Johnston Health performs a variety of quality cardiovascular and pulmonary testing that helps your caregivers determine how well your heart, lungs, blood vessels and brain are working. Every day, our highly trained and skilled technicians strive to provide you with excellent service.
Cardiac Tests and Procedures
These tests and procedures are used to identify problems in the heart.
Cardiac Catheterization – Creates x-ray movies of the heart’s chambers, valves and major blood vessels
Cardioversion – A medical procedure of electric shocks to restore a normal heart rhythm
Catheter Ablation – Used to treat some types of arrhythmia. A series of thin, flexible wires are used to send energy to the heart.
Echocardiogram (Echo) – Outlines heart movements and provides pictures of the valves, chambers and pumping action
Electrocardiogram (EKG) – Records the electrical activity of the heart
Electroencephalogram (EEG) – Records the electrical activity of the brain
Electrophysiology Study – Tests that look at how well the heart’s electrical signals are working.
Event Monitoring – Records EKG when activated by the patient
Holter Monitoring – Records EKG continuously for 24 hours
Pacemakers – Send small electrical impulses to the heart muscle to maintain a suitable heart rate or to stimulate the lower chambers of the heart
Stress Testing – Provides information about how the heart responds to stress or exercise
Pulmonary Tests and Procedures
These tests are used to identify problems in the lung.
Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT) – Records how well the lungs are working
Bronchoscopy – Allows the physician to look into your lungs
Arterial Blood Gases (ABG) – Determines how much oxygen is in your blood
Breathing Treatment – Opens up the breathing tubes in your lungs and make it easier to breath
Sleep Disorder Testing – Identifies various sleeping problems so they can be treated
Vascular Tests and Procedures
These testes are used to identify problems in the blood vessels.
Carotid Doppler – A non-invasive test that uses sound waves to measure the flow of blood through the large carotid arteries that supply blood to the brain
Venous Doppler – This test uses ultrasound to examine the blood flow in the major arteries and veins in the arms and legs
Non-Invasive Arterial Studies (PVR) – Checks for good arterial blood flow and can assess the severity and location
Ankle Brachial Index (ABI’s) – Compares the blood pressure in your ankles to the blood pressures in your arms.