Cardiology Services


In 2010 Hardin Medical Center added a full-time cardiologist to its staff of full time physicians

The Cardiology Services department currently offers the following tests—


  • EKG – Tracing of electrical heart activity; records heart rhythm

  • Holter Monitor – Record of heart activity for a 24 hour period

  • Echocardiogram – Ultrasound of heart

  • Carotid Doppler – Ultrasound of carotid arteries

  • Blood Tests – Measure of damage to heart muscle

  • CT of Heart – 3-D images of the heart

  • Cardiac Calcium Scoring – Uses CT to detect the location and extent of calcified plaque in the coronary arteries

  • Exercise Stress Test – Measures heart function during exercise

  • Nuclear Stress Test – Combination of basic exercise stress test and nuclear images (can be non-exercise)