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Cardiovascular Services

Services we offer include:

Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE):

A type of ultrasound of the heart that provides a closer look at the heart’s valves and chambers, without interference from the ribs or lungs. During a TEE an ultrasound transducer positioned on an endoscope is guided down a patient’s throat into the food pipe and stomach while medications to make sure the patient is comfortable are provided.


Cardioversion:

A medical procedure done to restore a normal heart rhythm for people who have certain types of abnormal heartbeats. It is a painless procedure most often done by sending small electric shocks to the heart through pads placed on the chest.


Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA):

This is a minimally invasive procedure used to open blocked coronary arteries, to improve blood flow and allow blood to circulate to the heart muscle. This procedure is often performed to treat blockages that have developed as a result of atherosclerosis or coronary artery disease. Atherosclerosis occurs when plaque builds up on the inner walls of the arteries and causes them to harden and narrow, often leading to coronary artery disease. A percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty involves the insertion of a tiny balloon that is inflated to open and widen the artery. It is often combined with the insertion of a small wire tube, called a stent, which helps keep the artery open. This less invasive procedure is often considered as an option to more invasive open heart surgery.

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Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (PTA):

This is a procedure that can open up a blocked blood vessel using a small, flexible plastic tube, or catheter, with a "balloon" at the end of it. When the tube is in place, it inflates to open the blood vessel, or artery, so that normal blood flow is restored.


Loop Recorder:

This is also known as an insertable cardiac monitor.  A small device about the size of a pack of chewing gum or USB memory stick is implanted just under the skin of the chest to record the heart's electrical activity.

Additional services offered include:

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
Left and Right-sided Heart Pressure Studies