Diagnostic Services

Providence Saint John's phenomenal success in treating patients with cardiac disease can be attributed to multiple factors. The heart program's high quality, dedicated nurses, physicians and technicians are the keys to our reputation. Also essential is our commitment to fast, accurate diagnosis and effective treatment through an array of cutting edge procedures and treatment options.

The Heart Program at Providence Saint John's is home to a full range of technologically advanced diagnostic testing, from the simple to the complex, to all aspects of surgical and interventional treatment of heart disease.

Scheduling Information

Open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Call: 310-829-8760
Plan to arrive 30 minutes before scheduled appointment

Accurate diagnosis

The use of the latest diagnostic techniques enables our physicians at Saint John's to make giant advances in treating heart disease. We offer the latest diagnostic and interventional imaging services available, with the exception of PET, which is available to all patients at Tower Saint John's Imaging, a state-of-the-art outpatient facility located just one block from Saint John's. The imaging center is a joint venture between Tower Imaging Medical Group and Providence Saint John's Health Center.

Diagnostic testing services include electrocardiograms (EKG), echocardiography, MRIs, cardiac catheterization and pacemaker / Implantable Cardio Defibrillator testing. Using Ultrafast CT Scan also allows our physicians to identify coronary artery disease at its earliest stage.

Diagnostic Tests Available Include:

  • Arterial duplex scans (Carotid and Femoral)
  • Cardiac catheterization (angiogram)
  • Echocardiogram (Transthoracic, Exercise, Transesophageal)
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG, Signal Average)
  • Electrophysiologic testing
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Nuclear stress testing
  • Pacemaker/ICD testing
  • PET scanning (at Tower Saint John's Imaging)
  • Pharmacological stress echocardiography
  • Tilt table testing
  • Treadmill stress test
  • Ultrafast CT scan for coronary calcium score
  • Venous duplex scans