Tests & Screenings

With a wide range of advanced heart tests and screenings employing the latest technology, staff at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center can more accurately pinpoint your cardiac symptoms and diagnose your condition. Get a better understanding about the tests and screenings available at Fountain Valley by reading below.

24-hour holter monitors

24-hour holter monitors are battery-operated ECG devices, which 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.

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 Fountain Valley connect you with a physician

Call ​(855) 226-3744 or use our Find A Physician tool to be connected to a heart care specialist who can answer your questions. You can also read more about diseases and conditions in our Health Library.