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Extremity angiography is a test used to see the arteries in the hands, arms, feet, or legs. It is also called peripheral angiography. Angiography uses x-rays and a special dye to see inside the arteries. Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart.
The most common treatment for venous insufficiency is prescription compression stockings. These special elastic stockings apply pressure at the ankle and lower leg. They help improve blood flow and can reduce leg swelling. Compression stockings come in a range of prescription strengths and different lengths.
Is a test that uses sound waves to produce live images of your heart. The image is called an echocardiogram. This test allows your doctor to monitor how your heart and its valves are functioning. The images can help them get information about: blood clots in the heart chambers.
Is a test that uses ultrasound imaging to show how well your heart muscle is working to pump blood to your body. It is most often used to detect a decrease in blood flow to the heart from narrowing in the coronary arteries.
Venous (Extremities) Venous ultrasound uses sound waves to produce images of the veins in the body. It is commonly used to search for blood clots, especially in the veins of the leg – a condition often referred to as deep vein thrombosis.
An ankle-brachial index (ABI) test is a simple way for your doctor to check how well your blood is flowing.
A cardiac stress test is a cardiological test that measures the heart's ability to respond to external stress in a controlled clinical environment. The stress response is induced by exercise or by intravenous pharmacological stimulation.
A nuclear stress test uses radioactive dye and an imaging machine to create pictures showing the blood flow to your heart. The test measures blood flow while you are at rest and are exerting yourself, showing areas with poor blood flow or damage in your heart.
The key to a successful analysis of a pacemaker electrocardiogram (ECG) is the application of the systematic approach used for any other ECG without a pacemaker: analysis of (1) basic rhythm and rate, (2) QRS axis, (3) PQ, QRS and QT intervals, (4) morphology of P waves, QRS, ST segments and T(U) waves.
An event monitor is very similar to something called a Holter monitor. This is another portable device used to analyze the heart's signaling. Holter monitors record continuously, usually for about 24 to 48 hours. An event monitor does not record continuously. Instead, it records when you activate it.
Dr. Qaqi is a board-certified Interventional Cardiologist. He completed his training at the Detroit Medical Center Heart Hospital, where he saw and treated some of the most complex and high-risk patients in the country. He is also trained and efficient in the newest technology available to treat arterial disease. He received his Doctor of Medicine at the Medical University of the Americas, St Kitts & Nevis.
As an interventional cardiologist, Dr. Qaqi believes in the critical uniqueness of each individual patient that he sees. He strives to provide the best care for a shorter recovery time. He specializes in minimally invasive procedures that rely on catheters and small incisions instead of traditional surgery. These procedures include balloon angioplasty to open blocked arteries, implantation of coronary stents to hold open previously blocked arteries and cardiac catheterization.
Internal Medicine - DMS Sinai Grace Hostpital, Detroit, MI
Internal Medicine/Cardiology - Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Internal Medicine/Interventional Cardiology - Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Detroit, MI