Cardiology Services List
Shaukat Khan M.D.
Invasive / Noninvasive Cardiology
Board of Cardiology
Diplomaté American Board
of Internal Medicine
Family Nurse Practioner
A non-invasive diagnostic procedure in which ultrasonic waves are used to create atwo-dimensional view of the heart. Structures within the heart can be easily evaluated with this procedure. Flow of blood within the heart and across valves can also be evaluated.
Cardiac structures are more clearly visualized by echocardiogram using a probe within the esophagus directly behind the heart.
Nuclear Cardiac Imaging
This procedure is done in the office using a nuclear imaging agent to evaluate for blockages in coronary arteries and is usually combined with a treadmill or chemical stress test.
A diagnostic test that studies the heart’s electrical activity to screen for possible abnormalities in the heart’s blood circulation, rhythm or muscle.
A diagnostic procedure that delineates the severity of a patient’s heart disease. This information allows the physician to design a specific treatment program. Cardiac catheterization involves gathering hemodynamic data from within the heart as well as injecting contrast dye to produce x-ray images of the heart and heart arteries.
Carotid Doppler Ultrasound is a non-invasive test that uses sound waves to measure the flow of blood through the large carotid arteries that supply blood to the brain. These arteries can narrow due to arteriosclerosis or other causes and this can lead to TIA (mini-stroke) or CVA (stroke). This test can help doctors to determine stroke risk and help determine preventive measures.
ABI or Ankle Brachial Index
A non-invasive diagnostic procedure which compares arm (brachial artery) blood pressure to leg blood pressure to evaluate for peripheral vascular disease.
Event Monitoring and Holter Recording
A heart rhythm monitor used at home by patients to evaluate palpitations, dizziness, chest pain, and other intermittent symptoms, or to judge effectiveness of treatment. Event recording is often used to diagnose infrequent heart rhythms.
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What to expect with a Cardiac Catheterization.