Diagnosis

At Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, we believe that everyone who comes to our Heart & Vascular Center is unique. We develop personalized treatment plans for each patient. The first step in this process may include one or more tests to help us accurately diagnose your condition. We are a nationally recognized leader in some forms of diagnostic testing, such as cardiovascular imaging. This level of expertise is why many hospitals refer their most complex cases to us. 

Expert Heart & Vascular Diagnosis in the Piedmont Region 

Experiencing symptoms of cardiovascular disease can be scary. We help reassure our patients by performing the most appropriate forms of diagnostic testing quickly and accurately. Once we diagnose your condition, we can start working on your treatment plan to help you feel better.

Highlights of our diagnostic services include: 

  • Convenience: We perform diagnostic testing in one central location. In some cases, it’s possible to undergo tests and discuss them with your doctor on the same day.
  • Expertise: Our team includes technologists, doctors and nurses dedicated exclusively to the expert diagnosis of heart conditions.
  • Seamless Care: Our entire heart team works together throughout your health care experience. From diagnosis to treatment and follow up, our specialists collaborate to ensure that you receive smooth, coordinated care. 
  • Leadership: Our specialists are distinguished in their field. We frequently provide training to technicians from other hospitals on advanced procedures, such as renal and mesenteric ultrasounds, to detect certain types of kidney disease.

Diagnostic Services at Wake Heart & Vascular Center 

We offer a broad range of diagnostic tests including: 

  • Cardiovascular Imaging: Techniques to capture images of your heart and vascular system. 
  • Cardiac Ultrasound & Stress Testing: Diagnostic services in transthoracic, transesophageal, and stress testing.
  • Diagnostic Catheterization: Special tests that use thin, spaghetti-like tubes (catheters) to access your heart and nearby arteries. 
  • Vascular Ultrasound: Tests that use sound wave technology to produce detailed images of your blood vessels. 
  • Nuclear Study: Tests that produce still and moving pictures of your heart with the assistance of trace amounts of radioactive substance. 

Contact Us 

Request an appointment online. Or, for more information, please call: 

  • 336-716-WAKE or 
  • 888-716-WAKE (toll-free) 

 

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Last Updated: 06-26-2014
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