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Stratford Health Center - Procedures Performed

Carotid Ultrasound
Noninvasive, painless procedure that uses sound waves to examine the blood flow through the carotid arteries.

Coronary Angioplasty and stenting
A coronary angioplasty is a procedure used to widen blocked or narrowed coronary arteries (the main blood vessels supplying the heart). The combination of coronary angioplasty with stenting is usually referred to as percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

A test of the action of the heart using ultrasound waves to produce a visual display, used for the diagnosis or monitoring of heart disease.

Heart Catheterization (Angiogram)
Cardiac catheterization is the insertion of a catheter into a chamber or vessel of the heart. This is done both for diagnostic and interventional purposes.

Holter Monitor
A portable wireless device that continuously records the rhythm of the heart, typically for 24–48 hours, by means of electrodes attached to the chest. Also available for extended periods up to 30 days.

Stress testing
Takes moving pictures of your heart using doppler ultrasound. The pictures show the size and shape of your heart and blood flow through your heart. Pictures will be taken before and after your heart has worked its hardest.

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a minimally invasive procedure to replace a narrowed aortic valve that fails to open properly (aortic valve stenosis).