Providing state-of-the-art imaging care is a top priority for Fort Worth Heart.

The noninvasive cardiac imaging and testing specialists at Fort Worth Heart provide a range of cardiovascular imaging services for those with possible or existing vascular and heart conditions.

Cardiovascular imaging is essential to diagnosing cardiovascular conditions, and is used post treatment to monitor the effectiveness of the treatment. Each year, Fort Worth Heart perform more than 70,000 electrocardiograms, 15,000 echocardiograms, 5,000 stress tests, 800 cardiac magnetic resonance imaging studies and 1,800 radionuclide studies.

Our imaging specialists collaborate with our cardiologists as well as primary care physicians, radiologists and anesthesiologists. Working together on your heart health keeps the lines of communication clear and enhances the quality of care for our patients.

The primary cardiac imaging services we provide include:

  • Cardiovascular MRI -  MRI of the heart and vascular system. Also knows as CMR, a Cardiac MRI assess cardiomyopathies, pericardial disease as well as congenital heart disease.
  • Cardiovascular CT Scan - CCT is a pain free and non invasive diagnostic process in which a dye is injected into the veins in your arm. As this dye circulates through the body, a clear image of the heart is captured in a few seconds. Then our computer displays the information in 3D to help your radiologist and physician determine if you have coronary artery disease or other abnormalities of the heart and vascular system.
  • Echocardiography Laboratory - An echocardiogram is a test that produces images of a beating heart. Using ultrasound technology, a transthoracic echocardiogram allows our cardiologists to see the walls, chambers and valves within your heart, as well as blood flow within your heart. The test is not invasive and does not use any radiation or require any sedation.
  • Clinical Physiology Stress Testing - An exercise stress test helps your cardiologist to determine if your heart is getting enough blood and oxygen during physical activity. Patients are referred to the lab to determine the cause, risk assessment and outlook associated with various forms of heart disease, such as ischemic syndrome, congestive heart failure, arrhythmia and valvular heart disease.

Our team of cardiologists at Fort Worth Heart typically order stress tests for patients with:

  • Unexplained arm, neck, back or jaw discomfort
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Palpitations
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Fatigue
  • Heart disease and heart failure
  • Structural Heart Disease