Heart tests in Wichita, Kansas
The heart care specialists at Wesley Medical Center and Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER perform thousands of diagnostic heart tests each year. With these advanced screening tests, your doctor can identify risks and diagnose problems in their early stages.
For more information about our cardiology services, or to find a cardiologist, please call (316) 962-3627.
At Wesley Healthcare, we believe that education and screenings are essential to preventing heart disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S., making it extremely important to receive screenings for heart disease if you are at risk.
Genetics and lifestyle choices can both play roles in your risk for heart disease. If you have high blood pressure, are overweight or have a family history of heart disease, talk to your doctor about getting your cardiac calcium score.
Heart imaging services
Wesley offers a variety of heart screening and imaging services, including:
- Computed tomography (CT) scan
- Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG)
- Echocardiogram (ECHO)
- Stress test
- Holter monitoring
- Nuclear stress test
- Cardiac stress test
- Chest X-ray
Coronary calcium scan
A coronary calcium scan is a non-invasive way to obtain information about the presence, location and extent of calcified plaque in the coronary arteries—the vessels that supply blood to the heart muscle.
Calcified plaque results when fat and other substances build-up under the inner layer of the artery. This material can calcify, which signals the presence of atherosclerosis, a disease of the vessel wall (also called coronary artery disease or CAD). People with this disease have an increased risk of heart attacks.
Cardiac CT scan
Wesley’s Discovery CT750 HD scanner offers the world’s best high-definition, low-dose CT technology. The 128-slice imaging device creates sharper, more detailed images and reduces the radiation dose by 83 percent on cardiac scans and 50 percent across the rest of the body, compared to predecessor CT systems.
The scanner delivers a clear cardiac image, which allows physicians to detect heart disease using non-invasive procedures. Enhanced pictures of the coronary arteries and the opportunity to look at each section of the heart individually can help identify your risk for a heart attack.
We perform diagnostic and interventional heart procedures in our state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization lab, also called the cath lab.
Cardiac catheterization is a minimally invasive procedure in which a small catheter is inserted into an artery, usually in the wrist or groin, and guided through your blood vessels to your heart. This allows the doctor to view inside of your blood vessels to diagnose cardiovascular diseases, heart attack and other conditions. If a heart attack is detected, intervention is provided immediately.
Electrophysiology studies evaluate your heart’s electrical system to identify abnormal heart rhythms, called heart arrhythmias. This study gives your doctor information about where your abnormal heart rhythm originates and what causes it.