Cardiovascular Testing and Diagnostics

Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute

Diagnosing Cardiac Disease at the Earliest Stage Possible

The most advanced diagnostic technology is the backbone of successful cardiovascular treatment, enabling the diagnosis of disease at an early stage. The state-of-the-art cardiovascular diagnostic technology at the Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute includes the following kinds of testing.

Learn about our types of diagnostic technology 

Cardiac Monitoring

  • Holter monitor to continuously record cardiac rhythm for up to 96 hours
  • Cardiac event monitoring for up to 30 days
  • Mobile Cardiac Telemetry (MCT) Monitor (continuous monitoring for up to 30 days)
  • Implantable Loop Recorder (continuous monitoring for up to three years)

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Echocardiography and Stress Testing

  • Two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiogram
  • Treadmill and pharmacologic stress echocardiogram
  • Two- and three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiogram
  • Exercise treadmill stress testing
  • Cardiopulmonary metabolic stress testing

Learn more about echocardiography and stress testing

Cardiac MRI and MRA

  • Cardiac MRI
  • Magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA)

Cardiac MRI and MRA

Cardiac CT Scan

  • Coronary CT arteriography
  • Coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring

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Noninvasive Vascular Testing

  • Noninvasive Vascular Testing
  • Carotid ultrasound
  • Venous ultrasound
  • Renal artery ultrasound
  • Mesenteric artery ultrasound
  • Abdominal aorta ultrasound
  • Peripheral arterial exam

The following noninvasive vascular tests are now available at our 950 Warren Avenue location in East Providence, RI:

  • Physiological testing (pulse volume recordings(PVR)/ankle-brachial Index)
  • Arterial and venous exams
  • Cerebrovascular/carotid exams
  • Abdominal aorta, mesenteric, and renal artery exams

Learn more about noninvasive vascular testing

Nuclear Cardiology

  • Myocardial perfusion imaging stress test
  • Cardiac blood pool scan (RVG)
  • PET and PET/CT scans

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HeartFlow Analysis

This first of its kind technology is only available at Newport Hospital.

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Intersocietal Accreditations

The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) provides accreditation programs to ensure quality patient care in cardiac testing and imaging. The Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute received IAC accreditation at certain locations in the following areas:

Echocardiography: adult transthoracic, adult stress, and adult transesophageal

Nuclear/PET: myocardial perfusion imaging and general nuclear medicine

Vascular: Extracranial cerebrovascular testing, peripheral venous testing, and peripheral arterial testing

Pediatric Echocardiography: Fetal and pediatric transthoracic at Hasbro Children’s Hospital


All test results done at the Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute are available in LifeChart, Lifespan’s electronic health record system. LifeChart allows you to securely access your medical information through the MyLifespan patient portal.

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