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Pittsburgh’s Heart Specialist for Cardiac Care

Cardiology Services & Testing

At Specialists in Cardiovascular Medicine, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive and top-quality primary cardiology services in Pittsburgh, PA. We are a private practice that strives to deliver courteous, timely, and compassionate care that meets and exceeds our patients' expectations. Our experienced team of cardiologists is led by Dr. Aziz, a renowned physician with over 35 years of experience in the field.

Our primary cardiology services aim to provide patients with early detection and effective treatment of cardiovascular issues. We offer a range of services, including diagnostic testing, event monitoring, and hospital care. Our team of experts also provides medical consultations to proactively monitor the health of your heart.

We understand that managing heart health can be a daunting task, which is why our team takes the time to listen to your concerns and provides compassionate and personalized care to each of our patients. Schedule with Specialists in Cardiovascular Medicine today and receive top care from the leading cardiologist in Pittsburgh, PA.


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Comprehensive Testing and Cardiac Care

At Specialists in Cardiovascular Medicine, we offer a full range of primary cardiology services. Our experienced and compassionate team of cardiologists use the latest diagnostic tools and technologies to provide our patients with exceptional care.

Our services include:

  • Cardiac Catheterization: A cardiac catheterization test is a diagnostic test we use to evaluate blockages and other abnormalities in the coronary arteries. During this procedure, a long, thin tube or catheter is inserted into a blood vessel and guided to the heart. This allows our team to evaluate the blood flow in the arteries and potentially treat narrow or blocked arteries. (Available in hospital locations)
  • Hospital Care: Our team provides exceptional in-hospital care for our patients. We work closely with hospital staff to ensure that patients are receiving the most appropriate care. If a patient is hospitalized for a heart-related illness, our team of specialists will work closely with the patient to evaluate and treat their condition.
  • Cardiac Clearance: Before undergoing a medical procedure or surgery, many patients require cardiac clearance. Our team of cardiologists provides thorough evaluations to determine a patient's cardiac status and ensure they can safely undergo their procedure or surgery.
  • Pre-op EKG: An electrocardiogram (EKG) is a diagnostic test used to evaluate the electrical activity of the heart. A pre-op EKG is often required before surgery to detect any underlying heart conditions that might cause complications during the procedure. Our team provides patients with pre-op EKGs, ensuring that they receive the most accurate and up-to-date information.
  • Holter and Event Monitoring: Holter and event monitoring are non-invasive, diagnostic tests we use to evaluate heart rhythm problems that might not be detectable during a routine office visit or EKG test. Holter monitoring involves a small, portable device that continuously records the heart's electrical activity, while event monitoring records the heart's rhythm when a patient reports symptoms like palpitations or lightheadedness. (Available in Monroeville and Shadyside)

We also offer a range of in-office cardiac testing services including:

  • Echocardiogram
  • Stress echocardiography
  • Treadmill testing
  • Nuclear stress testing
  • Carotid ultrasound

At Specialists in Cardiovascular Medicine, we understand the importance of early detection and effective treatment of heart issues. That's why we offer primary cardiology services that provide patients with the highest quality of care available. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced cardiologists.

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I start seeing a cardiologist?

You should start seeing a cardiologist if you have a history of heart-related issues or if you experience symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, or palpitations. Routine checkups are also recommended to monitor heart health and prevent future heart problems.

Do I need a referral to see a heart doctor near me?

In general, most insurance plans require a referral from a primary care physician to see a specialist such as a cardiologist. However, it's best to check with your insurance provider to ensure you understand their specific referral requirements. If you have any concerns, our experienced staff can assist you in navigating the referral process.

Does your heart specialist near me accept insurance?

Yes! As a private practice, Specialists in Cardiovascular Medicine accepts insurance from a wide range of providers, including UPMC, Highmark, and commercial health insurance plans. That said, it’s best to check with your specific insurance company to understand what’s covered and what isn’t.

How can I get started with the best cardiologist near me?

At Specialists in Cardiovascular Medicine, we want it to be as easy as possible for our patients to get started on the road to better heart health. Just use our simple online tool to request your first appointment at one of our hospital locations today.

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