Advanced Cardiovascular Care Center | Best Cardiologists in Houston

Advanced Cardiovascular Care Center 

Advanced Cardiovascular Care Center offers cardiac services in a warm, comforting, relaxing atmosphere. The practice is committed to high-quality patient care in an ever-changing healthcare environment.

The practice operates under the direction of Dr. Annie Varughese, Board-Certified in Cardiology and leading cardiology specialist providing treatment for heart attacks, angina, hypertension and all aspects of cardiology. The well-trained cardiology staff offers a variety of comprehensive, state-of-the-art services to diagnose, treat and manage heart disease. Our cardiac specialists improve the lives of thousands of patients every year using advanced surgical and non-surgical procedures.

The goal is to provide state-of-the-art cardiology care in a personal setting for our patients. We provide information for you and your family so you can understand the problem, tests, and any recommended treatments.

We thank you for selecting Advanced Cardiovascular Care Center for you or your loved ones. We appreciate any suggestions about how we might improve our service for you.

Services Offered byAdvanced Cardiovascular Care Center

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Cardiac Catheterization and Stenting

A coronary catheterization is a minimally invasive procedure to access the coronary circulation and blood filled chambers of the heart using a catheter. It is performed for both diagnostic and interventional (treatment) purposes. Coronary catheterization is one of the several cardiology diagnostic tests and procedures. Specifically, coronary catheterization is a visually interpreted test performed to recognize occlusion, stenosis, restenosis, thrombosis or aneurysmal enlargement of the coronary artery lumens, heart chamber size, heart muscle contraction performance and some aspects of heart valve function. Important internal heart and lung blood pressures, not measurable from outside the body, can be accurately measured during the test. The relevant problems that the test deals with most commonly occur as a result of advanced atherosclerosis – atheroma activity within the wall of the coronary arteries. Less frequently, valvular, heart muscle, or arrhythmia issues are the primary focus of the test.

cardiac catheterization & Stenting

Advanced Cardiovascular Care Center :

One of the most important organs in the body is the heart. It serves many functions and along with the brain, is critical in keeping us alive. In order to better understand the heart and all its functions, we look to cardiology experts to help us keep our heart and all its surrounding components healthy.

Cardiology is an area of expertise under the umbrella of internal medicine. Cardiologists, who are physicians who specialize in the field, are educated in disorders of the heart and blood vessels. Additional members of the cardiology field include cardiac surgeons who perform cardiac surgery–operative procedures on the heart and great vessels.

As we are the best Cardiovascular Care Center in The Houston with the best cardiologists provides the Cardiac Catheterization and Stenting. Logon to Advancedcardio and request an appointment to get the Cardiac catheterization and Stenting.

Advanced Cardiovascular Care Center

Advanced Cardiovascular Care Center offers cardiac services in a warm, comforting, relaxing atmosphere. The practice is committed to high quality patient care in an ever-changing health care environment.

The practice operates under the direction of Dr. Annie Varughese, Board-Certified in Cardiology and leading cardiology specialist providing treatment for heart attacks, angina, hypertension and all aspects of cardiology. The well-trained cardiology staff offers a variety of comprehensive, state-of-the-art services to diagnose, treat and manage heart disease. Our cardiac specialists improve the lives of thousands of patients every year using advanced surgical and non-surgical procedures.

The goal is to provide state-of-the-art cardiology care in a personal setting for our patients. We provide information for you and your family so you can understand the problem, tests and any recommended treatments.

We thank you for selecting Advanced Cardiovascular Care Center for you or your loved ones. We appreciate any suggestions how we might improve our service for you.

The services offered by Advanced Cardiovascular Care Centre are listed below.

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PFO & ASD Closure – Advanced Cardiovascular Care Center

PFO & ASD Closure is a procedure to repair a small opening in the wall between the upper chambers of the heart. Two types of openings wall are Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) and Atrial Septal Defect (ASD).

Procedure of PFO & ASD closure

The techniques for PFO and ASD closure are almost equal; PFO & ASD Closure procedure is performed using X-rays and echo ultrasound guidance, usually under a general anesthetic.

Electrodes (small, sticky patches) will be placed on your chest. These are attached to a monitor to measure your heart’s electrical activity. Your heart will also be monitored with an echocardiogram (heart ultrasound), sometimes by passing a probe down your esophagus, or from your blood vessel into your heart.

 PFO AFD

A fine tube, a catheter, is passed from the blood vessel at the top of the leg to the heart, where it is guided across the PFO or ASD. A device, of which there are now many types, is carefully positioned to straddle the hole, and it is then deployed across the PFO/ASD. This will immediately diminish the potential for blood to shunt across the hole, and over time the body forms a thin lining over the device, reducing the shunt even further and generally sealing it completely.

Recovery

Patients can expect to go home either the evening of the procedure or the following day and is usually prescribed aspirin and similar drugs for a few months afterwards. You may feel sore from several hours of lying flat but this will go away in a day or so. The catheter site will be bruised, but this should go away in about a week. You might also temporarily have a sore throat if a tube was placed down your throat to take ultrasound images of your heart.

Patients can lead an entirely normal life after the procedure but should have intermittent reviews for life to check that all remains well.

Risks

There are risks with any kind of procedure, including ASD or PFO closure. But serious complications are rare. Risks include:

Temporary leg numbness or weakness in the first few hours afterward (rare) Bruising, bleeding, infection, or blood vessel damage where catheter(s) were inserted

Damage to the heart muscle that may require open heart surgery

Abnormal heart rhythm

Blood clots

Heart attack or stroke

Negative reaction to anesthetic or dye

Unforeseen complications

Advanced Cardiovascular Care Center performs PFO/ASD Closure scan services at high standards of patient personal care.

Seek counsel from our Cardiology Doctors in Houston if you suspect you observe any heart disease signs or symptoms for the best treatment options for you.

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Angina (Chest Pain) – Advanced Cardio Vascular Care Center

Angina is chest pain or discomfort caused when your heart muscle doesn’t get enough oxygen-rich blood. It may feel like pressure or squeezing in your chest. The discomfort also can occur in your shoulders, arms, neck, jaw, or back. Angina pain may even feel like indigestion. But, angina is not a disease. It is a symptom of an underlying heart problem, usually coronary heart disease (CHD). This usually happens because one or more of the coronary arteries is narrowed or blocked, also called ischemia.

 

Types of Angina:

There are many types of angina, including microvascular angina, stable angina, unstable angina and variant angina.

 

Causes of Angina:

Angina is usually caused by coronary heart disease. When the arteries that supply your heart muscle with blood and oxygen become narrowed, the blood supply to your heart muscle is restricted. This can cause the symptoms of angina.

 

Stable Angina – where angina attacks are brought on by an obvious trigger (such as exercise) and improve with medication and rest. Stable angina isn’t life-threatening on its own. However, it’s a serious warning sign that you’re at increased risk of developing a life-threatening heart attack or stroke.

 

Unstable Angina – where angina attacks are more unpredictable, occurring with no obvious trigger and continuing despite resting. Some people develop unstable angina after previously having stable angina, while others experience unstable angina with no history of having angina before. Unstable angina should be regarded as a medical emergency, because it’s a sign that the function of your heart has suddenly and rapidly deteriorated, increasing your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

 

Variant Angina (Prinzmetal or Coronary Artery Spasm) – This occurs at rest, when sleeping, or when exposed to cold temperatures. In these cases, the symptoms are caused by decreased blood flow to the heart’s muscle from a spasm of the coronary artery. The majority of people with this type of angina also have coronary artery disease. These spasms occur close to the blockage. Variant angina is a rare type of angina. It happens without warning. The pain is caused by sudden tightening or spasm of a coronary artery, the pain can be severe.

 

Microvascular Angina (Cardiac Syndrome X) – This can be a more severe type of angina that lasts longer. The pain is caused by spasms within the walls of small arterial blood vessels. This usually occurs when you’re exerting yourself, for example when you’re physically active, or have had an emotional upset. With cardiac syndrome X, your coronary arteries will appear normal when they’re investigated, and there will be no evidence of the Atheroma that usually causes angina.

 

Angina Symptoms Include:

Angina symptoms are often brought on by physical activity, an emotional upset, cold weather or after the meal. The main symptom of angina is chest discomfort or pain, but this sensation can vary depending on the person. Unstable angina sometimes causes sensations that feel as if you’re having a heart attack.

  • Nausea, anxiety, sweating
  • Dizziness, shortness of breath
  • Squeezing or sharp chest pains
  • Pain that radiates to your extremities or back

 

Risk Factors and Preventive Steps:  You can help to prevent angina caused by coronary artery disease by controlling your risk factors for clogged arteries:

  • Diabetes, obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • A family history of heart disease
  • High low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol
  • Low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol
  • Men 45 and older and women 55 and older are more likely to experience unstable angina.

 

Test and Examinations to Identify Angina:

Your doctor will probably review your medical history and give you a complete physical exam. Then, he or she may want to run a few tests before recommending treatment. These tests may include:

Angiography

  • Echocardiogram
  • Thallium or Cardiolite Scan
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG/ EKG)
  • Exercise electrocardiogram (Stress test)
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)

 

Treatment of Angina:

Angina can be treated and managed with medicines and surgery, and by making healthier lifestyle choices. Treatment may include:

Aspirin – taken on a daily basis to help manage the condition and reduce the risk of blood clots

Nitrates – to ease the pain of an angina attack. Nitrates can be taken in many forms, including an aerosol pump spray or a tablet dissolved under the tongue. The side effects of nitrates can include flushing, headache and dizziness

Medications to lower the cholesterol level in the blood, and to lower blood pressure and slow the heart rate – which reduces how hard the heart must work

Lifestyle changes – including quitting smoking, losing excess body fat, switching to a low-fat diet and doing regular physical activity (such as walking every day)

Surgery – procedures such as angioplasty and bypass surgery are used if the angina doesn’t respond to medications and lifestyle changes.

 

Seek counsel from our Houston Cardiologist if you suspect you are suffering from Angina for the best treatment options for you.

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