Did you know that your risk of having a future heart attack can be MEASURED?
Did you know that future heart attacks can be PREVENTED?
CVMA uses the most advanced methods of diagnostic testing to determine the proper treatment for each individual patient.
Lipids, cholesterol, triglyceride, HDL, LDL, advanced lipoprotein analysis, ApoB, Lpa, etc.
- Anticoagulation checks "INR"
This simple finger-stick blood check monitors drug levels.
This safe, painless ultrasound can identify various abnormalities in the heart muscle and valves.
- EKG (Electrocardiography)
Electrodes placed on the chest send an image to a computer that records the heart’s electrical signals.
- Nuclear Stress Test
This non-invasive procedure can determine the cause of chest pain or the extent of a blockage; to check the effectiveness of a cardiac procedure, treatment or medication; or to assess safe levels of exercise for a heart patient. A radio-tracer is injected into your arm in order to image blood flow in the coronary arteries.
- Exercise Stress Tests
This test is used to evaluate any EKG changes during exercise, determine patient response to exercise, blood pressure response to exercise, and provide an objective basis for an exercise program.
- Non-Exercise Stress Tests
Patients who are unable to walk on a treadmill can be given a simple medicine that will stress the heart while remaining seated.
- Pacemaker/Defibrillator Interrogation
An experienced device specialist performs tests to evaluate if your device is functioning properly. We will also review the diagnostic information stored in your device.
- Arterial duplex ultrasound
A safe, painless ultrasound that examines blood vessels and blood flow in the abdominal area.
- Venous duplex ultrasound
This safe, painless ultrasound is used to assess the blood flow in arteries and veins of your legs.
- Carotid duplex ultrasound
This safe, painless ultrasound can identify blockage or narrowing of the artery in your neck that would inhibit adequate blood supply feeding the brain.
- Renal artery duplex ultrasound
This safe, painless ultrasound examines the blood vessels in your kidneys.
A special blood pressure cuff is placed on your lower legs/feet in order to identify peripheral arterial disease.
- Holter Monitor
If you are having frequent/daily symptoms, our office will place electrodes on your chest with a monitor. This small devices record EKG abnormalities while you are at home. It will need to be worn constantly for 24 or 48 hours.
- Take-Home Blood Pressure Monitor
A specialized CT scan that can diagnose cardiac artery disease in a non-invasive way.
- Coronary angiography
This common procedure is used to measure pressures inside the heart and take pictures of the coronary arteries. The pictures can show blockages or atherosclerotic plaques that can cause chest pains, shortness of breath, and heart attacks.
- Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)
If an echocardiogram cannot get a good picture (due to position of ribs or breast tissue), a doctor can put a specialized ultrasound probe inside the throat to look at the heart from behind.
This procedure is used to correct an abnormal heart rhythm by using an electrical impulse to stimulate/shock your heart back into normal rhythm.
- Tilt Table testing
A tilt table test is used to evaluate the cause of unexplained fainting (syncope). You will be secured to a table that quickly changes from a laying to standing position while monitoring your blood pressure.
- Cardiac MRI
This radiation-free scan is used to evaluate conditions such as coronary artery disease, heart failure and congenital heart disease. The powerful, high-strength magnet obtains amazingly detailed three-dimensional images of the heart.