The Cardiology Suite is a subdivision of the Division of Cardiology in
the Department of Medicine. The suite is staffed by highly-skilled medical
and administrative staff that provides cardiac diagnostic procedures.
There is close interaction with the Cardiology Department at Maimonides
Medical Center, thus providing contact with specialists in all areas of
Cardiology in order to improve patient care. The procedures in our Cardiology
Suite are performed on an outpatient basis and include:
- Echocardiography, including transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)
- Stress Testing, including all modalities
- Nuclear Cardiology
- 24-hour ambulatory EKG monitoring (Holter EKG)
Providing the Most Advanced Digital Technology in Cardiac Care
Echocardiography: An ultrasound probe is placed on the chest and images of the heart are
seen on a monitor. The function of the heart and its valves can be evaluated.
No preparation is needed for this completely harmless test.
Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE): This specialized test is used in rare cases of heart disease to obtain
clearer images of small structures within the heart. The ultrasound probe
is placed into the esophagus through the mouth, where internal images
Stress Testing: In order to evaluate the blood flow to the heart during exercise, our team
conducts a treadmill test. For those patients who are unable to exercise
well enough, we offer the "pharmacologic stress test," with
which a similar effect is achieved with an intravenous drug.
The stress test is often combined with Nuclear Imaging. Additional information
is obtained by acquiring images that show the blood flow to the heart
during stress and at rest. For the nuclear imaging, the patient receives
a small and harmless intravenous dose of a radionuclide. The images are
obtained by a specialized camera.
Holter Monitoring is used to detect arrhythmia. The patient receives a small monitor that
records every heart beat for a duration of 24 hours, which detects any
For more information about our non-invasive cardiology services please
call: (718) 363-6501