Triangle Heart Associates provides consultative, interventional, and preventive cardiology services, including:
*Note: All surgical procedures are conducted at Duke Regional Hospital.
Triangle Heart Associates also provides evaluation and management of cardiovascular conditions, including:
Consultative cardiology: A thoughtful assessment of your heart problem.
Preventive cardiology: Discussion concerning your risk factors and lifestyle to prevent cardiovascular disease
Cardiac catheterization: An x-ray procedure with dye, performed at Durham Regional Hospital
Electrophysiology: The invasive study of the electricity of the heart; treatment can include the placement of a pacemaker, defibrillator, or ablation of an abnormal rhythm.
Interventional cardiology: Balloon angioplasty or stent placement, also performed at Duke Regional Hospital
Exercise stress test: Walking on a treadmill or riding a bicycle while attached to an EKG in order to screen for coronary artery disease
Echocardiography: The use of sound waves to take a picture of your heart without radiation
Stress echo: A stress test coupled with an echo to image your heart during exercise
Transesophageal echo: Swallowing a probe to look at your heart from “the inside out” for better definition of the structures
Nuclear studies: A noninvasive use of a radioactive tracer to track blood flow in your heart
Stress cardiolite: An exercise treadmill coupled with a scan
Lexiscan cardiolite: A “drug stress test” which does not require walking, but does require an infusion of a medication
Pacemaker clinic: Monitoring pacemakers / defibrillators that have been implanted
Coumadin clinic: Blood testing to monitor patients on the blood thinner coumadin
Holter monitoring: A 24-hour or 48-hour recording of the heartbeat, which is then analyzed
Event monitoring: A 30-day recording of the heartbeat, which is then analyzed