Cardiovascular Diagnostics

At the Heart & Vascular Institute, we offer superior cardiovascular diagnostic services including the most advanced tests and technologies available. The Heart & Vascular Institute at UnityPoint Health - Meriter is the only Madison-area health care organizations to earn national accreditation by the Commissions for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories, Nuclear Laboratories and Vascular Laboratories for all three of our diagnostic laboratories.

Our cardiologists, radiologists, interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons, nuclear technologists, exercise specialists, cardiac sonographers and cardiovascular technicians work together to assure a level of unparalleled excellence in patient care.

Advanced Technology to Diagnose Heart Health

We offer a full range of tests to accurately determine the size and strength of the heart and the health of its valves and chambers including:

Echo Diagnostics

We perform a variety of cardiac ultrasound procedures such as echocardiogram, stress echocardiogram, transesophageal echocardiogram, and dobutamine stress echo test.

Nuclear Diagnostics

A small amount of radioactive tracer is injected into your vein to help produce images of your heart at 

rest and during exercise or medicine-induced stress. These procedures include adenosine stress test, exercise nuclear stress test and exercise tolerance test.

CT Diagnostics

Computed tomography tests, including cardiac CT angiography and coronary calcium screening, provide valuable images of your heart.

Cardiac MRI Diagnostics

Magnetic resonance imaging provides dimensional, detailed images of your heart, including the chambers and valves, for the most accurate diagnosis.

Vascular Diagnostics

Using state-of-the-art technology and proven expertise, our team of specialists performs a variety of diagnostic studies to evaluate arteries and veins and identify blood clots, artery blockages, aneurysms, and other vital information.