Do you have questions about which diagnostic tests are right for you?»
CVC Cardiologist Performs Transradial Catheterization»
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CVC Cardiologists Integral in Achieving AHA Award»
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Do you have questions about which diagnostic tests are right for you?
Recently there has been a great deal of discussion about unnecessary, risky testing or “over-testing” patients. For some, it can create confusion and uncertainty. That is why it’s important to have your physician explain the test he / she is recommending and why the test is needed.
The cardiologists of CVC follow recommendations outlined by the American College of Cardiology. CVC cardiologists agree that no test should be ordered unless absolutely necessary. We begin with basic testing which may include blood work and / or an electrocardiogram (EKG) if your primary doctor has not already performed these tests prior to your visit with CVC. The decision to order advanced diagnostic testing is based upon whether the patient has or is suspected of having a significant heart condition, and then follow up tests are performed for progressive (or likely to be a progressive) heart problems. We may perform “baseline testing” to get a current, accurate picture of the heart’s function and monitor any changes at intervals when a progressive heart condition is indicated. The important thing to remember is that we will gladly take the time to explain testing options, how the test is performed, and why is it beneficial for you.
The Technique Offers Fewer Risks, Quicker Recovery
David M. Brill, M.D., FACC, Interventional Cardiologist at Cardiovascular Consultants, P.A., now performs transradial cardiac catheterization in Maryland. Transradial catheterization requires a higher level of training and skill and is performed by very few interventional cardiologists in this area. The technique is beginning to emerge in the United States and offers significant benefits over the cardiac catheterization approach traditionally used to diagnose and treat coronary artery disease. read full story»
CVC cardiologists Daniel J. Fernicola, M.D., FACC and Maureen C. Fennell, M.D. FACC, have consistently exceeded the national benchmarks in the areas of heart failure management, pharmacologic therapy for angina pectoris and in the use of preventative treatments for atherosclerotic coronary artery disease. read full story»
CVC Cardiologists Integral in Achieving AHA Mission: Lifeline Recognition Award for Heart Attack Care»
Cardiovascular Consultants, P.A.’s David Brill, M.D., FACC, Laurence Kelley, M.D., FACC share in the success of achieving the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Mission: Lifeline Bronze Performance Award granted to Washington Adventist Hospital. read full story»