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Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics

State-of-the-Art Imaging, Monitoring, & Testing Technology

Opelousas General offers comprehensive cardiopulmonary diagnostic services. Equipped with a combination of state-of-the-art equipment and highly skilled specialists, patients have access to life-saving diagnostic procedures, including:

  • Electrocardiogram (EKG) – Monitors the electrical activity of the heart.
  • Event monitoring – A small electronic device patients wear to record heart rhythms over an extended period of time, usually weeks to months.
  • Exercise stress tests – Provides information on how the heart performs with stress, usually on a treadmill.
  • Holter monitoring – A portable EKG that provides physicians continuous information on heart activity.
  • Nuclear testing – Uses a small amount of radiation to provide advanced images of the heart.
  • Tilt table procedure – Shows how heart rate and blood pressure respond to changes in position.
  • Transesophogeal echocardiogram (TEE) – An ultrasound test that passes a small transducer down the esophagus to provide a clearer image of your heart structure.
  • Ultrasounds – Uses high-frequency sound waves to determine the speed and direction of blood flow in the heart.