Heart & Vascular Center

Phone Numbers

Lexington Medical Heart and Vascular Center
(803) 744-4900
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Main Campus
(803) 791-2621

LMC Lexington
(803) 358-6180

LMC Irmo
(803) 732-5388

Cardiac Diagnostics

Finding & Treating Heart Disease Early

Powerful CT scanners and advanced diagnostics give us the ability to see heart disease in clear detail. Those same exams and tests allow physicians to pinpoint cardiovascular treatments for maximum effectiveness. What’s more, these critical cardiac diagnostics are accessible right here in Lexington County.

  • Cardiac Catheterization
    This diagnostic is used to evaluate heart and its blood supply problems.
  • Echocardiogram
    This noninvasive test uses sound waves to evaluate the heart's chambers and valves.
  • Electrocardiogram or EKG
    This test records the electrical activity of the heart, shows abnormal rhythms (arrhythmias or dysrhythmias) and can detect heart muscle damage.
  • Electrophysiology Study
    In this test, insulated electric catheters are placed through the large vein in the upper leg into the heart.
  • Holter Monitor
    This small, portable ECG machine is worn by a patient to record heartbeats on tape over a period of 24 to 48 hours during normal activities.
  • PET/CT
    This nuclear scan gives information about blood flow through the coronary arteries.
  • Stress Test
    This test is given while a patient walks on a treadmill or pedals a stationary bike to monitor the heart during exercise.