Once a patient’s medical history, family history and risk factors are reviewed, additional testing or imaging studies may be recommended to more accurately diagnose heart or vascular problems.
Diagnostic tests, which are typically performed in the office setting, help our physicians identify or diagnose cardiovascular conditions. The results provide our physicians with information to help determine the best course of treatment.
ANKLE-BRACHIAL INDEX (ABI)
This pressure index test compares the ratio of the blood pressure in the ankle versus the upper arm. If lower blood pressure in the legs than the arm is indicated, this can be an sign of narrowing or blockages peripheral arteries which can be due to peripheral vascular disease (PVD) or peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Arterial, Carotid, Renal Artery or Venous
These studies use ultrasound or high frequency sound waves to assess blood flow in major arteries and veins to areas of the body such as the arms, legs and neck and detect any abnormalities.
A continuous recording or monitoring, via electrocardiogram, of a patient’s heart rhythm, usually over a 24-hour period, to help detect arrhythmias or irregular heart rhythms that may not be detected during a resting electrocardiogram
PULMONARY FUNCTION TEST (PFT)
This test helps evaluate lung function involving several different tests while breathing at different rates. The PFT can be combined with the CPX to evaluate the entire cardiopulmonary system.
CARDIOPULMONARY EXERCISE TEST (CPX/CPET)
This exercise test is used to assist in determining the cause of any fatigue or shortness of breath. Using an electrocardiogram (EKG) while you are riding a stationary bicycle, a CPX measures the full cardiopulmonary system (heart, lungs and muscles) indicating how well they work together by measuring the amount of oxygen your body is using, the amount of carbon dioxide it is producing along with your breathing pattern.
This quick 5-minute test is used to record heart rhythms and also capture a graphic measure of the electrical activity in the heart to help detect or diagnose irregular heart rhythms or arrhythmias.
REMOTE & IN-OFFICE PACEMAKER MONITORING
The remote or in-office interrogation (capture) and or programming of a heart rate and rhythms from an implanted device such as a pacemaker or ICD (Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator)
Also known as an exercise test or treadmill test, this test monitors your heart rate and blood pressure during periods of cardiac stress. This test can be performed via treadmill or simulated with chemical inducement. A stress echocardiography can also be performed in conjunction to evaluate the heart muscle at rest and immediately after exercise.
Performed in conjunction with a stress test which monitors your heart rate and blood pressure during periods of cardiac stress, a stress echocardiography also evaluates the heart muscle at rest and immediately after exercise.
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