A specialty branch of physiology concerned with the study, diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders.
This is a branch of cardiology that focuses on catheter-based treatment of structural heart diseases, including angioplasty and stent.
Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization
The process of introducing catheters into veins or arteries, then into either the left or right side of the heart.
Diagnostic Peripheral Angiography
A test that uses X-rays and dye to find narrowed or blocked areas in the arteries that supply blood to your legs.
This opens the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart. A stent is a tube that expands inside the coronary artery.
The blocked area of the peripheral artery is removed through an inflated balloon within a catheter.
This surgery treatment uses a catheter with a sharp blade to remove plaques of fatty material from blood vessels.
PFO & ASD Closures
A catheter-based closure of the patient foramen ovale (PFO) and atrial septal defect (ASD).
Retrievable IVC Filters
These are small, cage-like devices inserted into the inferior vena cava in order to capture blood clots.
A procedure used to scar or destroy a small area of tissue in the heart that is causing abnormal rhythm.
A generator is placed on the left side of the chest, attached to a wire guided through a blood vessel to the heart.
Your doctor will determine if demand pacing or rate-responsive pacing is a better fit for your needs.
Pacemaker Lead Extraction
Lead extraction through the femoral or subclavian vein.
This is a pager-sized device placed into the heart ventricles to help your heart keep beating effectively.
Laser Lead Extraction
Special catheter-guided lasers help free the lead from the surrounding scar tissue.
Ultrasound waves are used to examine the functionality of the heart and diagnose heart diseases and disorders.
A procedure measuring heartbeat and blood pressure while exercising to determine the health of the heart and blood vessels.
Transesophageal echocardiography is a test used to produce ultrasonic imaging of the heart to better diagnose disorders.
Holter Monitor & Event Recording
A small battery-operated device that is used to record the heart’s activity for those who have irregular cardiac symptoms.
Ultrasound test that examines blood vessel circulation in the body to identify blood clots and artery blockage.
Tilt Table Testing
Patients lie on a table that is slowly tilted upward, used to measure blood pressure, heart rate and gravity’s effect on the heart.
An exercise test on the treadmill is a way to test the effect of exercise on your heart and your ability to breathe.
Ankle-Brachial Index Testing
This is the ratio of the blood pressure at the ankle to the blood pressure in the upper arm (brachium).
Circulation equipment provides support to a patient’s circulatory or respiratory functions in certain heart procedures.
CT Coronary Calcium Score
A heart scan that calculates your risk of developing coronary artery disease, a common heart condition.
Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
A non-invasive method of obtaining blood pressure readings while the patient is in their own environment.