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Diagnostic Tests

Moore Regional Hospital is a leader in regional heart care offering a number of treatment options for heart and vascular disease including both interventional and surgical methods.

In 2010 physicians at Moore Regional completed:

  • 4300 cardiac catheterizations
  • 850 additional catheterizations in the mobile lab
  • 339 open heart surgeries and 211 thoracic
  • 3,089 cardiac procedures with 600 vascular surgeries

Cardiovascular Diagnostics
Precise diagnosis of heart disease requires sophisticated technology. FirstHealth has Cardiovascular Diagnostic Labs at all three hospitals. Here physicians use advanced techniques and ultrasound procedures to view the heart in action allowing them to assess the function of the heart valves and determine appropriate treatment.

These tests include:

Cardiac catheterization is a procedure to examine blood flow to the heart and test how well the heart is pumping. To do cardiac catheterization a doctor inserts a thin plastic tube into an artery or vein in the arm or leg. From there it can be advanced into the chambers of the heart or into the coronary arteries. Catheters are also used to inject dye into the coronary arteries and this is called coronary (CT) angiography.

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