Specialty outpatient care

Our cardiologists, nurses and technologists are trained in preventing, diagnosing and treating:

  • Blocked heart arteries (coronary artery disease)
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Heart palpitations
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol (lipid abnormalities)
  • Valve and vascular diseases
  • Cardiac rhythm disorders

Our team can provide initial consultation and follow-up care for advanced cardiac interventional procedures, as well as electrophysiology services and peripheral vascular interventions.

We also offer echocardiography, electrocardiograms, event recorders, exercise stress testing, holter monitors, evaluations for pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), noninvasive vascular testing and nuclear cardiology expertise, in an outpatient setting.

Preparing for your visit

Ultrasound

Abdominal Aortic Ultrasound

  • How should I prepare?
    • Do not eat or drink anything except non-carbonated water for 8 to 12 hours prior to your test.
    • Take your usual medicine, unless your doctor instructed you otherwise.
  • How long does the test take?
    • Up to one hour.

Carotid Duplex

  • How should I prepare?
    • There is no special preparation required for this test.
  • How long does the test take?
    • 30 to 45 minutes.

Echocardiogram

  • How should I prepare?
    • There is no special preparation required for this test.
  • How long does the test take?
    • 30 to 40 minutes.

Lower Extremity Arterial Ultrasound

  • How should I prepare?
    • There is no special preparation required for this test.
  • How long does the test take?
    • 30 to 40 minutes.

Renal Duplex

  • How should I prepare?
    • Do not eat or drink anything except non-carbonated water for 8 to 12 hours prior to your test.
    • Take your usual medicine, unless your doctor instructed you otherwise.
  • How long does the test take?
    • 30 to 40 minutes.
Stress Testing

Exercise Nuclear Stress Test

  • How should I prepare?
    • For 24 hours before the test NO coffee, tea, colas or other soft drinks that contain caffeine, including those labeled “caffeine-free”. NO chocolates, including candies, frosting, cookies, pies, cocoa and chocolate milk.
    • Do not have anything to eat after midnight on the day of the test.
    • Please drink water or juice the morning of the test.
  • Wear or bring comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and shoes with rubber soles.
    • Bring a list of medications you take routinely.
    • Take all your medications as normal, unless otherwise instructed by your physician.
    • If you are a diabetic, you may bring a small snack with you.
  • How long does the test take?
    • Plan to be in our office for at least 3 to 4 hours.

Exercise Stress Echocardiogram

  • How should I prepare?
    • Wear comfortable shoes with rubber soles and comfortable clothing.
    • You may have a light meal the day of the test, BUT fast 3 hours prior to testing.
    • Please drink water or juice during 3 hour fasting.
    • Take your medications unless otherwise instructed by your physician.
  • How long does the test take?
    • Total test time including preparation, images and recovery is about one hour.

Pharmacological Nuclear Stress Test

  • How should I prepare?
    • Do not have anything to eat after midnight on the day of the test
    • Please drink water or juice the morning of the test
    • For 24 hours before the test NO coffee, tea, colas or other soft drinks that contain caffeine, including those labeled “caffeine-free”. NO chocolates, including candies, frosting, cookies, pies, cocoa and chocolate milk.
    • NO products that contain caffeine, such as Anacin and Excedrin. You may take regular aspirin. (Please check with your physician if you are taking these products).
    • NO persantine (Dipyridamole) (Please check with your physician if you are taking these products).
    • NO theophylline or theophylline containing products such as Constant-T, Primatene, Quibron, Slo-Phyllin, or Theo-Dur 48 hours prior to testing.
  • How long does the test take?
    • Plan to be in our office for at least 3 to 4 hours.

Routine Treadmill Stress Test

  • How should I prepare?
    • Wear comfortable shoes with rubber soles and comfortable clothing.
    • No caffeine the AM of the test.
    • You may have a light meal day of test, but Fast 3 hours prior to the stress test
    • Please drink water or juice until time of test.
    • Take your medications unless otherwise instructed by your physician.
  • How long does the test take?
    • Total test time including preparation, images and recovery is about one hour.
Heart Rhythm Monitoring

Holter Monitor (24 Hours)

  • How should I prepare?
    • Please do not apply body lotion, oil, or greasy products on your chest area.
  • How long will I be at the office?
    • About 20 minutes to set up and provide instructions.
Other Testing

Anticoagulant Clinic

  • How should I prepare?
    • There is no special preparation.
  • How long does the test take?
    • These tests are only done under urgent circumstances in our offices. Blood draw lengths at facilities and at home can vary.

Multi-Gated Acquisition (MUGA)

  • How should I prepare?
    • Bring a list and medication bottles you take routinely.
    • Take all your medications as normal, UNLESS otherwise instructed by your physician.
  • How long does the test take?
    • Up to two hours.