Cardiovascular Stress Tests
A stress test, sometimes called a treadmill test or exercise test, helps a doctor find out how well your heart handles work. As your body works harder during the test, it requires more oxygen, so the heart must pump more blood.
An echocardiogram (echo) is a test that uses high frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to make pictures of your heart. The test is also called echocardiography or diagnostic cardiac ultrasound.
An echo uses sound waves to create pictures of your heart’s chambers, valves, walls and the blood vessels (aorta, arteries, veins) attached to your heart.
A peripheral angiogram is a test that uses X-rays and dye to help your doctor find narrowed or blocked areas in one or more of the arteries that supply blood to your legs. The test is also called a peripheral arteriogram.
Cardiac catheterization (cardiac cath or heart cath) is a procedure to examine how well your heart is working. A thin, hollow tube called a catheter is inserted into a large blood vessel that leads to your heart. View an illustration of cardiac catheterization.
Varicose Veins Treatment
How tall you are might be a good indicator of risk for the gnarled, bulging varicose veins that can develop in the legs and ankles, a new study shows. The analysis — the largest looking at the drivers of varicose veins — found that certain genes that determine a person’s height are linked to the condition.
Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterizations
Heart attack patients may be asked to undergo a number of diagnostic tests and procedures. By learning what these tests are and why they're being done, you'll feel more confident. These tests are important and help your healthcare provider determine if a heart attack occurred
Laser superficial vein removal
A laser is a highly focused beam of light. A doctor can use a laser to treat varicose veins. Laser heat damages a vein, which makes scar tissue form. This scar tissue closes the vein. A closed vein loses its source of blood and dies. After a year or two, the vein is likely to disappear.
Through a painless procedure using radiofrequency waves, your abdominal fat can be reduced by up to 35% in just one session.
Clinical Cardiovascular Evaluation