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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 people of all ages who are 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 individuals who have had a heart attack, are living with a heart condition or are 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.

About Norton Heart & Vascular Institute

About 250,000 people a year in Louisville and Southern Indiana choose Norton Heart & Vascular Institute to treat their heart and vascular conditions. That’s more than any other provider in the area.

  • All four of Norton Healthcare’s adult acute-care hospitals are accredited by the American College of Cardiology’s Accreditation Services as Chest Pain Centers, with the highest accreditation level possible for facilities able to treat heart attacks.
  • We have more than 50 board-certified cardiovascular physicians and 35 advanced practice providers. Through training and years of experience, they specialize in areas such as cardiologyinterventional cardiologycardiothoracic surgerythoracic surgery, electrophysiologyadvanced heart failureand vascular surgery.
  • We offer same-day appointments for new patients.
  • We have 27 locations in Louisville and Southern Indiana. Telecardiology is offered at more than 30 clinical sites in the region.
  • Norton Healthcare has four adult-service cardiac catheterization labs, with 14 state-of-the-art rooms. Norton Audubon Hospital, Norton Brownsboro Hospital and Norton Hospital have received the highest level of cardiac catheterization accreditation from the American College of Cardiology — offering lifesaving, minimally invasive procedures for diagnosis and treatment.
  • Our cardiothoracic surgeons and electrophysiologists have more experience than any provider in the area performing hybrid ablation for atrial fibrillation (A-fib). This innovative treatment also can help patients who have had persistent A-fib for more than a year that hasn’t responded to other treatments.
  • 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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