Our professional board certified physician, technicians and staffs are equipped to handle a comprehensive range of cardiovascular conditions. You can be assured that we are committed to excellence when it comes to the level of care we provide.
A cardiology consultation involves discussing your current cardiac health and symptoms (such as chest pain or shortness of breath), understanding the risks and complications of heart conditions, and the opportunity to learn more about healthy lifestyles from our team of heart specialists at Polaris Heart Clinic in Woodbridge. Read more…
Some people experience the symptoms of vascular disease such as leg pain or slowly healing sores. Many do not experience any symptoms. Vascular ultrasounds are usually done to evaluate the presence of blockage in the neck or the leg arteries. Another tests may measures circulation of the legs by comparing the pressure in arms and legs. Read more...
The stress test involves cardiac evaluation and physical fitness while walking on a treadmill to determine how well your heart responds to increased blood and oxygen flow during exercise. This test provides valuable information on your functional capacity to exercise, in order to check for signs of coronary artery disease. Read more...
A nuclear exercise stress test is a diagnostic test used to evaluate blood flow to your heart. During the test, at Polaris Heart Clinic in Woodbridge, a small amount of tracer material is injected into a vein and a special camera produces computer images of the heart helping our Cardiologist to get more information about your heart. Read more…
Echocardiography is a diagnostic test that uses sound waves to create images of your heart. This commonly used test allows your doctor to see your heart beating and pumping blood. Your doctor can use the images from an echocardiogram to identify heart disease. Read more...
A contrast dye is used to produce images of the heart's blood vessels being pumped through a tiny catheter and into the coronary arteries. A physician traces the flow of this dye with an x ray machine to get a 'road map' of the heart's blood vessels. Read more...
An angiogram uses x rays to view the body's arteries and is also known as an angiogram. This is usually an outpatient test. Dye is injected through a catheter (a thin, flexible tube) that is threaded into the desired artery. This will make blood vessels visible on x-ray.
CORONARY & VASCULAR INTERVENTION
Angioplasty is a procedure to restore blood flow. During the procedure blocked arteries are treated from inside by inflating a small balloon to flatten the plaque that caused the blockage. Stent is a tiny, expandable metal-mesh tube that fits inside an artery and is used to prevent collapsing or re-narrowing of the artery. The picture above shows two types of stents.
Occasionally for treatment of blocked arteries particularly in the legs, a procedure is done to remove plaque by cutting, shaving, or vaporizing it. This procedure is called Atherectomy.
HEART RYTHM MONITORING
Palpitation is usually due to changes in the heart's normal rate or rhythm.
Monitoring of the heart rhythm is done with special portable recording devices, such as a Holter monitor that records the rhythm of the heart continuously, for 24–48 hours, by means of electrodes attached to the chest. In recent years, these monitors have become smaller and easier to carry and conceal.