Our physicians, mid-level providers (physician assistants, nurse practitioners), nurses and technicians use the latest technologies and methods in order to identify, diagnose and treat your heart problems in an efficient manner. Depending on your symptoms, your physician may request that you undergo tests to assist him or her in diagnosing your condition. These tests may include an echocardiogram or a stress test, wearing a Holter monitor, having a Tilt Table test, or undergoing a cardiac catheterization. Your physician will order these tests as appropriate, and manage and monitor the process with the utmost care.
Once diagnoses are made, procedures may be performed by Interventional Cardiologists to prevent or repair heart problems. Procedures include angioplasty to widen an artery, stent placement to remove a blockage, cardiac resynchronization therapy to correct an irregular heartbeat, and electrophysiology studies to check your heart’s “electrical” activity, among others.
To learn more about these tests and procedures, review our Glossary of Terms.