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  • Electrocardiography (ECG) – records the electrical activity that causes the heart to beat.
  • Cardiac stress Testing (Exercise Tolerance Test) – shows how well the heart pumps blood under conditions of physical stress using a treadmill.

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  • Ambulatory ECG (Holter Monitoring) – records every single heartbeat for 24 hours, similar to the electrocardiogram, by using  a small digital device.

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  • External Cardiac Ambulatory Telemetry (ECAT) – This new system provides continuous live monitoring of your heart beats over several days in order to capture and record cardiac arrhythmias with or without symptoms. 

    The monitor records your heart beats automatically by sending the ECG information to the communicator, and then the communicator will send the ECG information to the Monitoring Center.  This data is reviewed by the physician every day to guide further diagnosis and treatment.

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  • Echocardiography– ultrasound study of the chambers and valves of the heart and function.

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  • Stress Echocardiogram– combination of the exercise tolerance test with a limited ultrasonogram of the heart before and after exercise. Provides information regarding the blood supply of the coronary arteries to the heart muscle.

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  • Arterial and Venous Doppler – by using sound waves, these tests show the normal or abnormal blood flow throughout the arteries and veins of the lower extremities. It may detect clots or blockages in these vessels as in deep vein thrombosis or peripheral artery disease.

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  • Carotid Duplex Testing – this ultrasound shows the normal or abnormal blood flow throughout the arteries of the neck.
  • Abdominal Aorta Doppler – this ultrasound is useful in the evaluation of a dilated abdominal aorta.
  • Cardiac Positron Emission Tomography Imaging (PET) – the PET scan shows the blood flow to the walls of the heart in high definition digital pictures. The PET is done in patients who cannot exercise or have inconclusive exercise tolerance test.

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  • Cardiac Catheterization & Coronary Angiography (CATH) – shows if any of the coronary arteries (that wrap around the heart) are narrowed and the exact location of the partial or complete blockage. Furthermore, it demonstrates if the heart muscle has been damaged and if the heart valves are working properly.

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  • Intravascular Coronary Ultrasonogram & Hemodynamics– this ultrasound shows the “composition” of the blockage and the severity of the narrowed coronary arteries. The physiologic significance of this blockage is measured with a pressure device (FFR).
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) – angioplasty is the widening of the blocked artery by using a tiny balloon with the deployment of a flexible tube made of wire mesh (stent) that remains in place holding the artery open.

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  • Enhanced External Counter Pulsation (EECP) Therapy – EECP is a well-established noninvasive, and durable treatment for patients with angina pectoris refractory to medical therapy who are poor revascularization candidates or continue to have chest discomfort despite angioplasty and/or coronary stents and/or coronary artery bypass grafting.

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  • Arrhythmia Center– Dr. Caceres’ subspecialty of Cardiac Electrophysiology allows him to diagnose and treat irregular, fast, and/or slow heartbeats with or without symptoms such as palpitations, fluttering, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, chest discomfort, etc.
  • Pacemaker & Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Clinic – when the heartbeats are very slow, a pacemaker helps the heart to beat at a normal rate. When the heart beats are dangerously fast, the Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) can make the heartbeats return to normal as before.  At BPHC, we are able to implant permanent pacemakers, and perform checks and follow-up of pacemakers and ICDs.
  • Cardiomyopathy & Heart Failure Clinic – Long standing hypertension, heart attack, hardening of the coronary arteries, heart valve problems, and other conditions may lead to heart failure.

Systolic heart failure means the heart is dilated with impaired contraction to pump enough blood to the organs and tissues of the body.

Diastolic heart failure means the heart muscle is thick and stiff with impaired relaxation and filling although the contraction is normal.

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  • Dyslipidemia, Hypertension & Atherosclerosis Treatment – High cholesterol and hypertension are risk factors for the hardening and narrowing (atherosclerosis) of the coronary and other arteries. This may result in angina pectoris, heart attack, stroke, leg pain on walking, etc.
  • Dyslipidemia, Hypertension & Atherosclerosis Treatment – High cholesterol and hypertension are risk factors for the hardening and narrowing (atherosclerosis) of the coronary and other arteries. This may result in angina pectoris, heart attack, stroke, leg pain on walking, etc.
  • Women & Heart Disease – Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women in the US. In women, the risk factors, presentation, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart attack or stroke are different than men.

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