Why travel to Santa Fe or Albuquerque for the procedures you can get in Taos? Our caring, skilled and experienced cardiologists are committed to the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease through leading and innovative therapies as well as clinical best practices. They openly discuss conditions, treatment options and procedure details with patients and their families. They listen to their concerns and encourage questions. When more intervention is needed beyond what they can provide here they will refer patients to the most appropriate location. Our team of experts works together to achieve superior views of the heart to enable an accurate diagnosis.—from ECG’s to three-dimensional technology that allows cardiologists to obtain the clearest picture of cardiac arteries available today.

  • 12-lead Electrocardiogram (ECG)

    A 12-lead Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is a standard diagnostic tool used in cardiology to assess the electrical activity of the heart from multiple angles. It provides valuable information about the heart’s rhythm, rate, and any potential abnormalities in its electrical conduction system. This non-invasive test is widely used in both outpatient and inpatient settings […]

  • Heart Failure Clinic – (HF)

    A Heart Failure Clinic is a specialized outpatient facility or clinic dedicated to the comprehensive management and care of patients with heart failure. Heart failure is a chronic and progressive condition where the heart’s ability to pump blood effectively is impaired, leading to symptoms such as shortness of breath, fatigue, fluid retention, and exercise intolerance. […]

  • Cardiology Inpatient Consultation

    A Cardiology Inpatient Consultation is a specialized service provided by cardiologists to evaluate and manage cardiac issues in patients who are admitted to a hospital or other inpatient healthcare facility. When a patient’s primary care physician or another specialist suspects or identifies a cardiac problem during their hospital stay, they may request a cardiology consultation […]

  • Cardiology Outpatient Clinic

    A Cardiology Outpatient Clinic is a specialized medical facility where cardiologists and other healthcare professionals provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive services to patients with heart-related conditions. It is an essential component of the healthcare system, aiming to improve cardiovascular health, manage heart diseases, and enhance patients’ overall quality of life.

  • Arrhythmia and pacemaker/ICD clinic

    An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is a specialized device designed to directly treat certain types of cardiac tachydysrhythmia. ICDs have revolutionized the treatment of patients at risk for sudden cardiac death due to ventricular tachyarrhythmias. Internal defibrillators are used in emergency situations for people who suffer sudden life threatening arrhythmias. A variety of common cardiac conditions […]

  • Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE)

    The echocardiograph, or echo, is a noninvasive test that provides cardiologists with a survey of the heart using ultrasound technology similar to that used for pregnant women. The echo allows cardiologists to examine the size of a patient’s heart and the condition of the patient’s valves to determine how efficiently the heart contracts. Echos also […]

  • Stress Echocardiogram

    A stress echocardiogram is a diagnostic exam using high frequency sound waves and treadmill exercise to study the heart, assess exercise tolerance and the health of your heart’s blood supply.  Ultrasound does not involve the use of any radiation and is safe. How is the examination performed? A stress echocardiogram is done in three parts. […]

  • Coronary Calcium Scan (CCS)

    Calcified plaque in the heart arteries is a result of years of fatty deposits which have subsequently calcified and can be a marker of the amount of plaque that is present. A procedure called calcium scoring is a non-invasive, painless medical test that takes pictures of your heart in thin sections and tracks the location […]

  • Coronary CT Angiography (CTA)

    Computed tomography (CT) is a test that gives doctors a truly three-dimensional picture of how a patient’s coronary arteries run along the surface of the heart relatively noninvasively. This test is the latest advance in the effort to map blockages in coronary arteries. With a stress echo, a cardiologist is able to demonstrate the likelihood […]

  • Cardiovascular Risk Assessment

    A Cardiovascular Risk Assessment is a systematic evaluation performed by healthcare professionals to estimate an individual’s risk of developing cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in the future. Cardiovascular diseases include conditions such as coronary artery disease (heart disease), stroke, heart failure, peripheral artery disease, and others that affect the heart and blood vessels. The assessment takes into […]

  • Direct Current (DC) Cardioversion

    If your heart has an irregular (uneven) beat or is beating too fast (arrhythmia), cardioversion is a way to restore a regular rhythm. Doctors restore regular rhythms by electrical cardioversion applying an electrical shock to the heart. Visit our Cardiology clinic right here in Taos and talk to a cardiologist about DC Cardioversion options. Quick […]

  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)

    Unlike a transthoracic echo, which is done from outside the body, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is performed with a probe inserted into the esophagus. The picture available through the esophagus is much clearer than a traditional echo because there is less distance between the transducer and the heart imaging from the esophagus For example, the Cardiologist […]

  • Holter Monitor and Cardiac Event Monitor

    A Holter monitor, also known as an ambulatory electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) monitor, is a portable medical device used to continuously monitor and record a person’s heart activity over a specific period, typically 24 to 48 hours or even longer. The Holter monitor is primarily used to detect and diagnose abnormal heart rhythms or arrhythmias […]

  • Treadmill Stress Test

    A cardiology treadmill stress test, also known as an exercise stress test, is a diagnostic procedure performed by cardiologists to evaluate how well a patient’s heart functions during physical activity. The test aims to assess the heart’s response to stress and exercise, helping to diagnose various heart conditions and determine the overall cardiovascular fitness of […]

  • Nuclear Stress Test

    A nuclear stress test, also known as a myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) test or cardiac stress test with nuclear imaging, is a non-invasive diagnostic procedure used to evaluate the blood flow to the heart muscle. It helps to determine if there are any areas of the heart that are not receiving adequate blood supply, which […]