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The Madyoon Method. Unrivaled Cardiac Stress Test
Dr. Hooman Madyoon, founder of Beverly Hills Vein and Cardiovascular Institute is recognized as one of the leading cardiologists in Beverly Hills, Seasoned with decades of experience in treating heart and vascular disease. The unrivaled Madyoon Method cardiovascular exam and cardiac stress test is designed around a complete and comprehensive biochemical analysis and vascular screening of your body as a whole in relation to your 3-part cardiovascular system. The most advanced and practically useful blood work evaluation allows us to report back to you with the greatest confidence and with the best and most accurate treatment medicine can provide.
First, we want to examine your coronary arteries to check for coronary heart disease. Coronary artery disease develops when your coronary arteries “the major blood vessels that supply your heart with blood, oxygen and nutrients" become damaged or diseased. This cardiac stress test with detect cholesterol-containing deposits (plaques) on your arteries is usually to blame for coronary artery disease. When plaques build up, they narrow your coronary arteries, causing your heart to receive less blood. Eventually, diminished blood flow may cause chest pain (angina), shortness of breath or other coronary artery disease symptoms. A complete blockage can cause a heart attack. Because coronary artery disease often develops over decades, it can go virtually unnoticed until it produces a heart attack. There’s plenty you can do to prevent and treat coronary artery disease.
The Madyoon Method employs the most advanced cardiac stress test to examine your coronary arteries, including cardiac CT, a painless test that uses an x-ray machine to take clear, detailed pictures of the heart. We also have cardia PET scan technology, an imaging test that uses a radioactive substance called a tracer to look for disease or poor blood flow in the heart. Unlike magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT), which reveal the structure of and blood flow to and from organs, a PET scan shows how organs and tissues are working.
This cardiac stress test also comprehensively examines the myocardial function of your cardiovascular system.
Our comprehensive cardiac stress test includes a sophisticated cardiac MRI, a safe, noninvasive test that creates detailed pictures of your organs and tissues. The test is derived from and based on the same basic principles as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) but with optimization for use in the cardiovascular system. These optimizations are principally in the use of ECG gating and rapid imaging techniques or sequences. By combining a variety of such techniques into protocols, key functional and morphological features of the cardiovascular system can be assessed and interpreted with regard to your heart health. We use cardiac MRI in conjunction with ECHO or cardiac ultrasound techniques to image two-dimensional slices of the heart. The latest ultrasound systems now employ 3D real-time imaging.
Your comprehensive cardiac stress test continues to examine your arterial vascular function and signs of arterial stiffness (a function of endothelial cell health). The Madyoon Method employs state-of-the-art technologies. Peripheral arterial disease is a disease in which plaque builds up in the arteries that carry blood to your head, organs, and limbs. We have at our fingertips the revolutionary 64-slice Cardiac CT. This special, life-saving technology uses state of the art CT imaging to diagnose, with very high accuracy, the presence of blockages in the coronary and other arteries in patients with and without symptoms.
Comprehensive Cardiac Stress Test
Then we will conduct a thorough and comprehensive cardiac stress test of your venous health and the visible and not so visible effects of venous insufficiency, We begin the exam with lower extremity arterial and venous duplex and reflux scanning. We use sound waves to determine the presence of blockages in the arteries and veins of your legs that may cause symptoms such as claudication, swelling or pain.
If you present to us with varicose veins, for example, we treat the underlying cause of varicose veins first with venous ablation therapy, using radio-frequency technology. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a medical procedure where part of the electrical conduction system of the heart, tumor or other dysfunctional tissue is ablated using the heat generated from high-frequency alternating current to treat a medical disorder.
To understand the true importance of the Madyoon Method for comprehensive cardiovascular investigation, cardiovascular exam and treatment, you must first understand that the most important cause of heart and vascular disease is “Endothelial Cell Dysfunction" or ECD.
Endothelial cells are biologically active and line the inside wall of all the blood vessels in your body. Working properly, these cells secrete hormones and proteins essential for the proper function of your
Common conditions such as aging, diabetes, hypertension, smoking and high levels of cholesterol can cause ECD. The secretion of Renin,
Angiotensin and activation of the sympathetic nervous system (“Neurohormonal activation”) are also possible causes. Neurohormonal activation is known to occur in several cardiovascular disease states such as heart failure, myocardial infarction, and hypertension. But the effects of venous disease on neurohormonal activation are not well studied. There are physiologic reasons to believe that decreased circulating volume that happens in patients with venous insufficiency can cause this neurohormonal activation, in the same manner, that it happens in patients with heart failure. It is easy to see that this impaired circulation can cause ECD and can trigger other hazardous effects within your circulatory system.
Whether it is a serious heart concern or a cosmetic necessity, you first owe it to yourself to understand what is causing the problem and how it may ultimately affect your health long term.