Pacemaker Implantation

Pacemaker Implantation

Cardiovascular Medical Group provides Pacemaker Implantation and Monitoring services. Why would a patient need a Pacemaker? Slow heartbeat Irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) Block in heart’s electrical pathway What is a Pacemaker? A pacemaker is a small, lightweight battery-powered device that helps the heart beat at a regular rhythm. It is used to replace a defective natural…

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Defibrillator Implantation

Defibrillator Implantation

Cardiovascular Medical Group provides defibrillator implantation and monitoring. Cardiac Defibrillation Is a way of returning an abnormally fast or disorganized heartbeat to normal with a very brief electric shock. Implantable Defibrillator An implantable defibrillator is a lifesaving device that is placed under the skin (with wires running to the heart) to defibrillate (shock) and/or work…

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Transesophageal Echocardiography

Transesophageal Echocardiography

Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) is a type of echocardiography (echo). Echo shows the size and shape of the heart and how well the heart chambers and valves are working. Echo can pinpoint areas of heart muscle that aren’t contracting well because of poor blood flow or injury from a previous heart attack. Echo also can detect…

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Peripheral Intervention

Peripheral Intervention

Aortic, Carotid and Peripheral Vascular Disease Endovascular Therapies: As cardiovascular specialists we have extended our expertise beyond just the heart to the entire vascular system. Aortic Disease: The aorta is the main artery that extends from the aortic valve at the level of the heart through the thoracic cavity and the abdominal cavity into the…

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Interventional Cardiology

Interventional Cardiology

Interventional cardiology is an ever expanding specialty which began with diagnostic cardiac catheterization, but has now expanded to include remediation of the diseases of the heart, valves and entire vascular system. Cardiovascular Medical Group provides the following services: Coronary Angioplasty and Stents Structural Heart Disease Peripheral Angiography and Endovascular Therapies Coronary Angioplasty and Stents: A…

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Pre-Operative Evaluation

Pre-Operative Evaluation

Cardiovascular Medical Group provides the following preoperative evalution services. Coronary Bypass Surgery Surgical Valve Replacement Non-Cardiac Surgery The cardiologist often plays a pivotal role in evaluating patients for cardiac as well as non-cardiac surgery. The pre-operative assessment is a specialized form of Cardiovascular Consultation which will focus on assessing the cardiovascular risk factors for surgery…

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Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization

Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization

Cardiac catheterization is the most commonly performed invasive cardiac procedure. Cardiac catheterization has been historically the most important procedure performed by a cardiologist to assess heart disease. In the early days of cardiology, it was performed to assess various kinds of congenital and valvular heart disease. Today it is the most commonly performed invasive cardiac…

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