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Cardiovascular System - Laboratory Test and Diagnostic Procedures

angiography Recording blood vessels after the injection of contrast into the bloodstream
cardiac catheterzation Introducing a catheter into a vein or artery to measure pressure and flow patterns of blood
doppler ultrasound Measuring blood flow in vessels via sound waves
echocardiography Producing images of the heart via sound waves or echoes
electrocardiograhpy Recording electricity flowing through the heart
holter monitor Detection of abnormal heart rhythms that involves having a patient wear a compact versionof an electrocardiograph for 24 hours
lipid test Mesurements of cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood
lipoproteins tests Measurements of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) in the blood
magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) Producing an image by beaming magnetic waves at the heart that gives a detailed information about congenital heart disease, cardiac masses, and disease within large blood vessels
MUGA scan Imaging the motion of heart wall muscles and assessing the function of the heart via a multiplegated acquisition scan, which uses radioactive chemical.
positron emission tomography (PET Scan) radioactive chemicals which release radioactive particles are injected into the bloodsteam and travel to the heart. Cross-sectional images show the flow of blood and the functional activity of the heart muscle
serum enzyme test Measurements of enzymes released into the blood stream after a heart attack
Technetium 99m Sestamibi Scan A radioactive chemical is injected intravenously and shows perfusion of blood in heart muscle. It is taken up in the area of a myocardial infarction producing hot spots
Thallium-201 scan A radio active test that shows where thallium-201 localizes in heart muscle
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