Cardiology

Charlotte Cardiology Associates provides office-based cardiovascular care in Charlotte, Pineville, Monroe, Albermarle, Huntersville, Indian Trail, and Cornelius, N.C., and Lancaster, S.C. Our cardiologists provide consultation and diagnostic testing at all of our locations.

Echocardiogram and Vascular Lab

With our state-of-the-art equipment, we provide expert two-dimensional color flow doppler imaging as well as stress echocardiograms and carotid imaging. Our mobile service enables us to cover a large geographic area, offering greater accessibility and convenience for our patients.

Nuclear Cardiology Program

A highly sensitive and specific method of stress testing, nuclear imaging enables coronary circulation to be assessed non-invasively. It is used to assess chest pain or to follow patients diagnosed with coronary disease.

Lipid Management Clinic

Through a computerized cardiovascular disease-tracking program, we maintain follow-up on over 1,000 patients. Using NCEP guidelines, we offer diet pills, exercise and medication counseling, aiding in overall risk reduction and cholesterol management.

Anticoagulation Clinic

For the convenience and safety of our patients, we give protime testing and on the spot expert instruction regarding the use of Coumadin, a blood thinning medication.

Pacemaker Clinic

Charlotte Cardiology Associates comprehensive pacemaker clinic provides computerized tracking systems and transtelephonic patient evaluations. The latest computerized programs are utilized during clinic visits for the most up-to-date monitoring and adjustments of pacemaker settings. Appointments may be made at Charlotte, Cornelius, Monroe, Albemarle, Pineville, and Lancaster, S.C. locations.

HOSPITAL-BASED PRACTICE

Charlotte Cardiology physicians maintain full privileges at nine regional hospitals. Our physicians provide inpatient and outpatient consultations, oversee a full range of diagnostic procedures and offer the latest invasive, diagnostic and interventional procedures, including cardiac catheterization, balloon angioplasty, rotoblator and stent placement.

Cardiac Catheterization

With this complex but safe procedure, a catheter (a long, narrow flexible tube) is inserted through a blood vessel into the heart. X-ray imaging shows the blood flow through the arteries and makes it possible to determine the best treatment for specific conditions.

Balloon Angioplasty

This non-surgical procedure uses a small balloon to push aside plaque and increase blood flow through the coronary artery.

Rotoblator

A rotoblator procedure uses a diamond-tipped burr to open difficult, hard blockages.

Intracoronary Stent

With an intracoronary stent procedure, a metallic, spring-like device is implanted to hold arteries open following balloon angioplasty.

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