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In-Office Cardiac Stress Testing in Pittsburgh, PA

In-Office Testing

Welcome to Specialists in Cardiovascular Medicine! We are a private practice located in the greater Pittsburgh, PA, area, serving patients in Monroeville, Shadyside, Irwin, and Greensburg. Our mission is to provide our patients with the highest quality of in-office testing services available, coupled with compassionate care.

Our experienced team of cardiologists, led by Dr. Aziz with over 35 years of experience, offers state-of-the-art testing methods to evaluate the overall health of your heart. Our in-office testing allows us to obtain accurate and detailed information about your heart, including its structure, function, and electrical activity. This information helps us diagnose potential issues in their earliest stages and develop a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.

If you’re ready to experience care from one of the top cardiologists Monroeville, PA, has to offer, schedule your first appointment with Specialists in Cardiovascular Medicine today. We look forward to providing you with exceptional in-office testing services that will help you achieve and maintain optimal heart health.


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Carotid Ultrasound Test, Echocardiogram Test & More

Convenient & Compassionate Cardiac Testing Services

At Specialists in Cardiovascular Medicine, we offer a wide range of in-office testing services to ensure that our patients receive the accurate answers they need to begin treatment. These in-office tests are performed by our experienced cardiologists, who specialize in diagnosing and treating both common and complex cardiovascular conditions.

Our in-office testing services include:

  • Echocardiogram test: This non-invasive test uses ultrasound technology to provide an image of the heart's chambers, valves and other structures. (Available in Monroeville, Shadyside, Irwin & Greensburg)
  • Stress echocardiography test: A stress echocardiogram test evaluates how well your heart works during physical activity and can detect abnormalities related to blood flow, heart valve function and other conditions. (Available in Monroeville, Shadyside, Irwin & Greensburg)
  • Treadmill test for heart activity: The treadmill test procedure, also known as exercise stress testing, is a type of heart test that uses electrical signals to track and record your heart's activity during physical exertion. (Available in Monroeville, Shadyside, Irwin & Greensburg)
  • Nuclear stress testing: This test uses imaging technology to measure how well your heart responds to physical activity and assess its overall function. (Available in Monroeville only)
  • Carotid ultrasound: This test is used to measure the thickness of your carotid arteries, which are located in the neck and can be indicators of heart health. (Available in Monroeville only)

Our staff is highly experienced and dedicated to providing comprehensive cardiac care. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today. We look forward to helping you maintain your heart health!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between an EKG and an echocardiogram?

An EKG (electrocardiogram) is a non-invasive test that records the electrical activity of the heart to detect any issues with the heart's rhythm. An echocardiogram, on the other hand, is a non-invasive test that uses sound waves to create a moving image of the heart, allowing your cardiologist to evaluate the heart's structure and function. While an EKG is a quick and straightforward test, an echocardiogram is generally more detailed and can provide more information about the heart's overall health.

How long does a stress test take to complete?

A treadmill stress test typically takes around 45 minutes to an hour to complete. During the test, you will walk on a treadmill while the team monitors your heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing.

A nuclear stress test will take approximately 4-3 hours. This test is performed by injecting a small, safe amount of radioactive material into your bloodstream. This test will allow the team to take pictures of your heart and assess how much blood it pumps in different situations. 

Do you accept insurance for in-office testing?

Yes! As a private practice, Specialists in Cardiovascular Medicine accepts insurance from a wide range of providers, including UPMC, Highmark, and most commercial insurance plans. That said, it’s best to check with your specific insurance company to understand what’s covered and what isn’t.

How can I get started with the best heart specialist near me?

At Specialists in Cardiovascular Medicine, we want it to be as easy as possible for our patients to get started on the road to better heart health. Just use our simple online tool to request your first appointment at one of our hospital locations today.

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