Heart tests and proceduresHeart tests and proceduresHeart tests and proceduresHEnglishCardiologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)HeartCardiovascular systemTests;ProceduresAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2018-03-16T04:00:00ZLanding PageCollection Hub<p>The cardiologist will make a diagnosis by gathering as much information as possible. Your child may need to have several tests in order to help diagnose their condition and determine what should be done to treat their condition.</p><p>The cardiologist will make a diagnosis by gathering as much information as possible. Your child may need to have several tests in order to help diagnose their condition and determine what should be done to treat their condition.</p><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Imaging tests and procedures</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Read about the different imaging test that your child may need to help diagnose and treat their condition. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2440&language=English">Angiogram</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1222&language=English">Angiogram: Caring for your child at home after the procedure</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1274&language=English">Echocardiogram</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1275&language=English">Echocardiogram bubble study</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1642&language=English">Echocardiogram (heart ultrasound)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1641&language=English">Electrocardiogram (ECG), holter monitor and telephone transmitter</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1276&language=English">Electrocardiogram (ECG) test</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1281&language=English">Holter monitors</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1647&language=English">Imaging tests: X-ray, MRI and CT scan</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1270&language=English">Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Exercise tests</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn about exercise tests and how they are used to understand your child's condition better. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1301&language=English">Lung perfusion and ventilation scans</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1282&language=English">MUGA scan</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1286&language=English">Six-minute walk</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1288&language=English">Stress MIBI: Testing your child's heart</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1289&language=English">Treadmill test</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1293&language=English">VO2 max exercise test</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Heart catherterization</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn what heart catheterization is and how the procedure is used to help treat your child's condition. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=46&language=English">Atrial septal defect: Closure in the heart catheterization lab</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1667&language=English">Balloon angioplasty</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1668&language=English">Balloon atrial septostomy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1669&language=English">Balloon (dilatation) valvuloplasty</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=51&language=English">Catheter ablation in the heart catheterization lab</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1670&language=English">Closure device insertion</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=53&language=English">Coarctation and recoarctation of the aorta: Balloon angioplasty in the heart catheterization lab</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1666&language=English">Heart catheterization</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1214&language=English">Heart catheterization: Caring for your child after the procedure</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=59&language=English">Heart catheterization: Getting ready for the procedure</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1645&language=English">Heart catheterization test</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1015&language=English">Pulmonary artery stenosis: Balloon angioplasty in the heart catheterization lab</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1671&language=English">Stent insertion</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Heart rhythm testing</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Both an electrocardiogram and a Holter monitor measures the electrical activity of the heart. Find out how these test can help your child. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1641&language=English">Electrocardiogram (ECG), holter monitor and telephone transmitter</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1276&language=English">Electrocardiogram (ECG) test</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1281&language=English">Holter monitors</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Nuclear medicine tests</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>A small amount of radioactive material is used in nuclear medicine tests. Images are then taken of where the radioactive material goes in the body and this helps doctors diagnose conditions. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1301&language=English">Lung perfusion and ventilation scans</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1282&language=English">MUGA scan</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1644&language=English">Nuclear medicine tests and heart conditions</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1288&language=English">Stress MIBI: Testing your child's heart</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Other tests</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn about some other tests that doctors use to help them diagnose and treat your child. </p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1646&language=English">Blood work</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1640&language=English">Oxygen saturation monitoring</a></li></ol></div>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/heart_learning_hub.pnghearttests

 

 

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