Stamford Health’s cardiologists are committed to offering world-class heart care in a compassionate environment designed for you. You can depend on our team of heart specialists to:
- Collaborate with your doctors and our team of heart experts to bring you the best options
- Use the most advanced technologies for swift and accurate diagnosis and treatment
- Create, together with you, a team approach to treating your heart condition or disease
Why Choose Us
Why Choose Us
When it comes to heart disease, prevention, along with healthy lifestyle choices, is the best medicine. That’s why we get to know more about you and your lifestyle so we can give you personalized recommendations for managing your heart health.
As the only full-service cardiology team in lower Fairfield County, you can rely on us for support because we’re a team of highly trained medical professionals recognized time and again for our excellence in patient care.
We’re here to give you the information you need as efficiently and quickly as possible to prevent or head off your heart disease before it progresses.
Treatment and Testing
Treatment and Testing
Heart disease can be discovered early—or even prevented all together—if you get regular checkups and heart screenings. We’re dedicated to treating the following heart-related conditions and more:
Advanced Cardiac Diagnostic Testing and Procedures
We offer an array of cardiac diagnostic testing procedures to give you accurate results to help us come up with a treatment plan together. These procedures are usually painless and allow you to resume your normal activities almost immediately:
- Cardiac event recorder monitoring: A battery-powered portable device that allows you to record your heart’s electrical activity when you have symptoms.
- Cardiac MRI: An imaging test that uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to capture detailed structures of your heart's structure and blood vessels.
- Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG): A test that measures your heart’s rate and rhythm.
- Holter and event monitoring: A portable EKG monitor that measures your heart’s electrical activity continuously for a period of 24 to 48 hours.
- Ambulatory blood pressure monitors: A small machine that records your blood pressure every 15 to 30 minutes.
- Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE): An echocardiogram that uses ultrasound waves to map a picture of your heart and arteries by moving a transducer over your chest.
- Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE): An echocardiogram that uses ultrasound waves to create images of your heart and arteries. The transducer is attached to a thin tube that passes through your mouth, down your throat and into your esophagus.
- 3D echocardiography: An echocardiogram that provides a three-dimensional, detailed anatomical view of your heart and arteries, which can reveal problems such as valvular defects and cardiomyopathies.
- Stress (exercise tolerance) echocardiography: An echocardiogram that is performed while you are exercising on a treadmill or stationary cycle to measure your heart’s blood supply and rhythm.
- Stress (exercise tolerance) test: A test that measures your heart's blood supply and rhythm while you are exercising on a treadmill or stationary cycle.
- Nuclear perfusion cardiac imaging: A procedure that uses nuclear medicine to evaluates your heart’s function and blood flow.
- Tilt table test: A test to determine the cause of fainting episodes due to an abnormal drop in blood pressure and heart rate. In this test, you lie down on a table that moves from a lying down to an upright position while your symptoms, heart rate, EKG reading and blood pressure are monitored.
- Cardiac computed tomography (CT) and coronary CT angiography: X-ray imaging techniques that use a computer to produce cross-sectional images to examine your heart and blood vessels for problems.
- Vascular ultrasound (e.g., carotid ultrasound): Ultrasound that evaluates your body’s circulatory system and help identify blockages and detect blood clots.