Cardiovascular Testing

Preventative Care and Diagnosis of Heart Disease at Oroville Hospital

Oroville Hospital administers a full range of cardiovascular testing to assess and manage the risk of cardiovascular disease and determine the prognosis and treatment of a particular disorder. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and cardiovascular testing is among the best tools for education and prevention of the serious risks of heart disease. Our highly qualified team of EKG, cardiovascular, Echocardiogram and vascular technicians are registered by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).

Oroville Hospital takes an active approach to cardiovascular health and care to ensure the appropriate management and treatment of heart disease. Some of the tests that are available at Oroville Hospital’s cardiovascular testing facility include:

  • Electrocardiogram (EKG) - measurement and analysis of heart rate and rhythm to identify irregular heart beat patterns.
  • 24 and 48 hour Holter Monitoring - heart rhythm is monitored continuously and recorded during regular daily activities over a 24 to 48 hour period.
  • Exercise Treadmill Testing - recording of the electrical activity of the heart under the stress of exercise while walking on a treadmill. Our facility conducts both Persantine and Cardiolyte tests, if needed, to assess heart function.
  • Event Recorder - a recording device sent with a patient for a month-long period to monitor unusual heart-related episodes such as excessively rapid heart rate and abnormal rhythms.
  • Echocardiogram - echocardiography uses sound waves to create a detailed image of the heart in action, usually performed to evaluate the valves and chambers of the heart. Stress echocardiography, conducted during an exercise test, is also available.
  • Segmental Blood Pressures - blood pressure measurements are taken using inflatable cuffs placed in multiple locations on the arms and legs. Segmental measurements give information about blood flow through arteries for the detection of blockages or occlusions.
  • Carotid Duplex Scans - ultrasound is used to obtain an image of the inside of the walls and interior of the carotid artery. Carotid duplex scans detect narrowing of the artery and/or plaque which may be affecting the flow of blood through the artery.
  • Venous Scans - ultrasound scanning of veins to detect and assess blockage due to blood clots.

For more information about cardiovascular testing, please contact us at Oroville Hospital by calling 530-532-8308.

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