The following diagnostic and treatment services are provided at your outpatient clinic!
An “echo” or echocardiogram uses ultrasound and physics to create an image of the heart. An echocardiogram is a test that uses ultrasound to create images of the heart. The images are valuable to diagnose and treat multiple conditions.
Nuclear Stress Test or Myocardial Perfusion Test
Nuclear perfusion scan allows the medical team to see how the blood flows through your heart muscle during a state of rest and a state of work known as the “stress” portion of the test. The heart can be exercised with exercise on a treadmill or with medications that simulate exercise.
Exercise Stress Test
An electrocardiographic stress test will record the electrical activity with exercise. This test is performed while walking on a treadmill with a recording of and EKG to evaluate chest pain and heart electrical activity.
A stress echocardiogram is performed with a treadmill to exercise the heart and the electrical activity is recorded along with images of the heart utilizing ultrasound. As the heart exercises it utilizes more oxygen and limitation of blood flow can result in an abnormality in the way the muscle functions.
The Holter monitor records the electrical activity for 24 hours and is utilized to record the electrical activity of the heart over time. This tool can be utilized to correlate symptoms with the electrical activity of the heart.
The telemetry monitor will monitor the electrical activities over several days. The recorded electrical activity of the heart is used to correlate with symptoms.
Electrocardiogram – EKG
An EKG or electrocardiogram is a recording of the electrical activity of the heart. A graphic paper representation on how the the current flows through the heart muscle cells of the heart.
Ultrasound imaging that evaluates the arteries of the neck that provide oxygen and blood flow to the brain.
Hospital based services
A TEE helps provide a more detailed image of your heart. During this test a heart imaging ultrasound transducer is advanced into the esophagus. The esophagus is a tube the is behind the heart. During the test a medication is injected into a vein to help relax during the test.
medication to relax and sleep during the procedure.
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement TAVR
TAVI or TAVR stands for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation or Replacement. During this minimally invasive procedure a new heart valve is inserted without removing the old, diseased valve. The new valve is placed inside the diseased valve. American Heart Association What is a TAVR?
Percutaneous coronary intervention or PCI is a procedure where blood flow is improved with utilizing a metal mesh tube like structure. This is inserted by a procedure that is done in the hospital called a cardiac catheterization.