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,
- 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
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.