The most technologically advanced equipment is used to accurately and quickly
diagnose and confirm suspected coronary disease. Clara Masss is a licensed
adult cardiac catheterization facility, which allows cardiologists to
coordinate all aspects of testing that may contribute to decisions regarding
medical management or cardiovascular surgery referral for heart disease.
Tests include routine EKGs, 24-hour holter monitoring, vascular studies,
2D Echo with Doppler & Color Flow, 64-Slice CT, stress echocardiograms,
nuclear stress testing and transesophageal echocardiography.
An angioplasty is a procedure in which a small balloon is inserted to open
a blocked artery to restore blood flow to the heart. Elective angioplasty
procedures are now available at Clara Masss Medical Center.
A supervised exercise/education program assisting individuals who have
or have had heart attack, stable angina, valve surgery, coronary artery
bypass, congestive heart failure, pacemaker, or heart transplant is also
offered. The program strives to provide each participant with improvement
in cardiovascular fitness, risk factor reduction, lifestyle modification
and increased confidence to participate in safe daily activities. Patients
and families are provided with education regarding recognition, prevention
and treatment of cardiovascular disease.