Tests & Screenings

Understanding the source of your cardiac symptoms is one of the first steps in designing a treatment plan for your heart condition. At Los Alamitos Medical Center, we offer a range of screenings and tests to help reach that diagnosis. Among them are:

24-hour Holter monitors

24-hour Holter monitors are battery-operated ECG devices that monitor and record the heart's electrical activity for 24 hours.

Arterial vascular study lower extremity

An arterial vascular study of the lower extremity typically involves inflating blood pressure cuffs on the legs while recording the pulse sounds through a Doppler transducer.

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Electrocardiogram (ECG)

An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a test in which electrodes on the chest are used to monitor and record the electrical activity of the heart.

Electroencephalogram (EEG)

An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test that uses electrodes placed on the scalp to detect the electrical activity of the brain.

Thallium and dobutamine testing

Thallium and dobutamine are two medications that are used to facilitate cardiac testing. Thallium is a radioactive substance that travels through the vessels and helps make the path the blood has traveled visible while dobutamine chemically increases the heart rate for those who are unable to walk on a treadmill.

Let Los Alamitos connect you with a physician in your area

Call (855) 840-3668 or use our Find A Physician tool to be connected to a heart care specialist who can help you. You can also read more about heart diseases and conditions in our Health Library.