Heart and vascular diseases, including heart attacks and strokes, are the leading cause of death in the United States. As such, Foxhall Internists offers a comprehensive selection of cardiology services to prevent and treat heart and vascular disease.
Various types of heart disease have different symptoms. Common symptoms of heart disease include chest pain or chest discomfort, heart palpitations (irregular heart beats, skipped beats, a "flip-flop" feeling in your chest or racing heart beats), lightheadedness or dizziness, fainting, fatigue, lethargy, shortness of breath, swelling in your feet and ankles, leg pain with walking, or a decrease in exercise capacity. If you have possible symptoms of heart disease, you should contact your doctor for a full evaluation.
It is important to note that significant heart and vascular disease can also be present without any symptoms whatsoever. If you have risk factors for heart or vascular disease, such as a family history of heart attack or stroke, smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension) or high blood cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), obesity, sedentary lifestyle, or high stress, you should ask your physician if you should undergo a cardio-vascular evaluation.
Cardiology services provided by Foxhall Internists include:
- Stress Testing
- Electrocardiography (EKG)
- Holter Monitoring
- Event Monitoring
- Vascular Ultrasound (including carotid and aortic screening)
- Nuclear Stress Testing
- Cardiac Catheterization
- Tilt Table Testing
- Trans-Esophageal Echocardiography
- Implantable Loop Recorders
Dr. Joshua Yamamoto provides cardiology services at Foxhall Internists and is available to conduct cardio-vascular evaluations.