Diagnosis and Screening
The first step in your heart treatment is diagnostic tests and screening. With many options to choose from to give you the most accurate diagnosis, you can trust our team of cardiologists to identify your heart issues. These tests are most often done in Hattiesburg at Forrest General's Cardiac Cath Lab, but some may be performed in our cardiology clinics throughout the Pine Belt and South Mississippi.
These tests help your cardiologist determine next steps and create a plan to manage your heart disease — such as medicine, other interventional procedures or surgery.
The following diagnostic procedures are performed at the Forrest General Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Lab:
- Cardiac MRI
- Electrophysiology studies
- Holter monitor
- Insertable cardiac monitor
- Tilt-table testing
- Transesophogeal echocardiogram