Screening & Diagnosis
If you have a suspected heart or vascular condition, look to the experts at UC San Diego Health for access to the most sophisticated methods for diagnosis and screening.
Advanced imaging technologies have dramatically improved our ability to detect and treat cardiovascular disease at an early stage. If you have an increased risk for heart disease due to either genetics or lifestyle, you will benefit from today's enhanced technology.
At UC San Diego Health, all imaging results are evaluated by both cardiology and radiology specialists, a collaborative approach that ensures highly accurate results.
Early, Accurate Detection
If you're at risk of developing a heart or vascular disease, your doctor may recommend a screening test. Screening tests find signs of disease early, so you can get timely treatment. When your doctor detects these problems as soon as possible, you may be able to help prevent life-threatening conditions.
Heart Disease Screening
You may receive imaging services to help your doctor see if you have an increased risk of heart disease or heart attack. This includes:
- Computed tomography (CT) scan, such as a coronary calcium scan
- CT angiography
Vascular Disease Screening
Vascular screening tests evaluate your blood vessels to look for blockages or plaque buildup. Ask your doctor if you should receive a screening to check for:
Diagnostic Tests & Services
Diagnostic tests help us determine if you have heart or vascular disease. They also help us recommend a treatment program that fits your individual needs.
- Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Echocardiogram (echo)
- Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)
- Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG)
- Heart stress test, also known as exercise imaging
- Tilt table testing
- Heart monitors to check for abnormal heart rhythm
- Vascular tests to examine the health of your veins and to measure blood pressure and blood flow
Women's Heart Care
Trust our Women's Cardiovascular Health Program to provide gender-sensitive risk factor tests and symptom assessments for coronary heart disease, heart failure, and stroke.
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