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Cardiology services offered in Sarasota, FL

Heart disease is the most common cause of death in the United States, yet many people with heart disease have no signs or symptoms. Cardiology is an area of medicine dedicated to preventing, diagnosing, and treating heart disease. At Gulfshore Personalized Care in Sarasota, Florida, Thomas Arne Jr., DO, FACC, provides compassionate, comprehensive cardiovascular care. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about the cardiology services. 

Cardiology Q & A

What is cardiology?

Cardiology is a specialized area of medicine that focuses on preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels.

At Gulfshore Personalized Care, Dr. Arne boasts years of cardiology experience. His extensive knowledge and training allows him to design personal care plans that encourage optimal health and well-being.

When should I see a doctor who specializes in cardiology?

If your primary care provider is concerned about your risk of heart disease, they can refer you to Gulfshore Personalized Care. Your physician’s concerns might stem from your family history or as a result of symptoms like chest pain, shortness of breath, or heart palpitations.

You might also benefit from seeing a cardiologist if you’re living with a condition like diabetes, high blood pressure, or a congenital heart defect that increases your risk of a heart attack or stroke.

What happens during a cardiology consultation?

During a cardiology consultation, Dr. Arne begins with a review of your medical history and a discussion of your symptoms, including their severity, when they started, and if any activities like exercising or consuming caffeine make them worse.

Next, Dr. Arne uses a stethoscope to listen to your heart and respiratory rate. If a general exam doesn’t provide enough insight to make a diagnosis, he may order a series of specialized tests. These tests can provide information about the health and function of your heart muscle.

What are common types of cardiology tests?

Gulfshore Personalized Care is a state-of-the-art cardiology practice that performs many advanced diagnostic tests and treatments on-site. Depending on your age and medical history, Dr. Arne might recommend:

  • Electrocardiogram (records the electrical activity of your heart)
  • Exercise test (shows the change in your heart rhythm between rest and exercise)
  • Echocardiogram (uses ultrasound imaging to take pictures of your heart)
  • Carotid artery Doppler ultrasound (collects data about the circulation in the carotid arteries in the neck)

The information gathered from your comprehensive history and physical, as well as any additional diagnostic testing, helps Dr. Arne determine a diagnosis, the severity of your condition, and the best treatments.

 What cardiology services are offered?

At Gulfshore Personalized Care, Dr. Arne offers a variety of outpatient cardiology services, including:

  • Consultation for cardiovascular diseases
  • Pre-operative clearance
  • Electrocardiography
  • Carotid artery ultrasound
  • Venous ultrasound
  • Holter monitoring
  • Pacemaker and defibrillator management
  • Consultation for chronic venous disease
  • Blood draw (venipuncture)

Call Gulfshore Personalized Care today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about the cardiology services.