Services & Procedures

Louisiana Cardiologist Associates offers an array of in-house diagnostic testing. This allows us to offer fast, cost-effective and convenient service to our patients.

There are some basic cardiology diagnostic tests that your doctor may run depending upon your symptoms and concerns.  These tests provide baseline information to begin determining the cause of any problems you may be experiencing.

Most people think that the word “cardiovascular” refers to the heart only.  However, it is a term used to describe any route the blood travels as it circulates through the body. Therefore, you could even be referred for basic cardiovascular testing if you have pain in your legs or elevated blood pressure.

Some tests may be ordered that seem unrelated to your concerns. Remember, we are checking to be sure that your heart is stable and that there aren’t any underlying severe causes for your symptoms.


Non-Invasive Cardiology Testing

Electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG)

Treadmill Stress Test

Nuclear Stress Test

Adenosine Nuclear Stress Test

Dobutamine Nuclear Stress Test


Contrast Echocardiogram

Stress Echocardiogram

Dobutamine Stress Echocardiogram

Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)

Holter Monitors

Event Monitors

Tilt Table Testing

Coronary Calcium Scoring

Cardiac CT Angiography

Peripheral CT Angiography


Non-Invasive Peripheral Vascular Testing

Vascular Screening

Carotid Ultrasound

Abdominal Aorta Ultrasound

Peripheral Ultrasound

Ankle-brachial Index

Arterial Duplex and Doppler Study

Carotid Duplex Study

Venous Duplex Study

Renal Artery Ultrasound

Electrophysiology Procedures

Pacemaker Implantation

ICD Implantation

Biventricular Pacing


Radio Frequency Ablation


Invasive and Interventional Procedures

Heart Catherization

Coronary Angioplasty/Stent (PTCA)

Vascular Angiography/Stent