Cardiovascular imaging techniques are some of the effective ways to both diagnose and manage cardiovascular disorders. At Cardiac Associates of North Jersey, we’re proud to provide our patients with a wide variety of cardiovascular imaging techniques to help them live the healthiest, happiest lives possible.
Located in Oakland, NJ, Cardiac Associates of North Jersey is dedicated to helping prevent, diagnose, and treat cardiovascular disease. For more information about our practice or any of the services we offer, contact us today.
Echocardiography uses two-dimensional and doppler imaging technologies to create comprehensive images of the heart. This technique is utilized for the diagnosis and management of patients that are known or suspected to have heart disease.
Echocardiography can reveal a number of things about the heart, including its:
- Size and shape
- Pumping capacity
- Ability to relax
- Valvar function
This diagnostic technology can also show the location and extent of tissue damage in the heart. It is often used in conjunction with our stress tests.
Upper and Lower Extremity and Arterial and Venous Dopplers
Upper and lower extremity and arterial and venous dopplers use high-frequency sound waves, otherwise known as ultrasound energy, to obtain images of the flow of blood in the veins and arteries of the extremities. This imaging technique is administered if patients report experiencing numbness or tingling in the arms or legs. The entire test typically takes between 30-60 minutes to complete.
Arterial Branch Index Testing
During this diagnostic test, blood pressure is measured at the ankle and arm while the patient is in a state of rest. Arterial Branch Index Testing is often conducted in conjunction with an exercise test. It is used to assess the severity of peripheral artery disease, or blockage in the arteries of the arms or legs.
Pulse Volume Recording (PVR)
This test utilizes blood pressure cuffs and a handheld ultrasound device to obtain information about the flow of blood in the arteries of the arms and legs. Like Arterial Branch Index Testing, PVR Testing is used to test for peripheral artery disease.
Other Cardiovascular Imaging Services
In addition to these tests, our practice also offers cardiovascular imaging tests that can be used to detect, monitor, and treat carotid artery disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm, and renal artery issues.
Cardiovascular imaging is one of the most important parts of the care we provide at Cardiac Associates of North Jersey. If you suspect that you or someone you love needs to undergo one of these imaging techniques, contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment.