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Hospital Based Services

Ablation

Cardiac ablation. Cardiac ablation is a procedure to scar or destroy tissue in your heart that's allowing incorrect electrical signals to cause an abnormal heart rhythm. Diagnostic catheters are threaded through blood vessels to your heart where they are used to map your heart's electrical signals.

Cardiac Consultation

Cardiac consultation provides expert diagnosis and treatment for difficult cardiac cases. Cardiologists and Cardiology fellows are available around the clock to ensure the best care for patients at MCG.

  • Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiac disease in patients recieving care for other conditions

  • Pre-op evaluations for non-cardiac surgery patients

  • Management of simple and complex arrhythmmias for patients under the care of another service

  • Management of acute coronary syndrome in patients with other acute conditions

Cardiac Catheterization

Cardiac catheterization (also called cardiac cath or coronary angiogram) is an invasive imaging procedure that tests for heart disease by allowing your doctor to "see" how well your heart is functioning. During the test, a long, narrow tube, called a catheter, is inserted into a blood vessel in your arm or leg and guided to your heart with the aid of a special X-ray machine. Contrast dye is injected through the catheter so that X-ray movies of your valves, coronary arteries, and heart chambers can be created

ICD Implants

WHAT IS AN IMPLANTABLE CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATOR (ICD)?

 

an icd is a battery-powered device placed under the skin that keeps track of your heart rate. thin wires connect the icd to your heart. if an abnormal heart rhythm is detected the device will deliver an electric shock to restore a normal heartbeat if your heart is beating chaotically and much too fast.icds have been very useful in preventing sudden death in patients with known, sustained ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation. studies have shown that they may have a role in preventing cardiac arrest in high-risk patients who haven't had, but are at risk for, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias.

Pacer Implants

A pacemaker is a small device with two parts

a generator and wires (leads, or electrodes)

that's placed under the skin in your chest to help control your heartbeat.

People may need a pacemaker for a variety of reasons — mostly due to one of a group of conditions called arrhythmias, in which the heart's rhythm is abnormal.

Normal aging of the heart may disrupt your heart rate, making it beat too slowly. Heart muscle damage resulting from a heart attack is another common cause of disruptions of your heartbeat.

Some medications can affect your heart rate as well. For some, genetic conditions cause an abnormal heart rate. Regardless of the underlying cause of an abnormal heart rate, a pacemaker may fix it.

A pacemaker can often be implanted in your chest with a minor surgery. You may need to take some precautions in your daily life after your pacemaker is installed.

Peripheral Catheterization

A peripheral catheterization is a procedure used to detect certain upper and lower peripheral extremity conditions.  During this procedure, a long, thin, flexible tube is inserted into the blood vessel either in your arm or in the groin and passed through to the neck.  This catheter allows the doctors access to perform procedures on the peripherals.In a typical peripheral angiography, a contrast dye is allowed to flow through the blood vessels to make the arteries visible via x-ray images.  This procedure helps detect peripheral artery blockage, a condition in which plaque builds up inside your arteries, causing narrowing and

obstruction of blood flow and consequently poor healing.Depending on the extent of blockage or disease, you may or may not need to undergo angioplasty or stenting.  These procedures are traditionally performed in the hospital setting.  However, Chinatown Cardiology, P.C. now has an outpatient peripheral cath lab conveniently located within the same building as our main office.