Our Broad Range Cardiac Services

Cardiology Services

The services we provide are stress tests, echocardiograms, vascular imaging, cardiolite perfusion scans, electrocardiograms, consultations and routine visits.

EKG’s

An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is a test that records the electrical activity in the heart

Standard Treadmills

This test monitors heart rhythm, heart rate, EKG changes and blood pressure response to exercise, to determine if there are blockages in the coronary arteries, that could possibly lead to a heart attack.

2D Echocardiogram (echo)

This is an ultrasound of the heart which provides images of wall motion, pump strength, chamber sizes and valvular structure.

Carotid Duplex Ultrasound Scan

This study visualizes the carotid artery and measures blood flow in the artery to the brain.  This may reveal a narrowing in the artery that could lead to a stroke.

Arterial and Venous Lower Extremity Ultrasound Scan

This study provides images of the arteries and/or veins of the legs and measures blood flow. This is to detect clots in the veins and narrowing in the arteries.

Cardiac Pre-Operative Risk Assessment and Stratification

Many surgeries require a cardiologist to evaluate the heart to see if it is healthy enough to undergo the stress of surgery.  We streamline that process in an effort to get the information back to the surgeon without delaying the procedure/surgery.

Cardiolite Treadmill Perfusion Studies

This study monitors heart rhythm, heart rate, EKG changes and blood pressure response to exercise. Using a special camera and an isotope,  images of the heart are obtained pre and post exercise to reveal possible blockages in blood flow which could lead to a heart attack.NuclearMedicine_166

Lexiscan Cardiolite Perfusion Studies

This study monitors heart rhythm, heart rate, EKG changes and blood pressure response to stress.  There is no exercise involved in this test.  The patient is given a medication (Lexiscan) that dilates the arteries of the heart just as exercise would.  Using a special camera and an isotope,  images of the heart are obtained pre and post administration of Lexiscan to reveal possible blockages blood flow which could lead to a heart attack.

Stress Echo Treadmill

This study monitors heart rhythm, heart rate, EKG changes and blood pressure response to exercise.  It also reveals, through ultrasound scanning before and after exercise, the strength of the heart before and after exercise to look for possible blockages in the arteries of the heart (coronary artery disease).

CIMT’s (Carotid Intima Media Thickness Testing)

CIMT measurements  are obtained through ultrasound scanning of the carotid arteries to determine thickness of the arterial wall possibly suggesting advancing arteriosclerosis.

Abdominal Aortic Ultrasound Scan

This study can reveal an area of enlargement of the aorta, possibly leading to rupture.

Holter/Event Monitoring/Ambulatory EKG

This study uses a very small, light weight monitor to record abnormal rhythms of the heart during daily activities. The study can record abnormal rhythms for one day or as long as one month.