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Cardiac Diagnostics

We offer a full breadth of cardiology services from expert diagnostics to state of the art treatments. Our philosophy is to prevent long hospitalizations by using minimally invasive techniques as much as possible.

Electrocardiograms

Also called EKGs, electrocardiograms are performed by placing electrode patches on the chest and extremities and connecting them to a machine. The sensors picks up electrical activity in the heart and sends the results to the printer and a monitor. A lot of information can be obtained from an electrocardiogram, including heart rate and heart rhythm. It can help determine if a heart attack is occurring and reveal where the damage is located.

Echocardiogram

An echocardiogram, also known as an echo, is a relatively simple test in which high-frequency sound waves are bounced off the heart to create an image of its structures, somewhat like the sonar a submarine uses underwater. Using a sound probe placed at various locations on the chest, the doctor can see an image of the pumping action of the heart and how the valves are working.

Exercise Stress Tests

Also known as “treadmill tests,” exercise stress tests are used to look for coronary heart disease or blocked coronary arteries. It can be used to access the cause of chest pain. Patients undergoing this test walk on a treadmill machine while a technician monitors their symptoms and blood pressure, and an electrocardiogram. If patients cannot exercise, the heart is “stressed” with drugs that mimic the effect of exercise on the treadmill.

Exercise Echocardiography

Exercise echocardiography is another type of stress test combining exercise and echocardiogram pictures to show the contraction of the heart. Like exercise stress tests, drugs can be used to for patients who cannot exercise.

Ambulatory Electrocardiographic Monitoring (Heart Monitoring)

This monitoring includes holter and event monitoring. Both these tests provide the doctor with information about how the patient’s heart responds during normal daily activities over a period of time. These tests can be done for several days or longer depending on the information the doctor needs.

Nuclear Perfusion Tests

These tests use a small amount of a radioactive agent to study blood flow, how the chambers of the heart are functioning and how big they are. These tests may be used to monitor the progress of disease in patients. They may be done with an exercise stress test.

Testing leads to the next step in your care, whether that is further testing, treatment or simple relief that comes when a test shows the heart is functioning as it should.

Cardiac Interventions

Heart Catheterization

Cardiac catheterization is a procedure used to diagnose and treat certain cardiovascular conditions. During cardiac catheterization, a long thin tube called a catheter is inserted in an artery or vein in your groin, neck or arm and threaded through your blood vessels to your heart.

Balloon Angioplasty

A specially designed catheter with a tiny balloon is carefully guided through the artery to the blockage, then inflated to widen the opening and increase blood flow to the heart. A stent is often placed during the procedure, to keep the artery open after the balloon is deflated and removed.

Coronary Stents

A coronary stent is a tube-shaped device placed in the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart, to keep the arteries open in the treatment of coronary heart disease. It is used in a procedure called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Coronary stents are now used in more than 90% of PCI procedures.