Patient Education

Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI)

The ankle-brachial index test is a quick and non-invasive test that is done in our office. It is a simple way to check your risk of peripheral artery disease (PAD).

Cardiac Catheterization

A cardiac catheterization allows the doctor to study how well your heart pumps blood and to examine the coronary arteries and heart valves.


The MUGA scan is a Nuclear Medicine imaging study used to assess the function of the heart. This scan produces a moving image of the beating heart, which can help determine important information about the health of the cardiac ventricles.

Nuclear Stress Test

A nuclear stress test uses a radioactive pharmaceutical to image the heart before and after a stress test. This test checks for blockages in the coronary arteries.

Stress Echocardiogram

A stress echo combines an echocardiogram with a stress test. It allows your doctor to learn how well your heart works when it is made to beat faster and harder.

Transesophageal Echo (TEE)

A transesophageal Echo or TEE, is a procedure that uses ultrasound to examine the heart. This test uses a special ultrasound probe that is inserted down the esophagus.

Treadmill Stress Test

A stress test can be used to test for heart disease. Stress tests are tests performed by a doctor and/or trained technician to determine the amount of stress that your heart can manage before developing either an abnormal rhythm or evidence of ischemia.