Outpatient procedures that involve invasive intervention or non-invasive procedures are performed in Midtown Medical Center’s Cardiology department, which include the Cardiac Catheterization Lab, echo, EKG and vascular services. The procedures performed include:
- Cardiac catheterization procedures to include angioplasty and stenting of coronary arteries if indicated. Cardiac catheterization is a procedure performed by a cardiologist with a specialized trained team cardiovascular nurses and technologists to diagnose and treat cardiovascular conditions.
- Pacemaker and defibrillator implantation.
- Cardiac and vascular intervention.
- Cardioversions for atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter.
- Echocardiogram and transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) is an ultrasound of the heart.
- Electrocardiogram (EKG) is a display of a person's heartbeat.
- Tilt table test is a test designed to detect one of the most common causes of fainting or lightheadedness, a phenomenon known as postural hypotension/orthostatic hypotension. Tilt table testing may also be done when heart disease is not suspected of being responsible for attack of fainting/syncope or near-syncope.
- Stress test is performed by a doctor and technicians to determine the amount of stress that your heart can manage before developing either an abnormal rhythm or evidence of not enough blood flow to the heart muscle.
- Carotid duplex is an ultrasound to show how well blood is flowing through the carotid arteries located in the neck.
- Arterial venous duplex is an ultrasound used to detect the presence, location and severity of arteries and venous vascular diseases
- 24-48 hour heart monitoring to monitor arrhythmias
- 30 day event monitors to monitor arrhythmias
The Cardiology and Imaging Services Department is open Monday through Friday, 7:30a.m.-4:30p.m. The department is closed New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information, contact (706) 571-1000.