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Cardiac Testing & Monitoring

The Center has all of the modalities for noninvasive cardiovascular testing and monitoring for arrhythmia and many other heart diseases and conditions. In fact, the Center’s  capabilities are equivalent to that of much larger diagnostic testing facilities, yet it is really a small community-based cardiology practice focused on helping the people in our local area.

Below is a review of some of the advanced tests performed at the Center during the diagnostic testing phase of patient care.

Noninvasive Cardiac Testing

Nuclear Stress TestingCompact Nuclear Camera

Combines routine treadmill or pharmacologic stress testing with nuclear cardiology to detect significant blockages in the arteries of the heart. This state-of-the-art technique is performed in a safe and controlled environment. The information obtained allows Dr. Zambito to tailor your specific treatment plan or to determine if further diagnostic tests are needed.

Our unique sit down nuclear camera makes the experience far less stressful and claustrophobic than the lie down cylindrical scanners found in many testing centers.

TreadmillStress Echocardiography

Combines routine cardiac ultrasound techniques with treadmill or pharmacologic stress testing to not only detect significant blockages in the arteries of the heart but also to give useful information about the structure of the heart and the function of the heart valves. This technique also gives useful information above and beyond routine stress testing techniques and allows Dr. Zambito to target specific areas of your treatment plan.

Ultrasound Room - Zambito Heart Center

Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE)

Uses sound-waves to create moving images of your heart and blood vessels – as they function. It shows how the chambers, valves and muscles of the heart are working. This test is commonly referred to as a cardiac ultrasound or simply an “echo”.

Vascular Testing / Screening

Vascular testing, sometimes referred to as “vascular screening”, is a series of tests that examine various parts of your circulatory system to confirm a diagnosis of, or check your potential to develop, vascular disease. Vascular testing is non-invasive and pain free.

The primary technology used in vascular testing is ultrasound, sometimes referred to as a Doppler study. A wand, known as a transducer is placed on various parts of your anatomy to observe blood flow and volume. The most common locations checked during vascular studies are: the carotid artery, the arms and legs and the abdomen. Studies can be arterial, venous or both.

Vascular testing can be instrumental in diagnosing vascular diseases even in their early stages, which can provide you with the best possible treatment options.

Holter and Event Monitoring SystemsHolter Monitor

Holter monitors are usually worn for 24 hours and they record the heart continuously, similar to an EKG. Event monitors are worn for extended periods, up to one month. Monitoring systems detect and record occasional, difficult-to-observe symptoms,  which enables Dr. Zambito and his team to diagnose heart rhythm problems that might otherwise be missed.

Invasive Cardiac Testing

Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)TEE Transducer

TEE is a minimally invasive echocardiography test that uses a long thin transducer lowered through the mouth into the esophagus in order to take clearer, more detailed ultrasound images and video of the heart and surrounding structures than can be obtained with traditional external echocardiography.

Cardiac Catheterization

An invasive state-of-the-art diagnostic procedure to detect significant blockages in the arteries of the heart. This procedure also allows Dr. Zambito to measure pressures in the heart chambers and great vessels of the heart. It is safely performed in an outpatient hospital setting.