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Varicose Vein Treatment Houston, Texas
Heart conditions are often hard to diagnose. This is because these conditions can produce a variety of symptoms and because all patients have such different experiences. The Northwest Cardiovascular team takes a unique approach to diagnostics. We use cuttingedge technology and compassionate, personalized care to accurately diagnose cardiac conditions while also empowering each patient to think about their overall health.
After their diagnosis, we help patients choose the best long-term care option for their specific needs. We understand that these needs can change over time, which is why we make consultations, follow-ups, and general wellness checkups a part of our treatment plans. This helps our medical staff and patients develop trusting, helpful relationships.
Cardiac catheterization is a procedure that is used to diagnose and treat particular cardiovascular conditions. During cardiac catheterization, a thin tube is inserted into an artery or vein in your groin, neck or arm. This is then threaded through blood vessels to your heart, in order to help our team diagnose and assess the symptoms and issues. It can be performed for both diagnostic and interventional purposes.
Coronary Balloon Angioplasty
Coronary balloon angioplasty, is a procedure that is used to open up any clogged heart arteries. Our team of experts use a tiny balloon catheter as part of the procedure, and it is inserted into a blocked blood vessel, in order to widen it. This can help to improve blood flow to the heart, and can be performed when there is a lot of fatty deposits in the blood vessels, as well as high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
If required, our expert team can put in a coronary stent. This is a tube-shaped device that is placed in the coronary arteries, these are the arteries that supply blood to the heart. This helps to keep those arteries open, and it is part of the treatment that you will receive if you suffer from coronary heart disease. Coronary stents are used in more than 90% of percutaneous coronary intervention procedures.
Vein ablation is to help with varicose veins, but no surgical incision is necessary. What is involved is that there is a small nick in the skin, and it won’t require stitches, and is performed by heating the wall of your varicose vein, using radiofrequency energy. When compared to some traditional varicose vein treatment techniques, ablation can be very effective, and generally will have fewer complications. Ablation is generally a safe and complication-free procedure.
Varicose Vein Treatment
Varicose veins are swollen and over-stretched veins. You can often see them and feel them lying just under your skin. Although they can be anywhere, they do tend to be seen in the legs. For most people they don’t cause problems and any symptoms. But if you have symptoms or simply don’t like how they look, we can help with a varicose vein treatment. Treatment can involve surgery in some cases, but there are some non-invasive procedures available.
Heart Failure Management
If you have heart failure, then you will be given a management care plan. This can include plans for helping to manage your heart failure, as well as having follow-ups with us, as well as rehabilitation. The management will look at the symptoms that you should be looking out for, to avoid the condition worsening, as well as giving you details of what to do in normal life. We will review the plan with you at least every six months.
Treadmill Stress Test
A treadmill stress test, sometimes known as a cardiac stress test, is a test for your heart that measures the ability of your heart to respond to any external stresses. This is performed with our team of experts, and it is only ever performed in a controlled clinical environment. The stress response comes from exercise, hence the treadmill, which can be used for your care management.
Nuclear Stress Test
A nuclear stress test is another cardiac stress test that is minimally invasive. However, it can be a helpful tool to evaluate how much blood is going through your coronary arteries, to the heart. Images of the heart come from the test, when the heart is in a baseline resting state, as well as when the heart has been exercised or put under stress.
Venous and Arterial Doppler Ultrasound
A Doppler ultrasound is a cardiac test that uses a high-frequency sound wave in order to measure how much blood is flowing through your veins and arteries. This usually looks at the veins and arteries that supply the blood to your arms and legs. As a result of these test, any abnormalities with blood flow can be detected, and then we can put together a care plan to help and manage the findings.
An echocardiography, in simple terms, is an ultrasound of the heart. An echocardiography uses some 2D, 3D, and Doppler ultrasound, in order to create images of the heart. This can be vital when looking at cardiac issues, and can give us an idea of what needs to be done, without any invasive surgery.
Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
A transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) is a different type of echocardiogram, which is an ultrasound of the heart. A TEE is usually done with us when we want to look closely at your heart, as there could be some blood clots forming. Much like an echocardiogram, the TEE uses some high-frequency sound waves, in order to examine the whole structures of the heart.