Services/Specialties


At Foothill Cardiology, our focus is on comprehensive coronary care. Highly skilled cardiologists trained in techniques to diagnose and treat coronary artery disease staff our outstanding intervention program.

Our physicians are proficient in treating all coronary syndromes, angina pectoris, unstable angina pectoris and acute myocardial infarction. We have twenty-four hour availability for the treatment of acute myocardial infarction with primary angioplasty. Other cutting-edge treatments include coronary stenting and rotational atherectomy. Our cardiologists are able to treat straightforward single vessel disease as well as complex coronary lesion and triple vessel disease.

EP STUDIES
Our cardiac electrophysiologists perform electrophysiologic studies (EPS) to determine exactly the rhythm irregularities of the heart. Symptoms of a heart rhythm problem can include the following:

  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Fainting Spells
  • Palpitations (a fluttering, strong and/or fast heart beat)
A serious heart rhythm problem can stop the heart from pumping blood. This life threatning condition is known as cardiac arrest. Our cardiac electrophysiologists are trained to identify patients at risk of cardiac arrest. Our cardiac electrophysiology department provides comprehensive evaluation and management of cardiac rhythm disorders including:
  • EPS and Ablation
  • Permanent Pacemaker
  • Internal Cardiac Defibrillator
  • Signal Average EKG
  • Holter Event Monitor
  • Loop Monitor Implant
INVASIVE CORONARY PROCEDURES
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Percutaneous Transluminal
  • Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA)
  • Coronary Atherectomy/Rotoblator
  • Intra-Coronary Stents
  • Implantable Defibrillators
  • Electrophysiology & Ablation
  • Intravascular Ultrasound
  • Permanent Pacemakers
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

NON-INVASIVE CORONARY PROCEDURES

  • Signal Average and Electrocadiography
  • Pacemaker and Defibrillator Clinic
  • Event Monitoring
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Tilt Table
  • Exercise Stress Testing
  • Echocardiography
  • Exercise Echocardiography
  • Anticoagulation Clinic
  • Cholesterol Reduction Program
VASCULAR SERVICES
Atherosclerosis is not a disease process that is exclusive to the heart. Diminished blood flow to the kidneys or extremities can be life threatening. Our peripheral vascular program provides multi-site testing by doppler and/or duplex evaluation. A cardiologist certified in peripheral vascular disease is available to diagnose and treat vascular disorders. Treatment of vascular disease may include angiography, angioplasty, and/or stenting to the renal circulation and extremities.

Benefits to patients include prompt access to diagnostic testing as well as consultation with a cardiologist specializing in peripheral vascular disease.

Other vascular services include:

  • Angiography
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Intravascular Ultrasound
  • Peripheral Vascular Ultrasound
  • Endovascular Stent Placement
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Doppler Flow Studies
NUCLEAR IMAGING
A nuclear imaging study is one in which a tracer substance is introduced into the blood stream and is visualized in the target organ. Nuclear scans of the heart and kidneys can be performed. Highly trained nuclear technologists staff our test centers. Supervision of the cardiac scans is under the direction of a cardiologist. A board-certified radiologist and cardiologist, who specialize in nuclear medicine, interpret these nuclear scans, assuring the most accurate readings of these highly sensitive tests.

Services Include:
  • Exercise and Pharmacological Nuclear Imaging
  • Wall Motion Studies
  • Dual Isotope Imaging
  • Heart and Renal Imaging
CLINICAL RESEARCH
Preventive cardiology and clinical research make available the latest techniques developed for the treatment of heart disease. Many exciting tools have been made available through our research and clinical care programs that help patients prevent, and in some cases, reverse heart disease. Some of our programs have offered an alternative to angioplasty and bypass surgery through aggressive cholesterol reduction and lifestyle changes. Research projects include pharmaceutical trials, clinical outcome studies, and cardiac device trials. Our unique offering of multi-site group research covers a base much broader than is possible to obtain within a single hospital setting.

Benefits to patients include the availability of screening for protocol criteria and regular visits to the cardiologist during the protocol period.

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