Orlando Cardiac & Vascular Specialists

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Cardiac Symptoms

Conditions Treated

If you are experiencing any of those symptoms, please contact us to schedule appointment.

  • Chest discomfort
  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness
  • Exertional fatigue
  • Fainting
  • Leg discomfort
  • Leg swelling
  • Palpitations
  • Shortness of breath

We evaluate and treat various diseases including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Angina
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Atrial Fibrillation / Atrial Flutter
  • Bradycardia
  • Cardiac Arrhythmia
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Deep Venous Thrombosis
  • Elevated cholesterol
  • Elevated triglycerides
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart attack
  • Hypertension
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Supra Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope (fainting)
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Ventricular Ectopy
  • Ventricular Tachycardia

Orlando Cardiac & Vascular Specialists works closely with each patient to help diagnose heart disease based on your medical and family histories, a physical exam, and results from tests. One reason the OCVS medical team asks you a series of questions and orders diagnostic tests are to rule out other conditions that could be causing your symptoms.

Diagnostic Tests

Here is a lists of tests routinely used to help our patients get the diagnosis and care they need:

Blood tests

Blood tests for cholesterol, triglycerides, and other measures of heart health.

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Blood pressure test

Measuring blood pressure is part of routine doctor’s visits, but it's also an important part of diagnosing heart disease.

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Electrocardiogram

Whether you spell it EKG or ECG, it's an electrocardiogram. This test records the electrical activity of your heart through small electrode patches attached to the skin of your chest, arms and legs. EKG’s are safe, painless and inexpensive tests that are routinely performed if a heart condition is suspected.

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Chest X-ray

A chest X-ray (aka chest film) uses a very small amount of radiation to produce an image of the heart, lungs, and chest bones on film. The three may purposes a OCVS physician will use a chest x-ray is to:

  • Look at the structures of the chest (bones, heart, lungs)
  • Evaluate placement of devices (pacemakers, defibrillators) or tubes placed during hospitalization for treatment and monitoring (catheters, chest tubes)
  • Diagnose lung and cardiac diseases
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Echocardiogram

There are several variations on the echocardiogram, or "echo," as doctors call it. Here’s what they are looking for:

  • Assess the overall function of your heart.
  • Determine the presence of many types of heart disease.
  • Follow the progress of heart valve disease over time.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of medical or surgical treatments.
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Cardiac catheterization

Cardiac catheterization -- also called a coronary angiogram -- means running a catheter into your heart. It's done to help doctors see what's going on in there, and whether they need to operate.

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Stress Test

Does your heart respond well to exertion? That's what a stress test looks for. Treadmill and Nuclear Stress Tests are performed by OCVS physicians to determine the amount of stress that your heart can manage before developing either abnormal rhythm or evidence of ischemia.

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Carotid, Arterial, and Venous Duplex Imaging

These safe, painless tests use high frequency sound waves to create pictures of the inside of your veins and arteries in order to evaluate the structure and function of your veins and/or arteries and to detect any potential conditions or abnormalities.

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Electrophysiology Test

Electrophysiology -- the EP test -- takes measurements of your heart rhythm -- recording the electrical activity and pathways of your heart.

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CT Heart Scan

Computed tomography (CT scan) of the heart can visualize your heart’s anatomy. Calcium-score heart scan and coronary CT angiography are just a few types used to diagnose heart disease.

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Myocardial Biopsy

A myocardial biopsy is when a doctor uses a special catheter to remove a piece of your heart tissue for examination to help further examine and diagnose a patients heart condition.

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Heart MRI

A heart MRI is a great way for doctors to get a look -- from the outside -- at how your heart is working. This technique obtains information about the heart as it is beating, creating images of the heart throughout it’s pumping cycle.

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Pericardiocentesis

Pericardiocentesis -- also called a pericardial tap -- means using a needle to get a sample of the fluid in the sac surrounding the heart. The fluid is tested for signs of infection, inflammation, presence of blood etc.

Although the process of diagnosing heart disease seems lengthy, you’ll be glad to know the results when you get to the end. Contact our office today to learn more about scheduling an appointment with one of our dynamic Board Certified Cardiovascular Specialists.

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Holter and Event Monitors

Holter and Event Monitors are medical devices that record the heart’s electrical activity in order to diagnose and/or monitor treatment for arrhythmias and/or silent myocardial ischemia which is a condition where there is not enough oxygen-rich blood reaching the heart.

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Pacemaker and Defibrillator Interrogation

This painless test is used to check if your pacemaker or defibrillator is working properly and meeting your individual needs.

Doctors don't just treat conditions or diseases; they also offer screenings & preventative care. Knowing your risk factors can help you make lifestyle changes in areas that need improvement.

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Contact Information

251 Maitland Ave. Suite 116
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

info@orlandocvs.com
(407) 915.5643

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