State-of-the-art testing for the most appropriate care.
Understanding the nature and extent of your problem is the first step to making sure you’re getting the most appropriate, most effective treatment. So we use today’s state-of-the-art testing methods, such as:

  • Echocardiography – Ultrasound identifies problems of the heart valves and muscle function. Our digital system provides higher-resolution images and faster diagnosis.
  • Stress testing, including nuclear – A noninvasive way to look for blocked arteries by stressing your heart with exercise or medications. Nuclear testing produces images of the heart’s structure and blood flow under stress.
  • Noninvasive vascular testing – We use ultrasound to check for blocked arteries in other parts of the body.
  • Impedance plethysmography – Measures blood flow in the heart and calculates its pumping volume. Important for assessing heart failure and distinguishing between heart and lung problems.
  • Heart monitoring – Portable monitoring to look for signs of irregular heart rhythms.
  • Catheterization & angiography – The “gold standard” in evaluating for blocked arteries. A small, flexible tube helps X-rays to “look for” blocked arteries and can help measure pressures in the heart and blood vessels.

A proactive, “interventional” approach to your health.
To help ensure your best health, we take a more “proactive” approach than many cardiologists. This means we address problems early, especially things like cholesterol and high blood pressure that can lead to more serious concerns later on. We use the same approach for arrhythmia and heart failure management.

Sometimes the most appropriate thing we can do is to “intervene” for certain problems. With fellowship training and board certification in interventional procedures, we can perform various treatments (interventions) to repair blockages, remove clots and restore your blood flow. We know, however, that interventions are not always the right treatment. Our advanced training and skill mean we recommend and perform the procedures only when they are truly necessary.

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