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Cardiac Testing

Your cardiologist or primary care doctor may refer you for a cardiac test if you have signs or symptoms of a heart problem. Columbia Memorial Hospital can perform that testing and get you the highly accurate results needed to help you protect your health.

Our cardiac testing expertise

A member of our well-trained staff will perform your cardiac test. The results will be reviewed by a board-certified CMH cardiologist.

Most tests are provided in the CMH-OHSU Health Cardiology Clinic or in the Respiratory Therapy Department at the hospital.

Here are some of the heart testing services we provide:

  • Cardiac event monitoring, which uses a portable device that records your heart when you are having symptoms.
  • Echocardiogram, which uses soundwaves to visualize your heart. We also offer transesophageal echocardiogram, which obtains very clear images because the soundwave device is passed through your esophagus nearer to your heart. Our Echocardiology Department is the only Oregon Coast facility that is triple-accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG), which records a snapshot of your heart's electrical activity.
  • Holter monitoring, which uses a portable device that collects information over 24 to 48 hours. Your doctor can use this information to diagnose a problem such as arrhythmia.
  • International normalized ratio (INR) blood test, which is used to monitor people who are taking medicine to prevent blood clots.
  • Stress (treadmill) test, which checks on your heart while you walk on a treadmill.

If you need a heart test that is not available at CMH, we can help you get it through our partnership with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). After you have your test at OHSU, you'll seamlessly transition back to CMH for follow-up care.

How to get a cardiac test

You will need a referral from your primary care doctor, cardiologist or other provider to schedule a heart test at CMH.