Cardiac Testing

The NSMC Heart Center offers a variety of cardiac tests which provide cardiologists and cardiac surgeons with a detailed profile of your heart’s function. All cardiac tests and procedures are performed by physicians and clinically-trained technicians in our state-of the art cardiac facilities.
Man receiving cardiac evaluation

Cardiac Testing Services


Cardiac ultrasound

A cardiac ultrasound test determines the size and function of your heart muscle and the valves. What to expect and how to prepare for this test.

Holter monitor/Event monitor

These tests indicate any irregular rhythms in your heart. A holter monitor is a continuous recording of your heart’s rhythm during 24 hours of normal activity and rest. An event monitor is similar but worn for a longer period of time.  What to expect and how to prepare for this test.

Stress test

Stress tests measure your heart’s reaction to increased demand for oxygen. The tests record the electrical activity of the heart during walking and running. What to expect and how to prepare for this test.

Tilt table

This test will determine why you may be experiences fainting spells. The test produces syncope (a fainting spell) under controlled conditions, which enables your physician to diagnose whether you have a condition called vasovagal syncope. What to expect and how to prepare for this test.