Over half of patients who die suddenly from heart attacks have no warning symptoms. COPC can offer you peace of mind that your heart is healthy with state-of-the-art screenings that help diagnose unidentified heart disease and cardiac conditions. Knowing your risk is your first step toward prevention.
If heart disease runs in your family, you have risk factors such as high cholesterol, or you are over 40, please give us a call. Setting up a screening test now could help save your life.
What is a Nuclear Scan?
A nuclear test (stress or pharmacological[medication]) determines whether your heart is getting enough blood flow. To perform the test, we will inject a small amount of Cardiolite into your blood through an IV, and a special camera will then be used to take pictures of your heart. This service is accredited by the American College of Radiology.
If you are scheduled for a nuclear scan, please download our caffeine worksheet, pharmacological cardiolite patient preparation sheet or our stress cardiolite preparation sheet for instructions on your procedure.
What is a Stress Echocardiogram?
A stress echo also determines whether your heart is getting enough blood flow. To perform the test, we will take some ultrasound images of your heart before and after exercise. This service is accredited by ICAEL, the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echo Laboratories.
If you are scheduled for a stress echocardiogram, please download our stress echo patient preparation sheet and our caffeine worksheet for instructions.
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What is a Echocardiogram?
An echo is a resting ultrasound of your heart. It will look at the movement of the valves and the walls of your heart. This service is ICAEL accredited.
If you are scheduled for an echocardiogram, please download our patient preparation sheet for instructions.
What is a Stress Test?
A Stress Test Only is used to quantify maximal functional capacity and to determine guidelines for activities. To perform the test, the patient will walk on the treadmill while the body's physiological response to exercise is measured (heart rate and blood pressure).
If you are scheduled for a stress test, please download your patient preparation here.