- Exercise Stress Echocardiogram
- Treadmill Stress Test
- Holter Monitor
Our practice has built a reputation of providing exceptional cardiac care in a modern, newly-built office. We are one of the few Cardiology practices in the area to invest in the same state-of-the-art digital cardiac ultrasound (echocardiogram) system that major hospitals use. This setup gives us a unique opportunity to counsel patients with abnormal findings by showing them actual moving images of their hearts on our computer workstation. All studies are professionally interpreted by Dr. Nguyen who is Board Certified in Cardiology and Echocardiography. Our procedure room also features a motorized exam table which can be raised and lowered, allowing ease of transfer for patients who have limited mobility.
Dr. Nguyen is a general non-invasive cardiologist and collaborates with cardiac surgeons, interventional cardiologists, and electrologists to provide complete care for his patients.
Interventional cardiologist: Cardiologists who specialize in invasive cardiac procedures like angioplasty, stenting, and treatment of structural heart problems using catheter-based techniques and devices.
Electrophysiologists: Cardiologists who specialize in the evaluation and treatment of electrical problems within the heart like arrythmia, ablations, permanent pacemakers, and ICD’s.
Cardiac surgeon: Not a cardiologist, but a surgeon who specializes in operating on the heart including performance of CABG (coronary artery bypass graft), valve replacements, and other cardiac abnormalities that cannot be treated by catheter-based techniques. Cardiac surgeon typically deal with the acute surgical aspect of cardiac care and less with the chronic management of cardiac conditions.
Our practice goal is to provide comprehensive cardiology care for our patients, with a focus on non-invasive services and medical management of chronic conditions. Instead of trying to do a little bit of everything, we have partnered with respected interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, and cardiac surgeons to help manage complex cases that need invasive treatments or surgery.
When selecting a cardiologist, please familiarize yourself with the scope of each cardiology practice. If you need to have an angiogram and your cardiologist tells you that they “do everything”, remember to ask directly if they will also be the one doing angioplasty/stenting for your case or if it will be done by one of their associates. If a significant coronary blockage is found during the middle of your case, some invasive cardiologists who only do diagnostic angiograms must call one of their associates whom you’ve never met to your angioplasty/stenting.
If a patient needs a heart stent, we will refer the patient to our interventional cardiology colleagues who can do both diagnostic angiograms as well as angioplasty/stenting. If they need a pacemaker or defibrillator, we will send our patient to our electrophysiology colleagues. This is to ensure that our patient receives the best care for their problems with a specialist that is specially trained for that problem and gives the patient a chance to talk to that expert before any treatment is done.