Diagnostic Cardiology Procedures & Tests

Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization

Jupiter Medical Center's Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory provides state-of-the-art digital technology for evaluating patients for cardiovascular diseases.

Cardiac Catheterization, also called Cardiac Cath, is a medical procedure used to diagnose certain heart conditions. This specialized technology uses X-rays to allow physicians to view live, motion pictures of blood flow through the coronary arteries. These images give cardiologists more information to evaluate and tailor treatment options for each individual patient.

Our highly-skilled and experienced Cardiac Cath Lab team includes many of Palm Beach County's leading interventional cardiologists, as well as registered nurses and technologists with advanced cardiac training and knowledge. We provide highly-personalized care in a safe, state-of-the-art facility with the latest Cardiac Cath technology available.

Stress Tests

Jupiter Medical Center’s Cardiology Services offers patients diagnostic testing in a hospital setting with private testing rooms. A cardiologist is in attendance for all tests as well as board certified registered nurses. There are many different types of stress tests, including Regular Stress Echo, Dobutamine Stress Echo, Cardiolite Stress and Adenosine Stress. To learn more about stress tests, click here.

Tilt Table Tests

The Tilt Table Test is designed to determine if the cause of fainting or near-fainting spells is due to Neurocardiogenic Syncope. The test involves lying quietly on a tilt table and then being tilted upright 80 degrees. Your blood pressure and pulse (EKG strips) will be monitored frequently before, during and after the test. The test is an attempt to reproduce the symptoms you develop prior to fainting. It is important to tell your doctor or nurse any symptoms that you note.

Cardioversion

Electrical Cardioversion involves delivery of a direct-current electrical shock to the heart that is set to be synchronized or coordinated with the natural electrical activity of the ventricle, or the bottom chamber of the heart. A cardiologist is in attendance for all tests as well as a Board Certified Registered Nurse. We offer private testing rooms and the comfort of diagnostic testing in a hospital setting. To learn more about electrical cardioversion, click here.

Holter Monitors

Holter monitoring is a continuous recording of your EKG, usually for a 24 hour period. It is useful in diagnosing abnormal heart rhythms. You will be asked to keep a diary and note any activities or symptoms that you may experience during the testing period. Jupiter Medical Center’s Cardiology Services offers compact digital recorders for testing; they weigh only 2.5 ounces and are designed for patient comfort. Your physician will receive the results of your test the next day.

Echocardiograms

Echocardiography provides images of the structure of the heart; including heart size, valve structure and pumping strength. A transducer that sends ultrasound waves is held against the chest. A computer uses the information from the transducer to produce an image of the heart. The procedure takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. Jupiter Medical Center’s Cardiology Services offers testing in private rooms utilizing all digital echo equipment.

Trans Esophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)

TEE is often used when the results from standard echo studies were not sufficient or when your doctor wants a closer look at your heart. TEE is often combined with Doppler ultrasound and color Doppler to evaluate blood flow across the heart's valves. It can also help determine the presence of heart disease and abnormalities of the left atrium. Jupiter Medical Center’s Cardiology Services offers you the comfort of diagnostic testing in a hospital setting, all private rooms for testing with a cardiologist in attendance for all tests. To learn more about TEE, click here.

Electroencephalograms (EEG)

An EEG, or electroencephalogram, is a test that can help diagnose epilepsy and aid in the diagnosis of a stroke (CVA), transient ischemic attack (TIA), syncope, headaches, meningitis or encephalitis. During an EEG, the electrical signals of the brain are recorded. This electrical activity is detected by electrodes, or sensors, placed on your scalp and transmitted to a polygraph that records the activity. All testing is performed in a private EEG room by a registered EEG technologist with over 30+ years experience. To learn more about EEG, click here.

For more information about our procedures, 561-263-4486.