Our Services Are Provided Using The Most Sophisticated Technology For Cardiac Care

New! External Counterpulsation

This non-invasive method for treating coronary artery disease has developed over the past 44 years. It has now become a practical way to increase blood flow to the ischemic myocardium and other organs throughout the body. Click here to learn more about this exciting new service!

Peripheral Vascular Disease

Peripheral vascular disease is a form of atherosclerosis, a hardening of the arteries, and is a progressive disease process. It can result in blockages in arteries of the brain, arms, kidneys, and legs. Atherosclerosis is caused when fatty substances build up inside the artery walls over time and create an occlusion which restricts proper blood flow. In the peripheral vessels, this is most likely to occur in the iliac arteries (lower abdomen leading to the legs), the femoral and popliteal arteries (legs), the renal arteries (kidneys) and the carotid arteries (in the neck leading to the brain) and subclavian arteries (arms).

Chest Pain Evaluation

Patients will be evaluated for the cause of chest pain to R/O cardiac vs. non-cardiac causes, with emphasis of coronary disease being the number-one killer. This will involve a series of integrated non-invasive testing, involving the state-of-the art stress testing with nuclear imaging.

High Blood Pressure

Being recognized as the "silent killer", elevated hypertension detection and controlled with therapy to prevent future heart attacks and congestive heart failure. Hypertension therapy will be tailored to suit the individuals needs.

Elevated Cholesterol

Counseling emphasis is increased to prevent future cardiovascular events and risk factor modification, especially lipid lowering, are part of the comprehensive services being given to the patients.

Lipid Management

Counseling emphasis is increased to prevent future cardiovascular events and risk factor modification, especially lipid lowering, are part of the comprehensive services being given to the patients.

Nuclear Cardiology

This tool enables cardiac imaging to evaluate the wall motions of the heart as well as the global functions of the heart muscle. It will help to make important decisions for patient care management.

Transesophageal Echocardiography

Transesophageal echocardiography (T.E.E.) is a special type of imaging procedure. A tube with a transducer on the end of it is passed down a person's throat and into the esophagus. (This is the tube connecting the mouth to the stomach.) The esophagus is close to the heart, and images from TEE can give very clear pictures of the heart and its structures. This tool helps visualize the heart at a much closer view to help specifically in cases of atrial fibrilation, strokes or infections of the heart valves.

Arrythmia Clinic

The clinic covers all areas of heart rhythm problems, beating fast, slow or skipping that are associated with palpitations, dizziness or syncopal episodes.

Pacemaker Clinic

This clinic is designed to correct arrythmias and post surgical implantation and to modify thresholds, and special features of the pacemaker devices.

Thallium Stress Testing

This is also available with nuclear imaging with cardiolite and thallium. This will enable us to evaluate the blood supply to the heart. This is a very important non-invasive test, to delineate the reason or cause of chest pain as coming from the heart or not.

Echocardiography With Doppler

This is the sonogram of the heart to asses the valves and heart muscle functions, and covering layers of the heart as well. It can help non-invasively measure the pressures of the heart chambers. This is increasingly a very important, even critical, step in cardiac evaluation.

Holter Monitor/Event Monitor

Ambulatory electrocardiography, also called Holter monitoring, ambulatory ECG or ambulatory EKG, makes a graphic record of the electric currents generated by the heart. It's done while the patient is walking or moving around, wearing a small recorder called a Holter monitor. The main goal of ambulatory electrocardiography is to document and describe occurrences of abnormal electrical behavior in the heart. These can be random, spontaneous, sleep-related or emotion- or stress-induced. These events are often rare and sometimes can be life-threatening. To capture them and correlate symptoms with rhythm disturbances or ST segment shifts during activity requires recording or observing the heart's electrical behavior. This must be done continuously for a long time and as a person goes about his or her normal daily activities. Many recording devices have evolved to meet the needs for ambulatory electrocardiography. They fall into two basic families: continuous recorders (typically used for 24-48 hours) and intermittent recorders (used for longer periods of time - weeks to months - to provide briefer, intermittent recordings).

Signal Average EKG

A signal-averaged electrocardiogram (SAECG) is also called a high-resolution ECG or late potential study. In this type of ECG, computers are used to amplify and enhance the ECG signal. Small electrical currents, called ventricular late potentials, can be recorded with a signal-averaged ECG. This test may help identify people with the potential to have a dangerous ventricular arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death.

Heart Catheterization

Cardiac catheterization (also called cardiac cath or coronary angiogram) is a procedure that allows your doctor to "see" how well your heart is functioning. The test involves inserting a long, narrow tube called a catheter into a blood vessel in your arm or leg, and guiding it to your heart with the aid of a special X-ray machine. Contrast dye is injected through the catheter so that X-ray movies of your valves, coronary arteries and heart chambers can be created.

Balloon Angioplasty/Stents

A specially designed catheter with a small balloon tip is guided to the point of narrowing in the artery. Once in place, the balloon is inflated to compress the fatty matter into the artery wall and stretch the artery open to increase blood flow to the heart. For most people, coronary angioplasty increases blood flow to the heart, diminishes chest pain and reduces the risk of heart attack. For some patients, however, the expanded artery may begin to reclose after time (a process called restenosis). To prevent restenosis, medications may be prescribed, a repeat angioplasty may be performed or a stent may be inserted into the affected artery.

Stent

A stent is a small stainless-steel mesh tube that acts as a scaffold to provide support inside your coronary artery. A balloon catheter, placed over a guide wire, is used to insert the stent into the narrowed coronary artery. Once in place, the balloon tip is inflated, and the stent expands to the size of the artery and holds it open. The balloon is deflated and removed, and the stent stays in place permanently. Over a several-week period, your artery heals around the stent. Stents are often placed in combination with other procedures such as angioplasty or atherectomy to help keep the coronary artery open. Stents also reduce the need for emergency open-heart surgery when blockages in medium- to large-sized arteries do not respond well to balloon angioplasty.