The moments surrounding your child's diagnosis can be a stressful and confusing time. At The Heart Center, we want you to feel as comfortable as possible every step of the way. Below are brief definitions of our most common diagnostic procedures with links to more detailed resources. If you have any questions about your child's diagnosis, always ask your care team.
Learn more about an angiogram, also called an arteriogram, which is a test that is done to study the size and shape of your child's blood vessels.
A CT (Computed Tomography) Scan is a type of x-ray that takes pictures of your child's body. Here is what to expect if your child is schedule to have a CT scan.
Electrocardiography (ECG) is a simple, fast test to check the electrical activity of your child's heart as blood moves through it. Abnormal ECG results may mean there is a problem with your child's heart.
A stress test, sometimes called an exercise test, helps your doctor find out how well your body works when you are active. This test measures how well your heart, lungs and muscles function during physical activity.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a method of examining the inside of the body. The MRI machine is a large magnet that surrounds the body. It uses magnetic fields and radio frequencies instead of X-rays to produce images.
A routine test called Pulse Oximetry can help identify most infants with critical congenital heart disease.