Cardiac Diagnostics

Cardiac DiagnosticsServing patients at 8,150 feet above sea level, Vail Valley Medical Center's cardiac doctors and staff are experts in the effect of high altitude on the cardiac system. We provide a full range of cardiac diagnostic testing, including nuclear stress testing and stress echocardiograms (also called an echo) on a treadmill or bike, or medically induced for those who have difficulty walking. In addition, echocardiography, EKGs, CT angiograms and heart rhythm monitoring services are available.

The following cardiac diagnostics are performed in the Cardiopulmonary Services office at Vail Valley Medical Center.

Pediatric Cardiology
      •  EKG
      •  Echocardiography
      •  Holter monitoring

Cardiac Diagnostics
      •  Stress testing
      •  Adenosine stress test
      •  Cardiolite stress test
      •  Echocardiography
      •  Stress echocardiography
      •  Dobutamine stress echo
      •  EKG
      •  Holter monitoring 24 and 48 hour
      •  Event recorder

The following cardiac diagnostics are performed in the imaging department at the Eagle Healthcare Center.
      •  Complete Echo
      •  Echo Follow/up
      •  Echo Congenital
      •  Color Flow
      •  Echo Doppler
      •  Treadmill Stress Echo
      •  EKGs
      •  Holter Monitors
      •  Event Recorders

OUTREACH SERVICE PROVIDERS
Nelson A. Prager, MD is a cardiologist from Aurora Denver Cardiology Associates PC. Dr. Prager specializes in electrophysiology, providing advanced care for arrhythmias, pacemakers and defibrillators. He is available in the Vail office the fourth Friday of each month. To schedule an appointment, call (303) 750-0822.

Samuel Brescia, MD from Rocky Mountain Pediatric Cardiology offers a pediatric cardiology clinic in the VVMC Cardiopulmonary Services department. He performs consultations for patients newborn to age 18 with suspected or known heart disease. Dr. Brescia will also see hospital inpatients on clinic days. Consultation by phone is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. EKGs can be faxed to (303) 839-5844, and echos can be mailed overnight for review to 1601 East 19th Avenue |  Suite 5200 | Denver, CO  80218.

Cardiopulmonary Services is a service of Vail Valley Medical Center.