Advanced cardiac imaging is one of the outstanding strengths we offer patients.
At the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, our non-invasive cardiology team uses state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge non-invasive methods to diagnosis heart disease. Advanced imaging technologies have dramatically improved the ability to detect and treat cardiovascular disease at an early stage.
Patients who are at increased risk for heart disease, either because of genetics or lifestyle choices, are especially well served by today’s enhanced technology. Non-invasive cardiac procedures can allow the achievement of similar results of procedures that are more invasive, but with less risk, no exposure to radiation (X-Rays), and fewer needles. There is little to no pain associated with ultrasounds and the procedures are much shorter than more invasive testing.
Advanced Cardiac Imaging Services
- Advanced nuclear cardiology with state-of-the-art techniques for perfusion mapping
- Viability assessments
- Cardiac amyloidosis imaging
- Cardiovascular inflammation imaging
- Advanced echocardiography
- Cardiac CT and MRI
Services and Procedures
Diagnostic procedures performed at the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute include:
- 640-Slice CT scan
- Abdominal aorta ultrasound
- Arrhythmia mapping
- Cardiac MRI
- Carotid ultrasound
- Computerized Tomography (CT) scan
- CT angiography\
- D SPECT
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Electrophysiological studies (EPS)
- Event monitors
- Holter monitoring
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging
- Non-invasive flow studies
- Radioisotope examinations of the heart
- Signal-averaging EGG
- Stress testing
- Tilt table
- Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)
- Vascular ultrasound
Things to know before undergoing a procedure
- Most of our procedures are short, but plan on spending a couple of hours to account for checking in on the ground floor, walking to the department, and completing your test.
- If you are having a stress test we recommend that you wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothes; as though you were going to the gym or to exercise.
- You cannot eat prior to a stress test or a TEE. If you are having these procedures and need to take your morning medications, do so with a small sip of water. Please consult your physician if you have any questions about how you should take your medications prior to your procedure.
- If you are having a TEE you must have an individual available to drive you home following the test due to the sedation you will be given. If you do not have a person to take you home, your test will be rescheduled to a time that can have a ride arranged.
Peter is “living his life” thanks to the cardiac surgical care he received.
The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute Advanced Heart Failure team was the first in West Virginia to implant the Cordella® Pulmonary Artery Pressure Sensor System as part of the PROACTIVE-HF Pivotal Trial sponsored by Endotronix.
The experts at the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute conduct ongoing heart and vascular clinical trials and research studies.
Academics & Fellowship Programs
Learn more about the WVU School of Medicine Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery.
Our Non-Invasive Cardiology Faculty
Through partnerships and affiliations with local hospitals and clinics, we bring access to complete comprehensive care for patients across West Virginia, and into surrounding regions, including Maryland, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, and beyond.
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Morgantown, WV 26506
WVU Heart and Vascular Institute at Wheeling Hospital
20 Medical Park, Ste. 105
Wheeling, WV 26003