This is done in conjunction with an angiogram. It involves treating narrowing in the artery or vein using a balloon and/or stent. Balloon is used to immediately relieve in narrowing by inflating it within the artery or vein to its profile. The stent is like a spring tube which keeps the artery or vein from collapsing down.
It comprises of a multitude of more sophisticated testing to evaluate the function of the heart muscle as well as blood flow to particular areas of the heart. Nuclear stress tests may be performed in conjunction with exercise or using a medicine to stimulate your heart if he cannot exercise. Some nuclear tests are design to evaluate only to squeeze of the heart muscle (MUGA scan) or the extent of damage to the heart muscle after a heart attack (Viability study).
It is an interpretation of the electrical activity of the heart which is performed by attaching small electrodes on the chest.
This is an ultrasound examination of the heart to evaluate the structure and function of the various chambers and valves in the heart.
This is a procedure which involves placing a small tube in arteries or veins in different parts of the body to inject dye and look for narrowing due to plaque buildup.
It is a small device that is placed in the chest or abdomen to help control abnormal heart rhythms like abnormally slow heart rate or certain heart rates which otherwise would be fatal.
It is a screening tool to test the effect of exercise on her heart. This may be performed on a treadmill or on a stationary bicycle. In individuals who cannot perform physical exercise, certain medications may be given to stimulate the heart and mimicked the effects of exercise.
It is a specialized ultrasound of the heart which is performed to obtain detailed pictures of your heart. It is performed by inserting a probe with an ultrasound transducer in the esophagus. This is usually an outpatient procedure performed in the hospital.
It is a minimally invasive technique which is used to treat varicose or refluxing veins in the legs. It may be performed using the radiofrequency or a laser catheter to intentionally destroy the vein tissue from inside. This relieves symptoms of painful varicose veins, as swollen legs or leg sores.
It is a procedure performed to detect causes of fainting or lightheadedness. It involves placing the individual on the table with a foot support and then tilting the table upright for several minutes. Individual blood pressure, heart rate and symptoms are noted throughout the test.
It is a small portable medical device that continuously monitors the heart rate and rhythm. It is generally used to evaluate various abnormalities in heart rhythm as well as symptoms like palpitations, dizziness or fainting. The Holter device is generally worn for 1-2 days while event monitor can be worn for several weeks.
Our noninvasive vascular lab is capable of performing various studies to evaluate for narrowing or plaque buildup in different arteries of the body. The studies include ankle-brachial index (ABI), segmental pressures and duplex ultrasound of arteries and veins in the neck, arms, abdomen and legs.
It is a noninvasive, mechanical procedure that reduces the symptoms of angina by increasing blood flow to the heart. It involves wearing a series of pressure cuffs around your calves and thighs. The EECP system inflate and deflate the skull of smoking blood from your lower extremity towards the heart. This procedure is indicated for individuals who usually do not have the option of stent placement or surgical bypass for coronary artery disease.
This is a procedure to evaluate plaque formation in the arteries in the neck that supply the brain tissue.