• Anti-Aging Clinic
  • Echocardiogram
  • Spirometry
  • Ankle Brachial Index
  • Carotid Doppler
  • Bladder Scan
  • Aortic Scans
  • Holter Monitors
  • Exercise Treadmill
  • Stress test
  • Blood Pressure Monitor

Services

Capitol Internal Medicine Associates takes pride in providing comprehensive healthcare solutions under one roof.

  • Anti-Aging medicine, Skin Rejuvenation, Body Sculpting and Laser Hair removal.  Please visit Center for Aesthetic Medicine for more information.
  • Echocardiogram- Echo is a sonogram or ultrasound of the heart. It helps us to assess the size and shape of the heart, its pumping capacity and the location and extent of any damage to its tissues. It is especially useful for assessing diseases of the heart valves and can detect abnormalities in the pattern of blood flow, such as the backward flow of blood through partly closed heart valves, known as regurgitation. By assessing the motion of the heart wall, echocardiography can help detect the presence and assess the severity of any wall ischemia that may be associated with coronary artery disease. Echocardiography also helps determine whether any chest pain or associated symptoms are related to heart disease. Echocardiography can also help detect any cardiomyopathy, such as  hypertrophic cardiomyopathy , as well as others. It is noninvasive (doesn't involve breaking the skin or entering body cavities) and has no known risks or side effects. Learn more here
  • Electrocardiogram- An electrocardiogram (also known as EKG or ECG) is used to look for patterns among heartbeats and rhythms to diagnose various heart conditions. Each heartbeat is triggered by an electrical impulse generated from special cells in the upper right chamber of your heart. An electrocardiogram records these electrical signals as they travel through your heart. More info here
  • Spirometry- Spirometry (meaning the measuring of breath) also know as pulmonary function test measures  lung function, specifically the measurement of the amount (volume) and/or speed (flow) of air that can be inhaled and exhaled. Spirometry is an important tool in assessing conditions such as asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, COPD or emphysema.  Learn more here
  • Ankle Brachial Index-ABI is the ratio of the  blood pressure  in the lower legs to the blood pressure in the arms. Compared to the arm, lower blood pressure in the leg is an  indication  of blocked arteries (Peripheral Artery Disease). The ABI is calculated by dividing the  systolic   blood pressure  at the ankle by the systolic blood pressures in the arm. Learn more about PAD here .
  • Carotid Doppler- Carotid Doppler is an ultrasound of the arteries in the neck that supply blood to the brain. It is used to look for  blood clotsatherosclerotic plaque  buildup, and other blood flow problems.   Who may need it?
  • Bladder Scan-A Bladder Scan is usually done to detect urinary flow problems that may result from conditions like an enlarged prostate. Pts usually complain of frequency of urination or dribbling or sense of incomplete evacuation.
  • Aortic Scans- Aortic Scans are used to diagnose and screen for abdominal aortic aneurysm. Learn more about screening for AAA here .
  • Holter Monitors- A Holter is a portable device used to continuously monitor electrical activity of the heart. It records electrical signals from the heart via a series of electrodes attached to the chest. Who may need holter ?
  • Exercise Treadmill Stress test- More commonly called simply as Stress Test. It is a test used in clinical practice to measure the heart’s ability to respond to external stress in a controlled clinical environment. The American Heart Association recommends ECG treadmill testing as the first choice for patients with medium risk of coronary heart disease according to risk factors of smoking, family history of coronary artery stenosis, hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol. Click here for more info.
  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor- Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) measures  blood pressure  at regular intervals .  It is believed to be able to reduce the  white coat hypertension  effect in which a patient's blood pressure is elevated during the examination process due to nervousness and anxiety caused by being in a clinical setting. Out-of-office measurements are highly recommended as an adjunct to office measurements by almost all hypertension