Heart imaging in Ocala, Florida

At Ocala Health, we offer specialized heart screening and imaging services to diagnose and identify any heart abnormalities, diseases or disorders.

Our cardiologists and heart specialists use the results to diagnose and then treat any identified heart condition to get you on the pathway to your best heart health.

If you would like more information about our heart screening services, please call us at (352) 401-1427.

We are dedicated to providing the comprehensive heart health services you need to lead your healthiest life. To deliver effective cardiovascular treatments, we start with the heart screening and imaging services. These screening tests help us detect any conditions you may have as early as possible, even before you notice symptoms.

At Ocala Regional Medical Center and West Marion Community Hospital, we provide an array of diagnostic heart screening tests and procedures, including:

  • Echocardiogram (ECHO)—A specialized, non-invasive ultrasound creates a “motion picture” of your heart, allowing for assessment of your heart's pumping capacity and function
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)—A test measuring the electrical activity of your heart
  • Electrophysiology (EP) study—A procedure performed to measure the electrical activity of the heart often used to diagnose the cause of abnormal heart rhythms
  • Holter monitoring—A method, often used when symptoms of fainting and palpitations are present, to monitor the heart's electrical activity for a 24- or 48-hour period
  • Stress test (nuclear and treadmill)—Tests monitoring your heart's response to exercise and, when a nuclear stress test is performed, the adequacy of blood flow to your heart muscle
  • Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR)—An assessment tool used during a coronary interventional procedure to determine whether or not to perform angioplasty or stenting on “intermediate” blockages

Cardiac catheterization

Cardiac catheterization is used to identify any blockages in the arteries supplying blood to the heart. During this procedure, a small, flexible tube called a catheter is inserted into the groin or wrist and guided to the heart. After your procedure, we are here to guide you through cardiac catheterization recovery.

Cardiac catheterization is also used to:

  • Assess the functioning of the heart valves and chambers
  • Check for heart defects
  • Detect blockages of blood flow to and from the heart
  • Develop a personalized treatment plan
  • Diagnose heart conditions or diseases
  • Evaluate an enlarged heart
  • Measure pressures within the heart