Heart Care

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.

  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)

    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 Echocardiograph

    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

    What is a 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 […]

  • Calcium Scoring CT Scan

    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 […]

  • Angiography CT Scan

    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

  • Cardioversion – electrical

    What is 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. Quick facts Doctors use cardioversion to treat a fast, irregular heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation […]

  • Pacemaker interrogation & monitoring

    A permanent pacemaker is an implanted device that provides electrical stimuli, thereby causing cardiac contraction when intrinsic myocardial electrical activity is inappropriately slow or absent. It can also be used when medications required to prevent the heart from beating too fast then make the heart too slow.

  • Trans-esophageal echocardiography

    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 […]

  • EKG’s

  • Coronary calcification scores-heart scan

  • Holter-Event monitor EKG recording

  • Treadmill stress test

  • Stress echocardiography

  • Nuclear cardiology stress testing

    The nuclear stress test and the stress echo both test the condition of the heart under strain. A nuclear stress test can use treadmill testing or regadenoson (instead of Dobutamine). In some cases, the nuclear stress test offers a clearer image. However, the procedure takes longer than a traditional stress test, and results are often […]

  • Cardiology consultations