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Cardiovascular Services


As a non-invasive cardiologist, there are many tests that can determine an individual’s cardiac status. These include electrocardiogram, echocardiogram, carotid ultrasound assessment, ECG stress testing, and nervous system testing.

You will partner with our team of healthcare professionals focusing on your heart health. Together, you and our team will create a personalized treatment plan that works for you.


Electrocardiogram records the electrical activity of your heart through small electrode patches that a technician attaches to the skin of your chest, arms, and legs. EKGs are quick, safe, and painless. This test is used to:

  • Check your heart rhythm

  • See if you have poor blood flow to your heart muscle (ischemia)

  • Diagnose a heart attack (myocardial infarction)

  • Check for abnormalities, such as thickened heart muscle


Echocardiogram (echo) is a graphic outline of the heart's movement. During an echo test, an ultrasound (high-frequency sound waves) from a hand-held wand placed on your chest provides pictures of the heart's valves and chambers and helps the sonographer evaluate the pumping action of the heart. Echo is often combined with Doppler ultrasound and color Doppler to evaluate blood flow across the heart's valves. The test is used to:

  • Assess the overall function of your heart

  • Determine the presence of many types of heart disease such as valve disease, myocardial disease, pericardial disease, infective endocarditis, cardiac masses, and congenital heart disease

  • Follow the progress of valve disease over time

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of your medical or surgical treatments

Carotid Duplex Ultrasound

Carotid Duplex Ultrasound is a painless method that uses sound waves to create images of the inside of the body by using a combination of conventional and Doppler ultrasound. This test is used to:

  • Assess blood flow in the carotid arteries

  • Measure the speed of the blood flow

  • Estimate the diameter of a blood vessel and degree of obstruction, if present

Carotid Intima Media Thickness Ultrasound

Carotid Intima Media Thickness (IMT) Ultrasound uses ultrasound pictures of the carotid arteries to measure the thickness of the two innermost layers (the intima and media) of the carotid artery walls. This test is used to:

  • Help identify plaque buildup

  • Identify an abnormal thickening of the artery walls may signal the development of cardiovascular disease

ECG Stress Test

ECG Stress Test (also referred to as a cardiac diagnostic test, cardiopulmonary exercise test, or abbreviated CPX test) is a cardiological test that measures a heart’s ability to respond to external stress in a controlled clinical environment. The stress response is induced by exercise or by drug stimulation. We utilize a treadmill for exercise.

An exercise stress test is used to find out:

  • If you have an irregular heartbeat

  • If your symptoms (such as chest pain or difficulty breathing) are related to your heart

  • How hard you should exercise when you are joining a cardiac rehabilitation program or starting an exercise program

  • If treatments you have received for heart disease are working

  • If you need other tests (such as a coronary angiogram) to detect narrowed arteries

Autonomic Nervous System Assessment Test

Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) Assessment System is a quick, clinically powerful, and easy to use non-invasive system to test for hidden diseases. In 15 minutes, it can identify clinical autonomic disorders and uncover major illness and health risks including:  sudden death, silent heart attacks, coronary artery disease, vascular abnormalities, orthostatic hypotension, and syncope. This test is used to:

  • Present a quick and reliable supplementary assessment of basic health risk factors

  • Assess the balance between the activities of the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the autonomic nervous system

  • Reliably discover ventricular and supraventricular extrasystoles

  • Assess accumulated physical and mental stress

CVProfilor® Test is a quick, simple, and non-invasive test that measures the elasticity of both your large and small arteries. This helps identify whether you have potential underlying vascular disease. When arteries stiffen, they are more likely to clog and cause heart attacks and strokes. The CVProfilor® Test provides information on the health of your arteries and can help to identify problems even before you are aware of them.

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