Heart disease is described as any condition that can affect the function, health, or overall condition of the heart. It remains one of the leading causes of death for both men and women in the United States. If you are exhibiting any signs of heart disease, such as shortness of breath, chest pain, swelling, or irregular heart, most physicians would recommend you undergo the appropriate testing to receive the appropriate diagnosis or assess your risk of developing heart disease.
At Buckeye Heart & Vascular Institute our state of the art facilities are equipped with advanced technology and imaging needed to screen patients for heart disease. Our experienced physicians are committed to helping each of our patients understand their diagnosis and treatment through patient-centered cardiology care. If you are searching for an experienced team of cardiologists, visit one of our convenient Buckeye Heart & Vascular Institute locations in Beaverhead, OH; Springboro, OH; or Dayton, OH.
How is Heart Disease Diagnosed?
To diagnose heart disease, your physician may need to perform a series of tests. During your initial appointment, your physician may ask you about your symptoms, family history of heart disease, and your medical history. Your physician may also order a blood test. A blood test helps measure factors like cholesterol, which in excess amounts can increase your risk of heart disease, heart attack, and stroke.
In addition to a physical exam and blood test, your physician may also recommend a series of test to get a comprehensive view of the heart.
- Stress Test
- Holter Monitor
- Carotid Ultrasound
- Tilt Table Test
- Chest X-Ray
- Cardiac Catheterization
- Electrophysiology Study (EP Study)
Early diagnosis may help reduce your risk of serious complications and may even broaden the types of treatments available to you. Heart disease is a serious disease that should be addressed through routine care with an experienced cardiologist. Visit our team at Buckeye Heart& Vascular for the care you need.
Cardiologist in Dayton, OH
Buckeye Heart & Vascular Institute offers a full range of diagnostic imaging and testing for patients in need. If you would like to learn more about our services, call 937-203-8602 or request an appointment online.