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Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closures

Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) – a congenital condition in which a small, flap-like opening between the right and left upper chambers of the heart doesn’t close properly. The procedure to close it involves using a catheter to insert a small, permanent device in the heart wall to stop the abnormal

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Nuclear Studies

Nuclear stress tests are similar to the treadmill test but also provide images of the heart taken under a special camera. Showing the relative amounts of an injected radioisotope within the heart muscle, the nuclear stress tests more accurately identify regional areas of reduced blood flow.   What to Expect

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Vascular and Endovascular Procedures

Vascular diseases occur when the heart can no longer pump blood through the body effectively and includes any number of conditions which affect your arteries, veins and lymph vessels.   Such as: Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Aneurysm Renal (Kidney) Artery Disease Reynaud’s Disease or Reynaud’s Syndrome Buerger’s Disease Peripheral Venous

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Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is performed to close damaged and malfunctioning veins that are responsible for causing varicose veins. What to Expect Varicose veins do not function properly and do not return blood back to the heart. The pressure that causes these veins to enlarge can also eventually damage normal surrounding

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Acute MI (Heart Attack) Interventions

Acute myocardial infarction, or myocardial infarction, is more commonly known as a heart attack. Different treatment options to be considered include angioplasty and stent placement, thrombolytic therapy (clot-busting medication) alone or with other medications, and/or coronary artery by-pass surgery. What is an Acute MI? A heart attack occurs when the

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Cardiac Catheterizations

Cardiac catheterization is a test to evaluate the health of your heart and coronary arteries. What to Expect It is used to monitor the blood flow and blood pressure in the chambers of your heart and blood flow within your coronary arteries. Defects in the movement of the heart wall

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Anticoagulation Clinic Services

CVC has a robust, well-established outpatient Anticoagulation Clinic managed by your CVC provider and a team of highly experienced, certified Anticoagulation Registered Nurses. Our anticoagulation team focuses on the blood thinner Warfarin (Coumadin®) and provides specialized education and medication management (including bridging with Lovenox when indicated), to those at risk for

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Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

Congestive heart failure is diagnosed when the heart is unable to pump adequate amounts of blood to meet the demands of your body’s organs. A normal heart on the left and a congested heart on the right. Congestive Heart Failure Symptoms When this happens some, or all, of the following

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Heart Rhythm Monitors

Heart Rhythm Monitors come in two different types: Holter Monitors and Event Monitors. Holter Monitors A Holter monitor is a portable device worn continuously for 24 hours. This is helpful in observing for occasional arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms) that would be difficult to identify on an EKG. Event Monitors Event

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Vascular Ultrasound

A diagnostic ultrasound image is produced by specialized equipment and uses high-frequency sound waves to view areas inside the body. Carotid Ultrasound A painless and harmless test that uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of the insides of the two large arteries in your neck. Abdominal and Pelvic Ultrasound

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