|Type of test
|Purpose of the test
|How the test is done
|To learn if there is anything in your blood to test for any abnormalities.
|Blood is taken from your arm and studied in the lab.
|Helps recognize if there is a plaque build up narrowing your arteries and effecting blood flow.
|Uses ultrasound to listen to the flow of your blood through your arteries.
|Records the electrical activity in the heart.
|Sticky pads are placed on your body and these pads have sensors, which detects the electrical activity of your heart.
|Looks at abnormal heart rhythms.
|It is a portable ECG and monitors your heart rhythm for a longer period of time.
|Determine if there is a heart condition and detects if blood clots are forming in your heart.
|Uses ultrasound waves to create a picture of your heart.
|TEE (Trans-esophageal Echocardiogram)
|Produces a picture of your heart and detects if your heart is producing blood clots.
|Uses ultrasound waves to look at the structures of the heart. It is done by inserting a tube into the esophagus. You will be sedated for this test.
|CT Scan (Computerized Tomography)
|Done to identify conditions in the brain.
|You lay down in a scanner that takes picture of your brain using x-rays.
|MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
|Used to visualize the brain to identify conditions.
|You lay still in a scanner and it uses magnetic field and radio waves to produce a 3 dimensional picture of the brain.
|CTA (CT Angiography)
|Visualizes blood flow in the arteries to detect any blockage or narrowing of the arteries.
|Makes a 3 dimensional picture of the area using x-rays.
|MRA (Magnetic Resonance Angiography)
|Visualizes blood flow in the arteries to detect any blocking or narrowing of the arteries.
|You lay still in a scanner and it uses magnetic field and radio waves to take pictures of the blood vessels.
|Video Fluoroscopy or Modified Barium Swallow Study or Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow (FEES)
|Helps identify if you are at risk of food or drink entering your lungs (aspiration).
|X-ray is to capture moving images of the food you are swallowing as it travels.