Cardiology & Vascular Health

Heart Health at Saratoga Hospital

Drs. McNulty and Idelchick in Cath LabYour heart is in excellent hands at Saratoga Hospital.

The Saratoga Heart Health Program provides advanced diagnostic, interventional, and rehabilitative care so you can be confident that comprehensive, expert cardiac care is always nearby.

Our experts work as a team across multiple disciplines. And because we’re affiliated with the nationally recognized cardiac program at Albany Medical Center, you benefit from the knowledge and experience of the Capital Region’s only academic health sciences center.

Find out more about the full range of services we offer for both our Cardiac Care and Vascular Care below.

 

Cardiac Care

Our cardiac team focuses on detecting heart disease in its earliest stages, when treatment can make the greatest difference. But when patients need more advanced care, our board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians have extensive experience in performing advanced diagnostic techniques, treating heart disease, and helping patients manage their conditions by learning to live “heart smart.” 

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Vascular Care

We provide expert diagnosis and treatment to patients with diseases of the arteries and veins, such as peripheral vascular disease (PVD), atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), carotid artery disease, and aortic aneurysms. Our physicians are specially trained in both vascular and endovascular procedures, providing patients with a range of surgical and non-surgical treatment options.

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Cardiac Care

 

Saratoga Hospital Medical Group – Cardiology

Saratoga Hospital Medical Group – Cardiology offers our patients an outstanding team of board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians, employing the most up-to-date equipment and advanced diagnostic techniques.

Members of the practice are also committed to providing personal, compassionate care. They take the time to answer your questions, address your personal concerns, and work with you to achieve the best possible outcomes.

 

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Locations

We have 2 convenient office locations for our patients to choose from. For location specific information, please click one below.

Saratoga
254 Church Street, 2nd Floor
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-886-5080

Visit Saratoga office

Malta
6 Medical Park Drive, Suite 205
Malta, NY 12020
518-886-5080

Visit Malta office

 

Cardiology Services

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Interventional Cardiology

Our interventional cardiologists perform state-of-the-art procedures, including cardiac catheterization, coronary angioplasty, stenting, and minimally invasive valve repair and replacement.

Whitney-Hendrickson Cardiovascular Center→

Cardiac Scoring

Cardiac computed tomography (cardiac CT) is a painless, non-invasive test that allows high-resolution, 3-D visualization of the heart’s coronary arteries. The two main types of cardiac CT are coronary artery calcium scoring and coronary CT angiography.

Wilton Medical Arts→

CT Coronary Angiograms

CT scans provide detailed views of all types of tissues, including blood vessels. Coronary angiograms are special X-ray tests used to determine whether a patient’s coronary arteries are blocked or narrowed. These tests help show whether treatments, such as angioplasty and stent placement or coronary artery bypass surgery, might be needed. Both are part of our full suite of imaging services.

Saratoga Hospital→

Wilton Medical Arts→

Electrocardiograms (EKGs)

Electrocardiograms (EKGs or ECGs) check and record the heart’s electrical activity. An EKG can show how fast the heart is beating, whether the rhythm is steady or irregular, and if parts of the heart are too large or overworked.

The Diagnostic Center→

Echocardiograms

Echocardiograms — transthoracic and transesophageal — use sound waves to produce images that show how the heart is beating and pumping blood. These images can help identify abnormalities in the heart muscle and valves.

The Diagnostic Center→

Malta location→

Hemodynamic Monitoring

Hemodynamic monitoring measures the blood pressure inside the veins, heart, and arteries. This type of monitoring also measures blood flow and how much oxygen is in the blood.

The Diagnostic Center→

Pacemaker Implantation

Pacemakers are small electrical devices implanted in the chests of patients who experience problems with a slow heart rate. The pacemaker sends electrical impulses to the heart to keep it beating regularly.

The Diagnostic Center→

Whitney-Hendrickson Cardiovascular Center→

Stress Tests

Stress tests, also known as an exercise electrocardiograms, are most often performed on treadmills. While attached to an electrocardiogram monitor, the patient walks at a faster and faster pace. During this time, heart rate and blood pressure are tracked to determine how effectively the heart is pumping.

The Diagnostic Center→

Thallium Scans

A thallium scan is a nuclear imaging test that shows how well blood flows into the heart. During the procedure, a radioisotope (nuclear liquid) is administered through an IV into the blood stream to the heart. A special camera can then detect issues with the heart muscle.

Nuclear Imaging→

Holter & Event Monitoring

Holter and event monitors are small, portable electrocardiogram devices that record the heart’s electrical activity while a person is doing his/her normal daily activities.

The Diagnostic Center→


Whitney-Hendrickson Cardiovascular Center

Located on the ground floor of the Hospital, the Whitney-Hendrickson Cardiovascular Center is home to diagnostic technology that provides vital information about the heart and coronary arteries.

Whitney-Henrickson Cardiovascular Center→

Imaging

Imaging plays a key role in diagnosing, treating, and monitoring cardiovascular disease. We offer advanced imaging services, under the guidance and expertise of highly skilled medical professionals. 

Medical Imaging at Malta→            Saratoga Hospital→            Wilton Medical Arts→

Diagnostic Center

We offer a broad range of diagnostic and testing services, from state-of-the-art imaging to outpatient cardiac, vascular, and pulmonary testing to routine blood work and other laboratory procedures.

The Diagnostic Center→

Cardiac Rehab

Cardiac rehabilitation is designed specifically for patients recovering from a heart attack or cardiac surgery. Through a customized program of education and exercise, we safely and carefully help these patients resume normal activities and improve their quality of life.

After Therapy Club→            Regional Therapy Center at Care Lane→

Recognition

 

 

Saratoga Hospital is rated “high performing” by U.S. News and World Report for our treatment of heart failure.

 

 

 



Vascular Care

At Saratoga Hospital, we provide specialty care to patients with all forms of vascular disorders. From diagnosis, using multiple types of testing modalities, to treatment options ranging from diet and exercise regimens to blood thinners, we offer patients a comprehensive, personalized approach.

Our vascular surgeons are highly trained in the treatment of diseases of the vascular system, using the latest, minimally invasive procedures. 

Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgery treats diseases of the arteries and veins, such as peripheral vascular disease (PVD), atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), carotid artery disease, and aortic aneurysms.

 Vascular Surgery→

Vascular Services

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Varicose Vein Program
Our Varicose Vein Program offers a simple, outpatient solution to the problems created by varicose veins. We use advanced minimally invasive techniques to provide relieve from pain, swelling, and cramping, and to prevent long-term medical problems.
Vascular Ultrasound
Our state-of-the-art ultrasound system provides detailed images of the body’s veins and arteries and of blood flow through those vessels. That makes vascular ultrasound an excellent tool for spotting blood clots, blockages, and narrowing of the arteries—and for deciding on the best course of treatment.

The Diagnostic Center→

Peripheral Vascular Studies

A peripheral vascular study is an ultrasound study that assesses the flow of blood in the arteries and veins of the arms, legs, and neck.

The Diagnostic Center→

Peripheral Arterial Testing
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is diagnosed by vascular ultrasound based on a patient’s medical and family histories, a physical exam, and test results. Those who have PAD are at greater risk for such issues as coronary heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. Our vascular specialists are experts in treating PAD. 

The Diagnostic Center→

Carotid Ultrasound and Doppler
Carotid ultrasound uses sound waves to produce pictures of the carotid arteries in the neck, which carry blood from the heart to the brain. A Doppler ultrasound study – a technique that evaluates blood flow through a blood vessel – is usually part of this exam. It’s most frequently used to screen patients for blockage or narrowing of the carotid arteries. This condition, called stenosis, may increase the risk of stroke.

The Diagnostic Center→

Abdominal Aorta Ultrasound
An abdominal ultrasound evaluates abdominal structures, including the abdominal aorta, the major vessel that supplies blood to the body. This test is often used to diagnose an aneurysm — a weakened or bulging spot — in the abdominal aorta.

The Diagnostic Center→

Venous Insufficiency Studies

Venous insufficiency is a condition where the flow of blood through the veins is inadequate, causing blood to pool in the legs. The most common causes of this insufficiency are blood clots or varicose veins. We have special expertise in treating this issue and offer the latest diagnostic advancements in testing and treatment.

Diagnostic Center →


Whitney-Hendrickson Cardiovascular Center

Located on the ground floor of the Hospital, the Whitney-Hendrickson Cardiovascular Center is home to diagnostic technology that provides vital information about the heart and coronary arteries.

Whitney-Hendrickson Cardiovascular Center →

Imaging

Imaging plays a key role in diagnosing, treating, and monitoring cardiovascular disease. We offer advanced imaging services, under the guidance and expertise of highly skilled medical professionals.

Medical Imaging at Malta→             Saratoga Hospital→            Wilton Medical Arts→

Diagnostic Center

We offer a broad range of diagnostic and testing services, from state-of-the-art imaging to outpatient cardiac, vascular, and pulmonary testing to routine blood work and other laboratory procedures.

The Diagnostic Center→

 
 
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