CARDIAC DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES
We offer a full range of diagnostic office based tests to diagnose and follow various cardiac conditions. EKG- this is a simple test that records the electrical activity of the heart.
24 hour rhythm monitoring.
30 day monitoring of heart rhythm. Used to diagnose problems that occur erratically and infrequently.
This test is the ultrasound of the heart. It is done using an ultrasound probe and is painless and non-invasive. It is used to check heart muscle function, evaluate heart valves and measure pressures in the heart and the arteries of the lung. For further info.
This is a global term used to identify tests that evaluate the response of the heart to physiologic and pharmacologic (medicine generated) stress. They include plain exercise treadmill test and nuclear (using diagnostic radioisotopes) exercise and adenosine (pharmacologic) tests.
PACEMAKER AND DEFIBRILLATOR EVALUATION
Testing done to evaluate the status of these devices. Also can reprogram these devices to tailor and fit the needs of individual patients. We have a device clinic that manages patients with all major types of devices: Medtronic, St. Jude, Boston Scientific and Biotronik.
VASCULAR DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES PULSE VOLUME RECORDING(PVR)
Non-invasive diagnostic test using large blood pressure cuffs at multiple levels to evaluate the waveform and pressure of arteries.
ARTERIAL DOPPLER ULTRASOUND
Testing with an ultrasound used to diagnose abdominal aneurysms, blockage in arteries of neck And extremities (arms and legs)
VENOUS DOPPLER ULTRASOUND
Testing with a ultrasound used to diagnose blood clots in the veins and insufficiency in the venous circulation.
24 HR AMBULATORY BP MONITORING
Test used to diagnose patients blood pressure over a 24 hour period to help with diagnosis and evaluate efficacy of therapy
TRANSESOPAHGEAL ECHO (TEE)
Specialized echo with probe in the tip of an endoscope device. Used to evaluate clots in the heart, infection of heart valves etc.
TILT TABLE TESTING
This test is used to evaluate causes of passing out(syncope). It involves a patient to be secured on a table which is then made vertical from a horizontal position. The patients vital signs and symptoms are then followed and recorded.
Is an invasive test which is used to evaluate the arteries of the heart, pressures in the heart and in the arteries of the heart and lungs. Further details in FAQs.
Is an invasive procedure used to open blockages in the arteries of the heart. Further details in FAQs.
Is a novel method used to treat arteries of the arms, legs, kidneys and neck (carotid) using minimally invasive techniques with balloons, stents and plaque cutting devices.
ELECTROPHYSIOLOGIC STUDY AND ABLATION
Invasive testing used to evaluate the electrical circuit of the heart using catheters. Ablation is used to treat arrhythmias using special catheters. Arrhythmias treated via ablation: Atrial fibrillation, Supraventricular tachycardia, Atrial flutter, Atrial tachycardia, Ventricular tachycardia
PACEMAKER AND DEFIBRILLATOR IMPLANTATION
Devices that are used to correct the rhythm of the heart (pacemakers) and used to shock and treat arrhythmias (defibrillators).
Invasive procedure to implant a umbrella shaped structure called watchman to reduce risk for stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation who cannot tolerate blood thinners.
LOOP RECORDER IMPLANTATION
Implantation of prolonged implantable event monitor under the skin to monitor heart rates and arrhythmias.