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Advanced Diagnostics and Imaging

Cardiology offered in Sacramento and Davis, CA

Advanced Diagnostics and Imaging services offered in Sacramento and Davis, CA

Heart disease and other cardiovascular problems often require the most advanced diagnostics and imaging approaches. Sacramento Heart & Vascular Medical Associates has state-of-the-art facilities in two locations in Sacramento and an additional location in Davis, making it convenient, cost-effective, and easy to get all the testing you need. Call the nearest office or book your appointment via the online scheduler now. 

Advanced Diagnostics and Imaging Q&A

What are advanced diagnostics and imaging?

Advanced diagnostics and imaging refer to state-of-the-art procedures that help diagnose cardiovascular problems. In addition, advanced diagnostics and imaging procedures can:

  • Check for missed problems, like heart attacks
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of your current treatment plan
  • Determine whether you’re healthy enough for surgery
  • Help determine the course of your future treatments

At Sacramento Heart & Vascular Medical Associates, the top-rated team of specialists provides complete cardiovascular care, so you’ll have your diagnostic and imaging procedures in the same place where you see your doctors and receive treatments. 

What types of advanced diagnostics and imaging procedures might I need?

Sacramento Heart & Vascular Medical Associates offers a broad array of advanced diagnostics and imaging procedures, including the following: 


Electrocardiogram (EKG) is a test to record your heart’s electrical signals. It can help detect the cause of issues like chest pain and can also find problems like arrhythmias and past heart attacks. 



Examples of ultrasounds include a transesophageal echocardiogram, stress echocardiogram, intravascular echocardiogram, and transthoracic echocardiogram. These tests can help detect many issues, such as coronary artery disease, heart valve disorders, and heart muscle damage.  



X-rays can check for problems, such as heart enlargement or calcium in your heart or arteries, which could point to problems like a heart valve or coronary artery damage. 


Holter monitors

Holter monitors are wearable devices that record your heart rhythm for 24 hours, which can help detect heart rhythm disorders.


Nuclear stress testing

Nuclear stress testing involves an injection of a tracer, a substance that emits a signature detectable by a special gamma camera that converts them into images. This testing type can help diagnose coronary artery disease and shape treatment plans. 

Sacramento Heart & Vascular Medical Associates also has other advanced diagnostic and imaging equipment on site, including a complete lab.   

How do I prepare for advanced diagnostics and imaging procedures?

Each diagnostic and imaging procedure is unique, so you’ll receive instructions ahead of time in most cases. Most procedures don’t require preparation, but for some, you may need to fast or avoid substances like caffeine beforehand.

To schedule your diagnostic and imaging procedures at the best-equipped cardiovascular practice in the area, call the nearest Sacramento Heart & Vascular Medical Associates or book your appointment online.