The cardiology program at the Sands-Constellation Heart Institute is one of the largest and most comprehensive cardiology programs in New York State. Our team offers the clinical and support resources you need for a lifetime of good cardiac health, and we stay at the forefront of research and innovation in the field of heart health. We work closely with referring physicians and other specialists—including our own nationally recognized heart surgeons—to ensure you receive safe, effective, and compassionate cardiac care.
Our heart team diagnoses and treats heart disease, heart failure, coronary heart disease, and complex, chronic conditions. We also help address cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Our cardiologists use the latest in heart-testing technology to evaluate and diagnose cardiac disorders and offer a full range of non-invasive cardiology testing services.
No two cardiovascular treatment strategies are the same. During your first visit to the Sands-Constellation Heart Institute, our heart care team will help you develop a personalized strategy that best fits your lifestyle. We will thoroughly:
Discuss any family history of illness
Stress tests, echocardiograms (echos), and dobutamine echos are non-invasive techniques that safely and quickly assess your risk for heart disease. There is no pain associated with these testing procedures, and they help cardiologists learn valuable information about your heart’s rhythm and blood flow. Our heart care team performs these effective techniques using advanced, state-of-the-art equipment.
Benefits of an echocardiogram
Heart monitoring and EKGs (electrocardiograms) evaluate how your heart is functioning and how well it’s pumping blood through your body.
Types of EKGs include:
The Sands-Constellation Heart Institute also provides the following cardiac testing options:
In the days leading up to your appointment or procedure, you may feel overwhelmed. There are many important details that contribute to a successful experience. Our team will be by your side through it all!How to Prepare for a Cardiology Appointment