What We Do

Some of the procedures that Eastern Cardiology can either inform you about or perform ourselves in order to assist you in your quest for heart health are:

Echocardiogram

An echocardiogram is a test used to assess the heart’s function and structures. A transducer (like a microphone) sends out ultrasonic sound waves which move through the skin and other body tissues to the heart tissues, where they echo or bounce off of the heart structures. A computer then interprets the echoes into an image of the heart.


Cardiac Catheterization

Cardiac catheterization is an invasive imaging procedure that tests for heart disease by allowing your doctor to “see” how well your heart is functioning. A long, narrow tube (catheter) is inserted into a blood vessel in your arm or leg and guided to your heart with the aid of an X-ray machine. Contrast dye is injected through the catheter so that X-ray movies of your valves, coronary arteries, and heart chambers can be created.


Stress Testing

Stress Testing

During this test, you walk on a treadmill while being monitored to see how far you walk and if you develop chest pain or changes in your ECG that suggest that your heart is not getting enough blood. You will walk on a treadmill while the electrical activity of your heart is measured with an electrocardiogram (ECG), and blood pressure readings are taken. This will measure your heart’s reaction to your body’s increased need for oxygen.


EKG

An electrocardiogram is a simple, painless test that records the heart’s electrical activity. To understand this test, it helps to understand how the heart works. With each new heartbeat, an electrical signal spreads from the top of the heart to the bottom. As it travels, the signal causes the heart to contract and pump blood. The heart’s electrical signals set the rhythm of the heartbeat.