Non-Invasive Cardiology

Many of our well-trained clinical staff members hold special certifications indicating ongoing training in complex procedures.

The following non-invasive procedures are available at both our Walnut Creek and Concord campuses:

Electrocardiogram

Uses an electrocardiographic (EKG) machine to evaluate the electrical activity generated by the heart at rest and with activity.

Echocardiography

Uses ultrasound, or high-frequency sound waves, to create graphic images of the heart's structures, pumping action, and direction of blood flow. Stress echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) are also available.

Nuclear stress testing

A method of producing images by detecting radiation from different parts of the body after the administration of a radioactive tracer material.

Coronary angiography

Uses 64-slice computed tomography (CT) scan to reveal the internal structures of the heart and the coronary arteries (Concord campus only).

Awards & Recognition

Walnut Creek and Concord Medical Centers have earned the 2018 Get With The Guidelines® - Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

Hospitals receiving Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus Achievement Award have reached an aggressive goal of treating patients with 85 percent or higher compliance to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association® for 2 consecutive calendar years. In addition, those hospitals have demonstrated 75 percent compliance to (four out of ten heart failure quality measures or seven out of ten stroke quality measures) during the 12-month period.

U.S. News & World Report Top Hospital

Since 2010, our hospitals have been included the annual list of America’s Best Hospitals, as well as rated as high-performing in Cardiology & Heart Surgery.

Concord Medical Center has demonstrated sustained achievement in ACTION Registry® for eight consecutive quarters and met high performance standards for specific heart attack performance measures to receive this 2018 award.

Concord Medical Center is recognized as Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care.