Advanced Technology and Out-Patient Convenience

Our patients benefit from the latest, most sophisticated technology available in cardiovascular care, provided by outstanding and compassionate physicians.  Better yet, our patients receive tests on a convenient outpatient basis; you can visit our office for your test and return to the comfort of your own ho me the very same day.  No matter which office you typically visit, you’ll be greeted by familiar and friendly faces.

Exercise Stress Test (Treadmill) Treadmill exercise with monitoring of electrocardiogram to detect heart disease.

Nuclear Stress Test – (sometimes also referred to as a Thallium Stress Test) used to assess blood flow to the heart during rest and activity, using a special camera, both before and after exercise on a treadmill.

Medication Stress Test – (may also be called Persantine Stress Test, Pharmacologic Test) – A form of Nuclear Stress Test (see description above) which also utilizes a medication which is given to expand (dilate) the coronary arteries to simulate what happens during exercise.

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) – A form of nuclear stress test utilizing a special camera to obtain superior images of the blood flow pattern to the heart.  A Cardiac PET also utilizes a medication which is given to expand (dilate) the coronary arteries to simulate what happens during exercise.

Echocardiogram (Echo) – This test uses ultrasound technology to obtain images of the heart, in order to assess the structure and function of the heart muscle and valves.

Holter MonitorA small, portable device that is worn during normal daily activities to monitor the heart’s electrical activity in order to detect the presence of an abnormal heart rhythm.

Carotid Duplex Study This test uses ultrasound technology to obtain detailed images of blood flow through the carotid arteries (the vessels that supply blood to the brain). Detailed information on this test and how to prepare for it are located on the Pre-Test Instructions Page.

Impedance Cardiography (ICG) – This non-invasive test measures pressures within the heart chambers and chest cavity.

Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) – This test assesses blood circulation in the legs.  Blood pressure is measured and compared at the ankle and the arm.

Event Monitoring Much like a Holter Monitor, the Event Monitor is also a small, portable device that is worn during daily activities, often for a longer period of time. An Event Monitor records the heart’s electrical activity in order to detect the presence of an abnormal heart rhythm.

Lipid Clinic – Lipids, also known as, Cholesterol and Triglycerides, are essentially “fats” that circulate in your blood. The risk of developing cardiovascular disease is significantly increased when blood levels of cholesterol or triglycerides become elevated. With that in mind, we believe that health awareness is an integral part of prevention. If you are interested in having your cholesterol and triglyceride levels monitored, please contact our office to schedule your lab test.

Coumadin Clinic For our patients that are currently taking Coumadin/Warfarin/Jantoven, a PT/INR blood test, which is obtained through periodic blood draws and/or fingersticks, will aid the physician in the management of  the patients Coumadin/Warfarin/Jantoven dose. In order for the drug to be safe and effective, the PT/INR (Protime/International Normalized Ratio) levels must be kept within a specific therapeutic range. Contact us today to learn more our Coumadin Clinic.

Device Clinic (Pacemaker and Defibrillator) – For our patient’s with implanted devices such as a Pacemaker or AICD (Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator), we offer in office and at-home device interrogation (monitoring).

Enhanced External Counterpulsation – (EECP) – Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) is a noninvasive technique to treat angina.  During the EECP treatment, an ECG (Electrocardiogram) will monitor your heart’s electrical activity, and special cuffs, much like a typical blood pressure cuff, are placed on your arms and legs.  The cuffs are periodically inflated and deflated in response to your heart’s rhythm. EECP therapy may be beneficial if you continue to experience angina, despite standard medical therapies. EECP may also be an option if you have had previous angioplasty or bypass surgery, but continue to experience chest pain.

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6507 Professional Place, Riverdale,
Georgia 30274
Phone: 770-991-2100

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1050 Eagle's Landing Parkway
Suite 101, Stockbridge, Georgia 30281
Phone: 770-474-4248

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4899 Bill Gardner Parkway
Locust Grove, Georgia 30248
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115 Sumner Road, Fayetteville,
Georgia 30214
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