Carotid Ultrasound Test

Dr. Annie Varughese is one among the Top Cardiologists in Houston and she is an avid speaker regarding issues in cardiology including that of Women and Heart Disease and holds the title of Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston.

We provide Stress Echo in Houston a test to know how well your heart functions. The stress test is done with heart stimulation, either by exercise on a treadmill with the patient connected to an electrocardiogram. People who cannot use their legs may exercise with a bicycle-like crank that you can turn with your arms. The level of mechanical stress is progressively increased by adjusting the difficulty (steepness of the slope) and speed.

Nuclear Stress Test is performed to measure the heart’s ability to respond to external stress in a controlled clinical environment. The stress response is induced by exercise or drug stimulation. Cardiac stress tests compare the coronary circulation while the patient is at rest with the same patient’s circulation observed during maximum physical exertion, showing any abnormal blood flow to the heart’s muscle tissue. The results can be interpreted as a reflection on the general physical condition of the test patient. We provide Nuclear Stress Test in Houston to diagnose ischemic heart disease.

We perform Carotid Stenting in Houston is an endovascular, catheter-based procedure which unblocks narrowing of the carotid artery lumen to prevent a stroke. Carotid artery stenosis can present with no symptoms (diagnosed incidentally) or with symptoms such as transient ischemic attacks or cerebrovascular accidents (CVAs, strokes). The largest clinical trial to date, CREST, compared stenting to surgery on the collective incidence of any stroke, any heart attack or death.

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