Defining Areas of Cardiology Care
Our physicians cover the broad spectrum of the ever-evolving practice of adult cardiology. In this specialty, there are even more sub-specialties at which our physicians excel. A strong knowledge of both are necessary in providing comprehensive cardiac care.
For each heart-related concern, two factors are considered: (1) Are the arteries open so the heart can get the blood it needs? and/or (2) Is the electrical conduction system of the heart functioning as it should be? Simply stated, is the concern mostly with the “plumbing” or with the “electrical” aspects of the heart?
If “plumbing” is the problem, then the main concern is to open the vessels that supply the heart with good blood flow. Blocked “pipes” (the vessels) to the heart is what causes angina and heart attacks. Our physicians that practice Interventional Cardiology specialize in keeping those “pipes” open. The focus is to fix the problem, reduce the risk of it happening, and possibly even reverse the effects.
But what if the concern is the “electrical wiring” of the heart? Then our physicians who practice Electrophysiology are the ones who do their best to get that “wiring” back in place and functioning properly.
Clinical Evaluation and Consultations
- Comprehensive Examinations
- Adult Congenital Heart Disease
- Risk-factor Management
- Cardiac and Carotid Ultrasound
- Stress Echocardiogram
- Event Monitors
- Vascular Ultrasound
- Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
- Pharmacological Stress Testing
- Pacemaker Implantation
- Defibrillator Implantation (ICDs)
- Evaluation and Management of all Forms of Arrhythmia
- Ablation Therapy
- Pacemaker/ICD Follow-up
- Cardiac Catheterization
- Coronary Balloon Angioplasty/Stents
- Mitral and Aortic Balloon Valvuoplasty
- Laser Angioplasty
- Atherectomy (also called “roto-rooter”)
- Vascular Angioplasty