About the Presbyterian Heart Group & Heart Center
Presbyterian Heart Center offers a full range of cardiac services at Presbyterian Hospital and the Presbyterian Healthplex. Forty-four specialists along with more than 500 nurses, technicians, and staff provide care for heart patients at Presbyterian.
State-of-the-Art Facilities and Programs
Presbyterian Heart Group is proud to be the only Cardiology practice in New Mexico with national accreditation in the Echo, Nuclear, and Vascular Labs. We work tirelessly to ensure that our labs meet national standards of excellence in Cardiac Imaging, providing our patients and referring physicians with the highest quality performance and reporting.
The Presbyterian Heart Group Echocardiography Lab is a nationally accredited, full service lab meeting the highest standards in cardiac ultrasound diagnostics. Our state-of-the-art digital echo system provides the most technically advanced resources for the interpretation and reporting of studies, ensuring seamless communication with our referring physicians. Our caring, highly trained experts provide a welcoming and comfortable environment for our patients.
The Presbyterian Heart Group Nuclear Lab is a nationally accredited lab, conveniently located in our downtown office suite. We offer a spectrum of diagnostic cardiac testing, including stress tests (exercise and pharmacologic) to assess for coronary blood flow and measurement of heart function. Our experienced and compassionate staff strive to maintain a comfortable and caring environment for our patients.
The Presbyterian Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Lab is a state of the art facility. We perform thousands of diagnostic catheterizations and interventions each year. Our interventional cardiologists are skilled in a large range of interventional procedures, including balloon angioplasty, stenting, rotablation, atherectomy, intravascular ultrasound, and flow wiring. The highly skilled team of medical, nursing and technical staff ensures that safety and comfort are the highest priority for each of our patients.
The Electrophysiology (EP) Department at the Presbyterian Heart Group provides comprehensive care in all areas of cardiac rhythm management. We have three Electrophysiologists, all of whom are board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. The department consists of an outpatient Arrhythmia and Device Clinic and an inpatient center and Electrophysiology Lab. The outpatient clinic sees patients in consultation and continuing care and actively follows patients with devices (pacemakers, defibrillators, cardiac resynchronization devices, and implantable monitors). Three nurses help manage the Device Clinic, utilizing a computerized database to follow every device patient as well as an internet-based remote monitoring system that can monitor patients at home as needed. The EP lab provides a full spectrum of care including diagnostic procedures, ablations with both radiofrequency and cryo energy, atrial fibrillation ablations, intracardiac ultrasond, 3-D non-fluoroscopic mapping with the BioSense CARTO system, device implants of all types, and lead extractions. In addition, we work closely with Pediatric Cardiology Associates, providing consultation and invasive services to a wide range of pediatric patients.