The cardiology department at Babylon Medical Practice uses state-of-the-art technology, along with over 30 years of experience, to evaluate heart function and diagnose heart disease and disorders.
Our cardiology services span the entire spectrum of patient care, ranging from cardiovascular disease prevention and detection to pharmacologic and interventional treatment. We work closely with the divisions of cardiac and vascular surgery at your hospital, delivering the most innovative and comprehensive care.
The electrophysiology program at BMP offers a state-of-the-art techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. By carefully defining each patient's arrhythmic problem, the most appropriate therapy can be selected from a broad list of options. Using the skilled application of specialized therapies, the electrophysiology program at BMP provides expertise for pacemakers, defibrillators, and holters (30 day event monitoring).
An electrocardiogram, or EKG, is a brief recording of the electrical impulses or rhythm of the heart through electrodes placed on your chest, arms and legs. This allows us to asses and diagnose ischemia and other abnormalities, and can help to identify a high risk for a stroke or heart attack.
An echocardiogram is an ultrasound test that can evaluate the structures of the heart, as well as the direction of blood flow within it. An echocardiogram uses sound waves to create pictures of your heart's chambers, valves, walls and the blood vessels (aorta, arteries, veins) attached to your heart.
Ultrasound has a wide variety of applications for imaging blood vessels including arteries and veins. Lower extremity venous ultrasound is typically performed if a clot in the vein is suspected. Lower extremity arterial ultrasound may be performed in patients with peripheral arterial disease.