Advanced Cardiology is a state-of-the-art cardiac diagnostic and management centre specializing in cardiology. We provide a comprehensive range of cardiac diagnostic services and treatments, including echocardiography, stress echocardiography, treadmill exercise testing, Holter monitoring and carotid doppler scans. Our team of best cardiologists in Sydney provides diagnosis, treatment and management for all primary medical conditions involving heart and blood vessels, including:
Echocardiography, or echo for short, is a noninvasive test that uses sound waves to examine the heart. It can diagnose heart conditions and determine the severity of heart problems. In addition, it can be used to monitor the effectiveness of treatment. Echo is commonly performed during routine examinations or when doctors suspect you have a condition affecting your heart. The procedure involves placing sensors on your chest and creating images of your interior organs using sound waves reflected off them. This allows doctors to get a close view of your body without performing surgery or using other invasive techniques like X-rays or CT scans.
Stress Echocardiography is a test that can help diagnose heart disease. During stress testing, you will exercise on an exercise bike or treadmill while the echocardiographer looks at your heart. Stress tests may be done in a hospital or outpatient centre. You will need to wear a gown and socks when you go to the hospital for this test. The doctor will do an EKG before starting the test so they can monitor your heart rate during the test and make sure it is safe for you to continue with the study. The first step of this study is usually taking baseline measurements when you are resting quietly on a bed or seated in front of a computer screen. This allows them to compare later measurements taken during exercise after giving medications such as dobutamine hydrochloride (Adrenalin).
Treadmill Exercise Testing
Treadmill exercise testing is a noninvasive test that allows you to walk on a treadmill at various speeds while your heart rate and blood pressure are monitored. It can help determine whether you have coronary artery disease or other cardiovascular problems, such as heart failure or arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeat). Treadmill exercise testing involves walking on a moving treadmill while wearing an oxygen mask attached to an air compressor. The treadmill’s speed increases gradually until you reach 85% of your maximum heart rate (MHR), which is reached during peak physical exertion. At this point, it’s possible for some people to feel chest pain due to reduced blood flow through their arteries. If no signs of angina are present, your doctor may increase the speed until symptoms occur again—this time with pain in both arms instead of just one side of your chest. This test usually takes about 30 minutes from the start-up until completion.
Holter monitoring is a test that can be used to monitor the heart rhythm of a patient at risk of experiencing irregular heartbeats. It’s usually performed for 48 hours and can be done in the office or home. The Holter monitor is usually worn for 24 hours but can sometimes be extended to 48 hours. The device records the heart’s rhythm over time to detect any abnormalities. A Holter monitor is a small device worn on the patient’s chest. It records the heart’s rhythm over time to detect any abnormalities. The Holter monitor usually lasts for 24 hours but can sometimes be extended to 48 hours.
Implantable Cardiac Device (Pacemaker, ICD and CRT) Management
From implantable cardiac devices (pacemakers, ICDs and CRTs) to heart rhythm monitoring, we offer a full range of diagnostic services and procedures. We also provide advanced carotid Doppler imaging, arterial duplex ultrasound, and echocardiography to evaluate valvular disease. We utilize the latest advances in cardiovascular technology, including cardiac CT and MRI, for noninvasive evaluation of coronary artery disease and structural heart disease. We also offer minimally invasive mitral valve repair procedures, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).
Heart Rhythm Monitoring
Heart Rhythm Monitoring is a service offered by Advanced Cardiology Cardiac Diagnostics Sydney. Our experts will monitor your heart rhythm and perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. We provide many types of monitoring, including electrocardiogram (ECG), telemetry, 24-hour Holter monitoring and ambulatory ECG monitoring. In addition to monitoring, we offer invasive and noninvasive procedures to treat abnormal rhythms or detect them before they lead to severe complications.
Carotid Doppler Imaging and Arterial Duplex Ultrasound
Carotid artery imaging (carotid Doppler) is a noninvasive test that detects narrowed or blocked arteries in the neck. The carotid arteries are located on either side of your windpipe, also called your trachea, and carry blood from your heart to the brain. If you have high blood pressure or diabetes, narrowing these arteries may occur over time. This can lead to strokes if blood flow is lost to an area of the brain due to blockage. Carotid artery imaging (carotid Doppler) is an ultrasound test that detects these narrowing problems by measuring how fast and forcefully blood flows through them.
Advanced Cardiology provides a comprehensive range of cardiac diagnostic services and treatments.
Advanced Cardiology provides a comprehensive range of cardiac diagnostic services and treatments. The Advanced Cardiology team is committed to providing the highest quality care by employing the latest technology, including state-of-the-art ultrasound and other imaging equipment. The doctors and nurses at Advanced Cardiology are highly skilled, experienced and qualified in their field. They work together as a team to provide you with the most advanced treatment available to ensure you receive the best possible outcome.
We are committed to improving the lives of our patients by providing a friendly, caring and professional service. If you have any questions or concerns about your heart health and treatment options, please do not hesitate to contact our team, and we will be happy to help you.