Whether you are young and healthy and have some troubling palpitations or are older with multiple preexisting risk factors, our practice promises that you get the assurance you need to live a healthy life. We offer comprehensive cardiovascular care with EKG monitoring, echocardiogram, stress testing, as well as vascular evaluation. We also check and service all implantable devices.
When a patient reports symptoms of an irregular cardiac event, physicians can choose to monitor cardiac activity using a Holter monitor, cardiac event monitor, or mobile cardiac telemetry. These are often a physician’s first line of defense when a patient reports symptoms of a cardiac irregularity. They are a non-invasive, wearable device that records the patient’s heart rhythm for a prescribed period of time during which the patient assumes normal, daily activities.
An echocardiogram (echo) is a test that uses high frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to make pictures of your heart.
Your doctor may use an echo test to look at your heart’s structure and check how well your heart functions. The test helps your doctor find out:
The test also will help your doctor find out if there are:
A stress test, sometimes called a treadmill test or exercise test, helps a doctor find out how well your heart handles work. As your body works harder during the test, it requires more oxygen, so the heart must pump more blood. The test can show if the blood supply is reduced in the arteries that supply the heart. It also helps doctors know the kind and level of exercise appropriate for a patient.
In carotid doppler, a probe is placed over the suspect artery — especially arteries in the neck (carotid) or at the base of the skull (vertebral) — and the amount of blood flow through a blood vessel is determined. Examples of blood flow tests are B-mode imaging, Doppler testing and duplex scanning. These tests give detailed information about the condition of arteries.
A healthy blood flow is something we take for granted – the assumption our veins and arteries will keep the vital fluid moving through our body at a healthy rate. But sometimes blood flow slows and clots form, wreaking havoc on our health.
Diagnosis is done by assessment — a health care professional gathers information about a person’s medical history, age, medications and specific lifestyle factors.
A Doppler ultrasound may be performed on the legs and certain blood tests that detect a greater chance of blood clotting may be performed.
Pacemakers and defibrillators are devices that have wires which are implanted into the heart tissue and can deliver electrical shocks, detect the rhythm of the heart and sometimes "pace" the heart's rhythms, as needed.