Carotid Ultrasound is a safe, painless procedure that uses sound waves
to examine the structure and function of the carotid arteries in your neck.
Your two carotid arteries are located on each side of your neck. Carotid arteries deliver blood from your heart to your brain.
Peripheral (Vascular) Ultrasound is a test used to evaluate the health of blood vessels in the legs and also to determine if there are any blockages in these vessels. It is a painless procedure.
Echocardiogram & Dopper Ultrasound
This test utilizes ultrasound waves to capture images of the heart. It is a safe and painless procedure that will assist the physician in diagnosing many types of heart problems.
Cardiac Stress Testing
Cardiac Stress Testing is a test used to measure the heart’s ability to respond to external stress in a controlled clinical environment.
The Cardiac Stress Test is performed with heart stimulation by exercising on a treadmill with the patient connected to an electrocardiogram. The level of mechanical stress is progressively increased by adjusting the speed and incline of the treadmill. The technician monitors the patient throughout the test with electrocardiogram readings and blood pressure response.
An electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) is a painless test that is performed to check for problems with the electrical activity of the heart.
Nuclear Stress Testing
A Nuclear Stress Test is also referred to as Nuclear Myocardial Perfusion Imaging. It is a set of pictures that show the blood flow to your heart muscle. A radioactive isotope is injected into a patient’s bloodstream. The isotope makes its way through your veins into your heart. A special camera creates computer-generate pictures of your heart.
Viewing those pictures, your doctor will be able to see which areas of your heart are not receiving enough blood, which could indicate that your coronary arteries may be clogged.
If you are not able to exercise, your doctor may prescribe a stress medication in place of walking on the treadmill. The stress medication will be injected into your bloodstream and simulates what occurs in the heart during exercise.
A Holter Monitor is a portable device connected to the patient by wires and electrodes, used to continuously monitor the heart’s electrical activity for at least 24 hours. This test is very useful to the physician in the diagnosis of any heart rhythm irregularities also known as arrhythmias.
Coumadin & Anticoagulation Clinic
This is a clinic service established to monitor your PT/INR lab results and manage blood thinning medication(s), such as Coumadin (Warfarin), that you take to prevent blood clots.