Heart tests in Thornton

The specialists in our cardiology department at North Suburban Medical Center perform a wide range of diagnostic heart tests each year. With these advanced heart imaging tests, your doctor can identify risks and detect problems in their early stages.

For more information about our heart test services, please call (303) 920-4362.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women—claiming one in every four deaths in the U.S. Education is the first step to prevention. Factors such as family history, ethnicity and lifestyle affect your risk for heart disease.

North Suburban is dedicated to providing community awareness, as well as leading-edge prevention, diagnosis and treatment tools for patients in the northern Denver area.

Heart tests and procedures available at North Suburban Medical Center include:

  • Angiogram (cardiac catheterization)
  • Heart stress test/Exercise stress test
  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG, EKG)
  • Electrophysiology studies
  • Holter monitoring
  • Intravascular ultrasound
  • Peripheral catheterization
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)

Cardiac catheterization

Our cardiac catheterization lab (cath lab) uses catheter-based procedures to diagnose and/or treat cardiovascular conditions. A thin catheter is inserted into an artery, usually in the groin or the arm, and guided through the blood vessels toward the heart. This procedure provides your heart doctor with a clear view of your blood vessels, to diagnose a condition or to provide interventional treatment.

Electrophysiology studies

Cardiac electrophysiology studies evaluate the heart’s electrical system to determine if a heart arrhythmia (irregular heart rhythm) is present. If an arrhythmia is present, the study indicates where in the heart the arrhythmia occurs, so the electrophysiologist can suggest the proper treatment.