CARDIOVASCULAR

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Heart Disease Testing

 

Following your heart disease screening, Dr. Kashani may recommend non-invasive cardiac testing available right in our office. For most tests, we offer same week appointments – no unnecessary traveling to testing facilities or waiting days for your results.


Tests performed in our offices include:


  • Echocardiogram
  • Carotid Doppler Ultrasound
  • Vascular Extremity Testing
  • Abdominal Aorta

Tests we refer out include:

  • Nuclear stress test
  • Stress echocardiogram
  • Holter Monitor/Event Monitor

EKG

 

Echocardiogram

Echocardiogram is a Doppler ultrasound of the heart to evaluate heart function. Echocardiogram is also referred to as transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE), Doppler ultrasound of the heart, or surface echo. This test uses a painless wand that is moved over the chest and heart area and creates a digital image showing blood flow and structures of the heart.


 

Stress Echocardiogram

Stress Echocardiogram, also called a stress echo, combines an echocardiogram with a stress test to show how the heart works during “stress” or exercise. The echocardiogram uses sound waves to produce an image of the heart on a monitor before and during exercise. Stress echocardiography helps cardiologists diagnose coronary heart disease.

Carotid Doppler Ultrasound

A Carotid Doppler ultrasound can measure the flow of blood within the heart and arteries as well as evaluate valve movement. Helping to detect blockages, an arterial ultrasound can screen for clots or blockages that might raise your risk for a stroke, peripheral artery disease of the legs, or an aortic aneurysm; a common and potentially fatal disease.

Holter Monitor / Event Monitor

A Holter or event monitor records the heart’s rhythm to diagnose abnormal rhythms of the heart. The device, which looks like a small box or pack is attached to leads on the chest and worn for a period of time to record the heart's rhythm.

Extremity Testing

Extremity testing can detect peripheral artery disease. An ultrasound painlessly creates pictures of the blood flowing through the arteries, showing any blockages that could potentially cause a blood clot or stroke.

Abdominal Aorta Screening

Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm with Ultrasound 



Please note Dr. Kashani is not a cardiologist. 


Cardiologist referral will be recommended when necessary.