California Cardiovascular Institute has a highly experienced team offering complete cardiac and vascular care.
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California Cardiovascular Institute
While many physicians list vascular conditions as part of the symptoms they treat, vascular specialists focus solely on the vascular health of their patients.
Providing you with cardiac clearance prior to surgery is an important process that must be done in a timely manner while ensuring your safety and comfort.
Cardiac monitoring services provide a physician with information to better understand the condition of a patient’s heart, and ultimately how to provide better care.
Cardiology Consult INR Monitoring
Prothrombin time (PT) is the time it takes for your blood to clot. International Normalized Ratio (INR) is the standard for ensuring that results are consistent, no matter what type of PT test is used. This is referred to as INR Monitoring, PT Monitoring, or PT/INR Monitoring, it is all the same. The goal of monitoring the effectiveness of doses of Vitamin K antagonists, like Warfarin, is to remain in the target range recommended by your cardiologist. At California Cardiovascular Institute, we closely monitor your doses to ensure they are not too high, which can delay blood clots from forming and cause bruising or increased risk of bleeding; or too low, leaving you at risk of excessive clotting and possible stroke or other serious problems.
While many physicians list vascular conditions as part of the symptoms they treat, vascular specialists focus solely on the vascular health of their patients. The vascular specialists at California Cardiovascular Institute are specifically trained to diagnose and treat vascular conditions such as varicose veins, aortic aneurysms, carotid artery disease, deep vein thrombosis, peripheral artery disease (PAD), and many more vascular issues. With advanced education, clinical training, and experience, the specialists at California Cardiovascular Institute can offer the best care possible in treating vascular conditions.
Cardiac Clearance (Pre-Op)
Your safety is the focus of California Cardiovascular Institute. Providing you with cardiac clearance prior to surgery is an important process that must be done in a timely manner while ensuring your safety and comfort. We provide EKG, Echo, Regular Stress Test, Stress Echo, or Nuclear Stress Test and handle all communication with your referring doctor to ensure a smooth process in preparing for your surgery.
Cardiac monitoring services provide a physician with information to better understand the condition of a patient’s heart, and ultimately how to provide better care. At California Cardiovascular Institute, we provide a variety of cardiac monitoring services that allow us to quickly diagnose cardiac disorders and determine treatment plans, as well as extended monitoring that provides us with a better view of our patient’s health and ensures we can respond to emergency situations as needed. Some of these services include Pacemaker/ICD Monitoring and Holter Monitoring.
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At California Cardiovascular Institute, we ensure to provide our patients with the best care possible while quickly becoming one of the premier cardiology practices in Bakersfield, CA.
Cardiac Monitoring Types
California Cardiovascular Institute provides ongoing care of adult and pediatric patients with a permanent pacemaker/cardiac defibrillator (ICD). We provide complete evaluation of device function and communicate reports to the patient’s attending physicians. We also provide ongoing telephone monitoring of device function at appropriate intervals. California Cardiovascular Institute also conducts device evaluations to optimize device settings to meet the needs of any changes in the patient’s clinical condition and maximize device functionality. We provide both inpatient and outpatient consultations.
Ambulatory electrocardiographic monitoring (Holter monitoring) uses a small recorder to track a patient’s heart rate, rhythm, conduction, ST-segments, or pacemaker function during usual activities. Event monitoring takes place over a specified period from 24 hours up to a month if needed. We provide Holter monitoring and a cardiologist at California Cardiovascular Institute will review the monitor recording and send a final report to the patient’s physician.