Our St. George office performs bubble echocardiograms. This is a minimally invasive procedure in which we monitor for plaque buildup or holes in arteries that could be the source of heart-related symptoms.
Abdominal Aortic Ultrasound
One ultrasound we offer specifically examines the aorta, the largest blood vessel in your body, for aneurysms or dilated vessels. Conditions such as these can lead to sometimes dangerous health risks without such diagnostic testing.
To examine the carotid arteries that circulate blood flow to your brain, we may perform another ultrasonic test. In the case that we uncover large amounts of plaque blocking circulation, an endarterectomy may be required from another vascular surgeon.
We may also perform an ankle-brachial index for diagnosing peripheral artery disease (PAD). In this procedure, our specialists will measure the blood pressure in your upper arm and ankle, comparing levels for any signs of plaque buildup or limited blood circulation.
Peripheral Arterial Ultrasound
As another test for PAD, we provide peripheral arterial ultrasounds as well. This test will give us clear imaging of any narrowed arteries or occlusions that are restricting blood flow and possibly causing your symptoms.
Electrocardiograms (EKG) are heart rate monitors that measure the electrical activity of a patient’s heart. These are performed quickly and easily if needed during your office visit.
Holter Monitor (24-hour or 48-hour)
To measure heart rate and check for any cardiac arrhythmia for a 24-hour or 48-hour testing period, our specialists will attach a Holter monitor to patients, one type of EKG our Mesquite office uses. We’ll place sensors on the patient’s skin that connects back to the device. However, since sensors can go discreetly under a person’s clothing, there is no need for your daily routine to cease.
21-day Cardiac Event Monitor
We also offer 21-day cardiac event monitors should the patient require a longer heart monitoring period. In these cases, generally, the patient’s arrhythmia will not be as apparent, necessitating more time to identify it.
Treatment of PAD
Should we diagnose peripheral arterial disease, our specialists offer several solutions and PAD treatment plans that help individuals live healthier and enjoy fulfilling lives. Contact our Mesquite, NV, medical clinic today to begin!
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