In life-threatening emergencies, find the emergency room location nearest you. For non-life-threatening medical needs when your pediatrician is unavailable, visit one of our convenient urgent care locations.
Doctors use different cardiac tests to diagnose possible heart problems in children. These heart tests are also often used on an ongoing basis in follow-up care and serve as a foundation in the excellent heart care provided at Children's Hospital Colorado.
As a cardiac patient, your child will undoubtedly experience one or more heart tests. Take some of the worry out of your child's heart tests by learning more about each test and what you should expect.
A chest x-ray is a non-invasive procedure that provides a picture of the heart, lungs and bones of the chest. Read more about chest x-rays.
CT Scan and MRI
A cardiac MRI is a test that uses a magnet to produce signals from the atoms within the body and then turns these signals into pictures of the body. Read more about CT scans and MRIs.
A "heart cath" is a minimally invasive procedure that gives doctors a better understanding of how each unique heart works. Read more about cardiac catheterization.
An echocardiogram (ECHO) is a non-invasive test that uses sound waves to create images of the heart. Read more about heart ECHOs.