Cardiovascular Institute, P.A.
Cardiovascular Doctor located in Tomball, TX & Houston, TX
SOFT INTRO (50-100 words): Whether you're experiencing symptoms of heart trouble or just want to know how healthy your circulatory system is, a complete cardiovascular examination is the best approach. If you want to arrange a comprehensive examination, experienced cardiovascular physician Daljit Muttiana, MD, FACC, FSCAI, can help. At Cardiovascular Institute, P.A., in Tomball, Texas, Dr. Muttiana performs detailed cardiovascular examinations that include a range of diagnostic tests. To schedule a consultation, call Cardiovascular Institute, P.A., today or book an appointment online.
Complete Cardiovascular Examination Q & A
What is a complete cardiovascular examination?
A complete cardiovascular examination is a consultation between you and Dr. Muttiana to diagnose and evaluate any symptoms relating to your heart or vascular system. Numerous problems might affect your cardiovascular system, and some are potentially life-threatening.
The heart, arteries, and veins that make up your cardiovascular system oxygenate and carry blood around your body in a continuous cycle. The arteries deliver the oxygen-rich blood from your heart to all parts of your body. Veins carry depleted blood back to the heart.
If your primary care provider has reason to believe you're suffering from a heart or circulatory condition, they can refer you to Dr. Muttiana for a complete cardiovascular examination. Or you can contact the practice directly.
Why might I need a complete cardiovascular examination?
It might be advisable for you to have a complete cardiovascular examination if you're experiencing symptoms such as:
- Heart-related chest pain (angina)
- Shortness of breath
- Syncope (fainting)
You could also benefit from seeing Dr. Muttiana for a complete cardiovascular examination if there's a history of heart or vascular problems in your family.
Other risk factors, such as being overweight or obese, being a smoker, and having high cholesterol or hypertension (high blood pressure), indicate a complete cardiovascular examination is in order.
What happens at a complete cardiovascular examination?
A complete cardiovascular examination is much like any medical exam, but with a focus on the health of your heart and blood vessels. Dr. Muttiana begins by looking over your medical and family history, and discussing your lifestyle and risk factors.
He conducts a physical examination and listens to your heartbeat through a stethoscope. He also performs other routine tests, including measuring your blood pressure. You then undergo some diagnostic tests.
The procedures you need for a complete cardiovascular examination depend on what the preliminary exam finds but could include:
- Blood tests
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- Ankle brachial index (ABI)
- Vascular ultrasound
- Stress testing
- Nuclear stress test
- Holter or event monitoring
- Head-up tilt test (HUTT)
After your complete cardiovascular examination, Dr. Muttiana goes over the results with you and recommends steps to take. You might need to make lifestyle changes to improve your cardiovascular health or begin taking medications to lower your blood pressure or cholesterol.
If your complete cardiovascular examination reveals a more advanced condition, you may benefit from a procedure such as cardiac catheterization.
To arrange your complete cardiovascular examination, call Cardiovascular Institute, P.A., today or book an appointment online.