Accurate diagnosis is the first step in caring for heart and vascular conditions. At StoneSprings Hospital Center, we emphasize the importance of early detection and use a wide range of advanced diagnostic tools to pinpoint the problem—quickly and accurately, so your care can start as soon as possible.

Your First Choice for Heart & Vascular Diagnosis

When you suspect a heart attack, a fast, precise diagnosis is critical. StoneSprings provides the highest level of care from the onset of symptoms through diagnosis and treatment. We apply this same level of care to all our diagnostic services, emphasizing the importance of early detection.

Our Cardiovascular Diagnostic Services

With a focus on highly precise diagnosis and patient safety, we offer the most advanced diagnostic tools and services for cardiovascular care, including:

  • Around–the–clock Cardiac Catheterization Lab staffed by skilled specialists who can diagnose and often treat heart conditions on the spot. Our lab is equipped with:
    • Built–in 64–slice, low–dose CT (computed tomography) for 3–D anatomy images of the heart and blood vessels for the highest level of accuracy during procedures
    • Advanced MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) offering high–speed, high–definition imaging and open–MRI for patients who may feel claustrophobic during traditional MRI
  • Peripheral vascular labs, featuring advanced imaging technology such as the GE Innova IQ Plus. This technology provides your doctor with a clear view of the vascular field, resulting in more reliable detection and treatment and less exposure to radiation.

Your cardiovascular care at StoneSprings Hospital may involve one or more of the following services:

  • Angiography – Uses X–rays to create images of the inside of vessels surrounding the heart
  • Echocardiography (ECHO) (color flow, Doppler, intraoperative, stress, transesophageal [TEE]) – Uses noninvasive ultrasound imaging to detect weaknesses in the heart's rhythm and function
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG) – Measures the electrical activity of the heart
  • Graded exercise tolerance testing – Compares heart circulation at rest with heart circulation at different levels of exertion
  • Heart catheterization – Uses a small catheter tube and X–rays to see inside the heart and blood vessels
  • Stress tests – Use medications or measured activity to assess heart activity under stress
  • Vascular testing – Employs a comprehensive range of noninvasive procedures to determine blood flow and circulation or blockages in vessels outside the heart
  • 3–D color ultrasound – Uses high–frequency sound waves to create video images of the heart, blood vessels and tissue; often used for fetal heart imaging