Why Family Medicine is ImportantFebruary is American Heart Month, and at Genesis Medical Associates, we understand the importance of timely and accurate diagnosis when it comes to heart health. That's why we offer comprehensive cardiology testing services at our Cardiology Testing Center. Whether you're experiencing symptoms or simply want to ensure your heart is functioning properly, our skilled and experienced cardiologists are here to help.

Our Cardiology Testing Center in Pittsburgh has the latest technology and facilities to provide our patients with the best possible care. We have a team of highly trained technicians who are well-versed in using equipment for various cardiology tests. This ensures accurate results and efficient testing processes, allowing us to effectively diagnose and treat heart conditions.

Services We Offer

Our Cardiology Testing Center offers a wide range of services to cater to the diverse needs of our patients. Some of the common tests we perform include:

  • Nuclear Stress Testing

    This test involves monitoring your heart's activity while under stress, either via exercise or medication. It helps evaluate how well your heart handles the stress and can detect issues such as blocked arteries or heart rhythm problems.

    Here's how a nuclear stress test works:

    • A small, safe amount of radioactive solution is injected into your arm through an IV. A special camera takes pictures of your heart while it's resting to see how blood flows.
    • You will then exercise on the treadmill or stationary bike, gradually increasing the intensity as directed by our technician, or be injected with a prescribed medication to raise your heart rate.
    • Once your heart rate and blood pressure normalize, more heart images are captured. These new images are compared with the initial ones to check for any changes in coronary blood flow.
    • After the test, our cardiologist will review the images to determine if there are any abnormalities.
  • Echocardiogram

    This non-invasive test uses sound waves to create moving images of your heart. It helps doctors identify conditions like poor blood flow, abnormal muscle contractions, previous heart injuries, and potential heart failure. It can also detect blood clots and evaluate heart valves for abnormalities.

    Here's how an echocardiogram works:

    • A technician will apply gel to your chest and use a hand-held device called a transducer over your chest to capture images of your heart.
    • The images are displayed on a monitor for our cardiologist to review and evaluate.
  • Carotid Artery Doppler Test

    This test uses ultrasound technology to assess the blood flow in your carotid arteries, which supply blood to your brain. It can detect any narrowing or blockages in the arteries, which can increase the risk of stroke.

    Here's how a carotid artery Doppler test works:

    • A technician will apply gel to your neck and use a hand-held transducer device to send sound waves into your carotid arteries.
    • The sound waves bounce off the blood cells and create images of blood flow through the arteries, which our cardiologists can review and interpret.

Why Choose Our Cardiology Testing Center?

At Genesis Medical Associates, we take pride in providing comprehensive and personalized care for our patients. Here are some reasons why you should choose our Cardiac Testing Center:

  • Experienced and skilled cardiologists: Our team of cardiologists has years of experience in diagnosing and treating various heart conditions, ensuring accurate and effective care.
  • Latest technology and equipment: We pride ourselves on staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in cardiology testing.
  • Comprehensive Care: In addition to testing services, we also offer treatment and management plans for various heart conditions, ensuring you receive comprehensive care from our team.
  • Personalized Attention: We understand that each patient's needs are unique, which is why we take the time to listen to your concerns and provide personalized attention and care.

Trust the Experts at Genesis Medical Associates

Your heart health is our top priority at Genesis Medical Associates. Our team of heart specialist doctors and primary care physicians is committed to providing you with the highest quality of care for all your cardiology needs. From testing services to treatment and management plans, we are here for you every step of the way.

Don't take chances with your heart health. Trust the experts at Genesis Medical Associates' Cardiology Testing Center for accurate and efficient testing services. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or learn more about our cardiology services.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I get a cardiology test?

It is recommended to get a regular check-up and screening for heart disease every 4-6 years starting at the age of 20. However, if you have risk factors such as a family history of heart conditions or pre-existing conditions, your specialist may recommend more frequent testing.

Are cardiology tests painful?

Most cardiology tests are non-invasive and painless. Some may cause slight discomfort or pressure, but our skilled technicians will ensure that you’re as comfortable as possible throughout the testing process. If you have any concerns, please let us know before the test.

Are there any side effects of cardiology tests?

There are typically no major side effects from cardiology tests. In some cases, patients may experience minor side effects such as bruising or discomfort at the injection site for nuclear stress tests. If you experience any unusual symptoms after your test, please contact us immediately.