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Cardiac tests are non-invasive tests that evaluate whether an individual either has underlying heart disease or is at risk for developing heart disease such as heart attack or congestive heart failure. These tests generally are performed in the office but at times may be done in specialized facilities.
Usually cardiac testing and any appropriate cardiac investigations are performed on the same day. You will be advised in detail of your diagnosis and management plan by the best-in-class cardiologist, Dr. Steven Reisman.
Why do I need diagnostic testing?
- Symptoms: You may be experiencing ongoing chest pains, shortness of breath, dizziness or other possible cardiological symptoms and would like to be examined by an experienced Cardiologist and conduct the appropriate testing in a convenient, respected, and best in class cardiac testing center in NYC.
- High Blood pressure: If you have recently had your blood pressure measured and it was repeatedly elevated, cardiac testing will help the cardiologist come to an accurate diagnosis to determine whether you have hypertension.
- GP referral: Your GP might want you to have a number of tests not available to their practice. We are always happy to assist and will provide your report to you to pass onto your GP for further discussion and management.
- Employment or insurance purposes: An increasing number of insurance companies and employers would like cardiac testing before issuing a policy or beginning employment. An is a good indicator of how your heart functions when under exertion or stress and a resting ECG gives a good general impression of heart health.
In 2013 I had heart palpitations and I start looking online for the best cardiologist in Manhattan and I’ve found Dr. Reisman. He is a great heart doctor, very patient, knowledgeable, professional and he explained exactly what to do for a healthy heart. He did very detailed tests, he followed up on my test results. In 2014 I came to see Dr. Reisman again to check my heart rate and everything was great. He has a very friendly and professional team. I would recommend Dr. Reisman to any of my friends or family members. ~ ZocDoc
Which diagnostic heart tests are offered at New York Cardiac Diagnostic Center?
Consultations: A consultation with the best Manhattan Cardiologists, Dr. Steven Reisman, involves taking a thorough history and performing a physical examination to assess overall cardiovascular risk and provide a plan to reduce one’s risk. In addition, the NYC Cardiologist will see patients for the evaluation of symptoms and findings such as palpitations, hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, chest discomfort, shortness of breath, dizziness, and fainting.
Electrocardiography (ECG / Electrocardiogram): An Electrocardiogram (ECG) records the rhythm and electrical activity of the heart. An electrocardiogram is a simple test. It is useful as a cardiac screening test for the detection and diagnosis of a broad range of cardiac conditions. Electrocardiography is useful in evaluating if there is any heart damage, cardiac rhythm disorders, metabolic abnormalities, and enlargement of the heart muscle.
Read more: 12-lead Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Echocardiography / Echocardiogram / Echo Testing: An echocardiogram is a non-invasive test that uses ultrasound to image the heart muscle and heart valves. It will look at blood flow both in the heart chambers and through the heart valves along with the overall pumping function of the heart. There is no specific preparation for this thirty minute test. A technician will place a probe on certain parts of your chest to image the heart.
Vascular Ultrasound: A simple test using ultrasound to evaluate the carotid arteries to determine if an individual has significant plaque which would increase the risk of stroke. Vascular ultrasound is also used in our office to evaluate the abdominal aorta to make sure there is no abdominal aortic aneurysm.Heart Attack and Sudden Cardiac Death Aortic Valve Surgery Women and Heart Disease Aspirin in the Prevention of Heart Disease
“Holter” Electrocardiographic Monitoring: A Holter monitor is a device that records the heart rhythm continuously as you go about your normal routine. The monitor is usually worn for 24 hours (depending on your referring doctor’s instruction). A Holter monitor is a small recorder that is typically worn for twenty-four hours and records every heart beat in that time period. It is used to evaluate symptoms of heart palpitations, skipped heart beats, dizziness, or arrhythmias. During the monitoring period, you will be asked to keep a diary of your symptoms to see if there is a correlation with an abnormal heart rhythm / heart palpitations.
Coronary Calcium Scan/ Cardiac CT: Heart scans can provide pictures of the heart’s arteries and show either calcium and or blockages for cardiac diagnosis. Sometimes this is called a coronary calcium score. These scans may indicate if there is an increased risk of heart attack even before any symptoms occur of heart disease. Heart scans can also look at blockages in the heart in certain situations. These scans are performed at one of our partner facilities.
If you have any questions for the best in class NYC cardiologist or would like to schedule a consultation or appointment please feel free to contact Dr. Steven Reisman of the New York Cardiac Diagnostic Center and indicate which Manhattan office (Upper East Side, Midtown Cardiology, or Wall Street / Financial District) you would like to see the cardiologist for a cardiac consultation.
Dr. Steven Reisman is an internationally recognized cardiologist and heart specialist. He is a member of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and a founding member of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.
Dr. Reisman has presented original research findings for the early detection of "high risk" heart disease and severe coronary artery disease at the annual meetings of both the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. Dr. Reisman was part of a group of doctors with the Food and Drug Administration who evaluated the dipyridamole thallium testing technique before the FDA approved it.
Dr. Steven Reisman's academic appointments include Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of California and Assistant Professor at SUNY. Hospital appointments include the Director of Nuclear Cardiology at the Long Island College Hospital.