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.
Once you are evaluated by our physician and after any necessary testing, we will discuss the findings and decide about a plan for further treatment. There is an emphasis on preventing heart disease especially in those who have increased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and smoking
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. "Ankle Brachial Index" is another test that measures circulation of the legs by comparing the pressure in arms and legs.
This test helps to determine physical fitness, locate areas of the heart that receive an insufficient blood and oxygen supply. It evaluates a person's prognosis after a heart attack. It can verify the effectiveness of medical and surgical therapies and help determine an appropriate exercise program for people with known heart disease.
During a nuclear stress test, a tracer is injected into the blood. The tracer, is carried into the heart muscle. A special camera senses the tracer and constructs an image of the heart. If there is a blocked artery, the tracer distribution to that area is decreased after exercise.
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.
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
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
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.