Cardiac Care Group offers a wide range of services for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Read more about our procedures and treatment options on this page.
A cardiologist consultation is typically requested by your primary physician when he or she determines that you may have a heart or related illness. This may also include situations where you or your regular physician suggests you have a second opinion.
A cardiologist is a doctor that specializes in finding, treating and preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels. The initial consultation often involves a physical examination, a review of patient records and medical history, and possible diagnostic testing. Your cardiologist will help you understand the risks and prevention of heart disease.
The arteries of the heart (the coronary arteries) can become narrowed and blocked due to buildup of plaque on their inner walls. This narrowing reduces the flow of blood through the artery and over time can result in coronary artery disease and heart attack. Angioplasty may improve symptoms of coronary artery disease, such as angina or shortness of breath.
Angioplasty and stent placement procedures are used to open one or more clogged or narrowed heart arteries and improve blood flow to the heart muscle. Angioplasty involves inserting and expanding a small balloon where your artery is clogged to help widen the artery. Once the artery is opened, a small stent is used to support the artery.
The goal of angioplasty is to restore adequate blood flow through the affected part of the body. The procedure may be suggested by a physician to relieve angina, stop a heart attack, or improve heart function.
A pacemaker is a small device that is placed under the skin of your chest or abdomen to help control a heart that beats too slowly or has any type of abnormal rhythm. This battery-powered device delivers electrical pulses to prompt the heart muscle to beat at a normal rate, which can be life-saving.
Pacemakers can be used to treat many conditions with irregular heart rhythms, including congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathy. This may be recommended either after a life-threatening event, or more commonly as a preventative measure in patients who are at high risk for serious heart complications.
People with severe heart failure or serious arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) may be candidates for defibrillator implants. These devices are surgically placed under the skin of the chest to monitor the electrical activity of the heart. When a life-threatening abnormal rhythm is detected, small electric shocks are delivered to the heart to return it to a normal heart rhythm, which can be life-saving.
Candidates for implantable defibrillators include patients who have serious episodes of abnormal heart rhythm and patients who are at risk for heart attack or have had a heart attack.
We specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases of the heart and vascular system.
We evaluate and treat various diseases including, but not limited to, the following diseases:
• Coronary Artery Disease (clogging of the heart arteries)
• Peripheral Vascular Disease (poor circulation)
• Carotid Disease
• Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
• Cardiomyopathy (weakened heart muscle)
• Valvular Heart Disease (diseases of heart valve)
• Cardiac Arrhythmia (rhythm disturbances of heart)
2. Atrial Fibrillation/Atrial Flutter
3. Ventricular Ectopy
4. Ventricular Tachycardia
• Syncope (fainting)
• Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP)
• Myocardial Infarction (heart attack)
• Aortic Aneurysm
• Hypertension (high blood pressure)
• Dyslipidemia (cholesterol and triglycerides problem)
• Pericarditis (inflammation of the sac around the heart)
• Endocarditis (infection of heart valves)
• Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) (blood clot in the veins in the legs)
• Chronic Venous Insufficiency
1. Varicose Veins
4. Heaviness or Tiredness
5. Open Skin Sores
We evaluate and treat the diseases of the Heart and/or Vascular system causing the following symptoms:
• Chest pain/chest discomfort
• Shortness of breath
• Exertional fatigue
• Leg swelling
• Pain in the legs when walking
Office Services Offered:
2. Stress Lab:
Treadmill Stress Test
Nuclear Treadmill Stress Test
Nuclear Chemical Stress Test
3. Arrythmias Lab:
Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Check
4. Echo Lab:
Echocardiography (2D and 3D)
Arterial Doppler study with ABI
5. Cardiac Screening
Cardio Vascular Profiler
Cardio Metabolic Test (Neuropathy)
6. Coumadin Clinic and Advanced Lipid Testing
7. Muga Scan
8. Venous Ablation
Medtronic ClosureFast™ Catheter & VenaSeal™ Closure System
Hospital Services Offered:
(In conjunction with Hospitals and Physicians in the area)
1. Cardiac Catheterization and Coronary Angiography
Selective Renal Artery Angiogram
Lower extremity Angiography
2. Peripheral Vasuclar Angiography
Renal Artery Angiography
Lower Extremity Angiography
Upper Extremity Angiography
3. Percutaneous Coronary Interventions
PTCA, Stents, Rotablator, Laser, Thrombectomy and others
4. Percutaneous Peripheral Vascular Interventions
PTA, Stents, Atherectomy, Thrombectomy and others
IVC filter replacement
5. Tilt Table test
Pacemakers, ICD, Bi-V ICD, Loop Recorders
7. Electrophysiology Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures
EP Study, all types of ablation procedures including A.V. nodal, accessory bypass tract, A-Flutter, atrial fibrillation, and ventricular tachycardia