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