Cardiology Clinic


The Porter Heart & Vascular Center Clinic provides premier heart care to Interior Alaska residents and visitors. Our team will coordinate your heart care, involving your primary care provider and other specialists when needed, to ensure the best possible outcomes.

Our cardiovascular clinic offers short and long-term management of heart disease including:

  • Cardiac Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiography  (EKG)
  • Holter and Event Monitoring
  • Stress Testing
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Pacemaker Analysis
  • Follow-up care for bypass surgery and cardiac catheterization patients
  • Peripheral vascular circulatory assessment

Please contact your physician for a referral or our office for more information.

Diagnostic Testing

An accurate diagnosis is the first step to creating a personalized treatment plan. Our cardiology clinic offers the following diagnostic heart tests:

  • Cardiac Catheterization (also called cardiac cath, coronary angiography or heart catheterization) gives your doctor a view of the valves, the heart muscle and coronary arteries at work. If your doctor finds a problem during a catheterization, he or she may treat it right away. This procedure happens in the Catherterization Laboratory.
  • Echocardiography:  During an echocardiogram, also called an Echo, a technician uses a painless technique to send sound waves into the patient’s chest. This produces a moving picture of the heart and heart valves.
  • Electrocardiography (ECG or EKG):  An electrocardiogram measures the electrical activity in a heartbeat. Patients can be hooked to electrodes or wear a heart monitor (a small box that weighs less than one pound). Monitoring devices send signals to technicians who observe the heart rate and rhythm.
  • Nuclear Imaging: Nuclear medicine is a unique type of medical imaging that uses very small and safe amounts of radioactive materials in conjunction with a specialized camera to diagnose diseases. Heart scans are most often used to image blood flow to, and the function of, the heart.
  • Stress Testing:  Stress/exercise testing involves studying the heart while under maximum cardiac stress. It allows technicians to measure the heart's efficiency when subjected to predetermined exercise or cardiac medications. Patients may walk on a treadmill or lie still under a camera depending on how the physician chooses to view their heart function.
  • Tilt Table Testing: Tilt table testing serves as a screening tool to determine which patients are susceptible to neutrally mediated vasodepressor syncope. Indications for test include syncope, near syncope, or chronic fatigue syndrome.

Conveniently located in the hospital, heart diagnostic procedures are conducted on an outpatient basis. Results are then interpreted and sent to your physician who will discuss the findings with you. Fairbanks Memorial staff will provide specific instruction at the time of scheduling and will provide direction and assistance during the tests.

P: (907) 458-6450
F: (907) 458-6430

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

FMH North Entrance
First Floor
1650 Cowles Street

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