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Heart Disease Diagnosis

Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the U.S. It encompasses a number of conditions that affect the structures or functions of the heart, including coronary artery disease (CAD), heart attack, heart failure, abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias), valvular disease and more.

The good news: the earlier heart disease is detected, the easier it is to treat.  Though symptoms—which usually include chest pain, shortness of breath or dizziness—vary depending on the type of heart condition you have, Sansum Clinic has the most advanced heart disease diagnosis tools available to quickly and accurately detect your condition and put you on the path back to heart health.

Full Range of Heart Diagnostic Tools

Our advanced specialties include:

  • Cardiac electrophysiology—evaluates problems with the heart’s electric system to determine the cause of an abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia) and the best course of treatment

  • Echocardiography—a non-invasive ultrasound test that detects many types of heart disease in their early stages. Sansum Clinic features the first and only accredited echocardiography lab in Santa Barbara County.

  • Interventional cardiology—a minimally invasive, catheter-based specialty used to diagnosis and treat coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease and congenital heart disease.

  • Nuclear cardiology—a safe and painless imaging technology that uses small amounts of radioactive materials and a high-resolution camera to test for a variety of heart conditions

Take Charge of Your Heart Health

Whether you’ve received a heart disease diagnosis, or want to proactively prevent one, it’s important to empower yourself with knowledge and become an active participant in your care. Sansum Clinic offers a suite of free heart health programs to provide the tips, tools and inspiration you need to live a heart-healthy life. Register now for a free heart class.

For more information about any of our heart diagnostic tools, please call (805) 898-3138 or make an appointment with a Sansum Clinic cardiologist now.

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