The St. Vincent Heart Center is a system of outpatient and inpatient hospital services at locations throughout Indiana. All of these services are available at the primary Heart Centers at 86th St. and/or 106th & N. Meridian, Indianapolis. Many of these services are also available at many of the St. Vincent Hospitals and Heart Care Clinics throughout Indiana.
For the Heart Center scheduling desk call 317-583-5151.
Overview: Outpatient Heart and Vascular Care Services
One of the most common tests besides having your blood pressure taken is the EKG.
During your appointment, don't be surprised if you need to have an EKG test. EKG is a first line test for physicians to better understand the inner workings of the heart and identify abnormalities within the different functions of the heart.
"The heart is like a home within the body and it has 4 rooms within that home. The plumbing is the coronary arteries. The electrical portion in your heart is responsible for conduction of the heartbeat. It's the pump action of the heart and the heartbeat that the electrocardiogram (EKG) measures using 12 placed leads. But be assured, having an EKG does not hurt."