Diagnostics

Advanced Tools for Heart and Vascular Diagnosis

State-of-the-Art Equipment to Diagnose Heart and Vascular Problems

Making the right diagnosis is vital to identifying the appropriate treatment for heart or vascular problems. At Coast Cardiovascular Consultants PLLC, we use the most up-to-date procedures and equipment available in the medical field to diagnose and treat heart and vascular diseases. 

We are accredited by  the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for Nuclear Cardiology and PET.  
Electrocardiogram ECG

Electrocardiogram ECG / EKG

ECG / EKG helps in detecting or diagnosing irregular heart rhythms or arrhythmias.

Stress Testing

This test monitors your heart rate and blood pressure during periods of cardiac stress. Also known as an exercise test or treadmill test, this test can be performed via treadmill or simulated with chemical inducement.

Doppler Studies (Arterial, Carotid, Renal Artery or Venous)

This test uses ultrasound waves to assess blood flow in parts of the body.

Holter Monitoring

An electrocardiogram is used to continuously record or monitor a patient’s heart rhythm, usually over a 24-hour period. This procedure helps in detecting arrhythmias or irregular heart rhythms that may not be detected during a resting electrocardiogram.

Remote and In-Office Pacemaker Monitoring

The heart rate or rhythm is monitored using an implanted device such as a pacemaker or ICD (Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator).

Echocardiography

Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) and Stress Echocardiography
A grouping of ultrasound tests using sound waves to determine the shape, texture, and movement of valves and other heart structures.

The Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) is performed in the esophagus, which is close to the heart, to give clearer pictures of the heart and its structures. 

A transducer is placed at the end of a tube, which is passed down into the esophagus. This procedure helps the physician in identifying problems such as heart infection or disease or problems with the heart’s wall or valves.

Stress Echocardiography
This procedure is performed along with a stress test to evaluate the heart muscle at rest and immediately after an exercise.

Cardiac and Peripheral CT

Cardiac and Peripheral CT are 3D imaging techniques that are performed using a 64-slice volume CT scanner. These techniques provide a more detailed image of the coronary and vascular system to reveal any signs of cardiovascular disease. 

Cardiac Calcium Scoring

Cardiac Calcium Scoring is a preliminary screening test performed using a 64-slice volume CT scanner. This test can strongly predict if you are on a path or have the beginning stages of any heart diseases. It identifies and measures the amount of calcified plaque in the coronary arteries and rates it based on the Agatston scale. 

Cardiac Catheterization

This procedure is performed via a catheter in the cath lab to measure the pressure inside the heart, diagnose cardiac complications, evaluate the coronary arteries, and choose the best course of treatment.

This procedure is also known as Coronary Angiography.

Peripheral Vascular Angiography

This procedure is similar to a cardiac cath and is performed in the peripheral vessels (extremities) to evaluate the arteries outside of the heart for blockages (PVD, Peripheral Vascular Disease). It can also help the physician to choose the best treatment. 
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228-875-5585 (Ocean Springs location) today!
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