocardiogram: Combines ultrasound of the heart with a stress test using a treadmill or medication
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG): A quick test that measures your heartbeat and heart rate by recording electrical activity through patches applied to the chest, arms and legs
  • Holter monitoring: A 24- or 48-hour continuous EKG recorded by a belt – or shoulder-mounted monitoring unit and electrodes applied to the chest
  • Exercise stress testing: Evaluates exercise tolerance and may include an EKG with the exercise, usually performed on a treadmill
  • Vascular ultrasound: A noninvasive ultrasound used to examine the circulation in the blood vessels of the body to determine if the arteries have narrowed due to vascular disease
  • Nuclear/PET cardiac imaging: Test that uses special cameras and radioactive tracers to image blood flow in the heart

Heart and Vascular Care for the Whole Person

Norton Heart & Vascular Institute offers patient resources to support you and your family, including free classes for men and women of all ages seeking to improve cardiovascular health or living with a heart condition.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Our cardiac rehabilitation providers are leaders in developing and applying innovative techniques that can help you recover and resume your life.

Connecting Hearts Support Group

The group provides education and support to men and women after a heart attack, living with a heart condition or at risk for cardiovascular disease.

Heart Health Screenings

Prevention is the best way to manage heart disease, and screenings are available to detect early signs of cardiac and vascular disease and identify risk factors.

Classes and Events

Norton Heart & Vascular Institute offers classes about once a week on a broad range of heart health topics including cooking classes, atrial fibrillation (A-fib) and heart failure education workshops, and more.

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About Norton Heart & Vascular Institute

Norton Heart & Vascular Institute specialists treat more people for heart and vascular care — about 250,000 every year — than any other provider in Louisville and Southern Indiana.

  • Norton Healthcare’s four adult-service hospitals are American College of Cardiology accredited Cycle VI Chest Pain Centers — the highest level of expertise to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.
  • We have more than 45 board-certified cardiovascular physicians and 30 advanced practice providers. Through training and years of experience, they specialize in areas such as cardiologyinterventional cardiologycardiothoracic surgeryelectrophysiologyadvanced heart failure and vascular surgery.
  • We offer same-day new patient appointments.
  • We have 27 locations in Louisville and Southern Indiana. Telecardiology is offered at more than 30 clinical sites in the region.
  • We have the experience, expertise and easy access you’d expect from the largest cardiovascular care provider in Kentucky.
  • Norton Healthcare is the only health care system in Kentucky to receive the prestigious Mission Lifeline: Regional Trailblazer Award from the American Heart Association for being an innovator in creating a system of care for ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) heart attacks —  the most severe type of heart attack.
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