Below is a list and brief explanation of many of the services offered by our Board Certified Cardiologists. To learn more, please call 337-269-9777 for a consultation.
Your medical history, symptoms and vitals will be taken and an examination performed by a physician. Ensuring that we have received any pertinent prior medical records is important. Our staff will provide patient education on proper diet, medications, and any testing ordered by our physician.
An external monitor to assess cardiac rhythm, worn for a specified amount of time as prescribed.
A non-invasive diagnostic test using sound waves to produce images to evaluate the abdominal aorta for aneurysm.
Minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures used to visualize & treat the blood vessels of the heart or peripheral structures of the body for narrowing and/or blockage.
The ankle-brachial pressure is the ratio of blood pressure at the ankle to that in the upper arm, evaluating the patient for blocked arteries due to peripheral artery disease.
A non-invasive diagnostic test using sound waves to produce images to evaluate arteries or veins in the extremity for narrowing or blockage.
A non-invasive diagnostic imaging scan using a Positron Emission Tomography scanner and radiotracer to detect an area of reduced blood flow from one of the arteries that feeds the heart, using the information to diagnose coronary artery disease (CAD) and damage due to a heart attack.
A non-invasive diagnostic ultrasound that uses sound waves to examine blood flow through the arteries that carry blood to the brain. Patients with blocked or narrowed carotid arteries are at an increased risk of stroke.
A transthoracic echo is an external diagnostic ultrasound using sound waves to produce images of the heart beating and pumping blood, assisting in evaluation of the valves or chambers of the heart. A transesophageal echo may be ordered if the standard echo was unable to get a clear picture of the heart.
External counterpulsation therapy acts as an external "cardiac assist device" helping the heart perform more efficiently with little effort or stress during treatment, designed to assist in delivering oxygen-rich blood to all vital organs in the body to improve the efficiency of the vascular system.
A test that records the electrical activity of the heart to evaluate heart rhythm and blood flow to the heart muscle.
A wearable cardioverter defibrillator that protects patients who are at risk of sudden cardiac death, designed to detect a life-threatening rapid heart rhythm and automatically deliver a treatment shock to save a patient's life.
Minimally invasive therapeutic procedures to treat chronic venous insufficiency and varicose veins. Visit http://medtronicendovenous.com/patients/2-0-about-varicose-veins/ for more information.
A small, nickle-sized pacemaker that is inserted via the femoral vein and placed inside the heart with no wires and no incision on the chest wall. Dr Kian Ehsan is the first cardiologist in the Lafayette area to perform a micra transcatheter pacing system insertion.
MitraClip is a less invasive treatment option to repair the mitral valve and quality of life of patients who should not have surgery. The procedure is less invasive than traditional open-heart surgery, and hospital stay is 2-3 days.
Technically called 'myocardial perfusion imaging', this diagnostic test illustrates the function of the heart muscle to evaluate many heart conditions, such as coronary artery disease (CAD), hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and heart wall motion abnormalities.
A pacemaker is an implantable, battery-powered microcomputer that sends electrical pulses to the heart when it detects a slow heartbeat or no heartbeat at all. A defibrillator is an implantable device, able to perform cardioversion, defibrillation and pacing of the heart for patients with ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. After implantation, our office provides monitoring services for the continued optimal performance of the device.
Metabolic rate is a measure of how much food, or fat, is converted to energy in a day. Resting metabolic rate (RMR) is the measurement of how much food, or energy, is required to maintain basic body functions such as heartbeat, breathing and maintenance of body heart while in a state of rest. That energy is expressed in calories per day. A RMR test shows how many calories a person burns at rest, doing nothing more than sitting in a chair.
To achieve/maintain a healthy weight for optimal cardiovascular health, this information is important to pinpoint a caloric weight loss zone, stabilize weight loss achieved, assess effects of weight loss on metabolism and assist in the detection and diagnosis of hypo-metabolism.
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Also known as a cardiopulmonary exercise test, measure the heart's ability to respond to external stress in a controlled clinical environment, comparing the coronary circulation while the patient is at rest and during maximum cardiac exertion
A minimally invasive procedure to replace a narrowed aortic valve that fails to open properly ("aortic valve stenosis"). TAVR may be an option for people who have a high risk of surgical complications. Visit
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WATCHMAN is for people with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem who need an alternative to warfarin. This device is a permanent implant designed to reduce the risk of stroke.