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Cardiac Consultation
Examination by a cardiologist to evaluate heart function.
Arrhythmia Consultation
Examination by a cardiologist to evaluate irregularities of heart rhythm.
Electrocardiography
The basic "EKG" taken in the office or hospital. This gives information about the electrical system of the heart and as well as heart size.
Stress Testing - Pharmacologic, Radionuclide and Echo
A test done to "stress" or exercise the heart, either by exercise on a treadmill or by intravenous medication for those unable to walk easily. The addition of a nuclear scan (intravenous injection) or ultrasound imaging (nothing IV) improves the accuracy of the test. This test helps in early discovery of coronary artery blockages.
Echocardiography - 2D, Doppler, and Color Flow (Transthoracic and Transesophageal)
A study using sound waves to evaluate the structure and function of the heart valves and muscle (no exercise or intravenous required).
Carotid Ultrasound
A study using sound waves to evaluate the arteries in the neck leading to the brain. This test helps to discover blockages here, and to hopefully prevent stroke.
Pacemaker and Defibrillator Evaluations
In-office testing with external devices to determine if the pacemaker and/or defibrillator is working satisfactorily.
Holter Monitoring
An external monitoring device which is placed in the office, then worn by the patient for 24 hours. The monitor enables direct analysis of all the heartbeats occurring within that 24-hour period.
Transtelephonic Pacemaker Follow-up
A procedure where a home device transmits EKG strips over the telephone to the office for evaluation of the pacemaker function.
Transtelephonic Event Monitors
A procedure where a home device transmits EKG strips over the telephone to the office for evaluation of the heart rhythm.