Preparing for Your Diagnostic Test

Find out what to expect, how to prepare and what to bring for your appointment.

Carotid Doppler
A test that uses ultrasound waves to create pictures of the insides of the two carotid arteries of your neck. These arteries supply your brain with oxygen-rich blood. A carotid doppler shows whether plaque has narrowed your carotid arteries.

An echocardiogram (or echo) uses ultrasound to create images of the heart. The sound waves show the function of your heart valves, the pumping action of your heart, and can detect any abnormalities.

Exercise Stress Test
An exercise stress test looks at your heart and its response to increased workloads (activity) or stress. This is done by walking on a treadmill at different speeds and incline levels.

Holter Monitor
A Holter monitor is a continuous electrocardiogram (ECG) that shows how your heart reacts to activity throughout the day while performing normal daily activities.

Myocardial Perfusion Imaging (MPI)
This test shows how blood flows through the heart and if there are any blockages. There are two parts to this test – an exercise and a rest portion. Each part will take about between 1–1.5 hours to complete with a 3–4-hour break in between (approximately 5 to 6 hours in total).

Patient | Clinic Questionnaire (RACC)
(Not required for diagnostic tests)

If you have been asked to complete a patient questionnaire, click the button to download the form. Please print, fill in, and bring the completed questionnaire to your first appointment.


Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

For information on the cardiac rehabilitation program, click the button below to be redirected to visit the program's website.

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