Helpful Links


Cardiac Care Associates is pleased to offer you information on topics of importance to your health. Please click on links below to learn more.

Helpful Links

American Stroke Association

Cardiac Care also has informative brochures that you can download for free. Please click on the links below to open the printer-friendly files.

Reducing Your Risk of a Heart Attack
A Woman’s Guide to a Healthy Heart
Heart Attack Signs

We hope to offer our patients as much information as possible. We believe the Web sites below might be of value to you.

Important: We have provided these Web links for your convenience. While, at the time of our posting these sites, we believe them to be of value to our patients and referring physicians, our practice has no control over these sites. We cannot and do not represent that the information on them will be up-to-date, accurate or applicable to your needs. You are free to use these links at your own risk. Be sure and consult your physician before taking any actions based on the information you find from these or any Web site.

Check back, we may add new web pages!

American Heart Association
For useful information regarding the AHA, please take some time to visit their web site.

This web site is a consumer information service of the American College of Cardiology Foundation and is designed to help you “work with your physician to actively manage your care for the best possible outcome.”

Vasomedical EECP
Are you having EECP treatment? Please visit our information page under Patients Services as well the Vasomedical web site.

Inova Fairfax Hospital
Need any information about Fairfax Hospital? Visit their web site by clicking the above link.

Reston Hospital Center
Please click above for information on Reston Hospital Center. Learn about available services, directions and the new additions to RHC coming soon.

Loudoun Hospital
Need any information about Loudoun Hospital? Visit their web site by clicking the above link.

INOVA Health Systems
Find a wealth of knowledge and available services offered to the community from INOVA. Get information on classes ranging from CPR to babysitting!

You may find this site useful to prepare and educate yourself for your next visit to our office.

The American Medical Association
Look to this site for medical studies, journals and various other medical information.

Medical Emergency Instructions

Medical Emergency Instructions

If you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency

  • CALL 911

Do NOT drive yourself. Do not have a friend drive you, unless you cannot get an ambulance to take you. Emergency medical technicians can start treating you as soon as they arrive at your location and are trained to handle emergencies while in transit.

  • Have a relative, friend, or the hospital emergency department contact us as soon as they can.

Do NOT call us first. Seconds count – call 911

Are you prepared for an emergency?

  • Always keep a copy of your health history, medications you are taking and who to contact in case of an emergency. It will provide medical personnel information about your health history, current medications, and who to contact.
  • If you have been prescribed Nitroglycerin to take for chest pains, make sure it has not expired, stored properly, and readily available in case of an emergency.
  • Make sure that you keep your insurance card and the phone numbers of your physicians with you.

Patient Instructions

Patient Instructions

Are you having testing or treatment performed at our offices? To learn more about what you are going to have done, find the test and click on the link. Here you will learn how to prepare for your test, what medications you should not take before your test and what to expect.

Cardiac Nuclear Perfusion Stress Tests
Cardiac nuclear perfusion stress tests, sometimes called nuclear stress tests, come in two varieties: Exercise Nuclear Perfusion Stress Tests and Pharmacological Nuclear Perfusion Stress Tests. Both are ways of checking blood flow through the muscle (or walls) of your heart. A tracer dye is given to you through an IV inserted in your arm. A camera scans the tracer in the blood as it flows through your heart muscle.

Nuclear Stress Test Instructions

An echocardiogram is an imaging test that uses harmless sound waves. It shows how well your heart muscle is working, as well as how large your heart is. The sound waves are used like an ultrasound and are viewed on a monitor. Please click here for details

Stress Echocardiogram
A stress echocardiogram is like the echocardiogram described above except that the testing is done both before and after exercising in order to detect changes in the way your heart responds to exertion.

Stress Echo Instructions

Exercise Treadmill Stress Test
An exercise treadmill stress test is an electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) conducted while walking on a treadmill to measure the heart’s response to the stress of physical activity.

Treadmill Instructions

Enhanced External Counter Pulsation/EECP
EECP is a non-surgical, mechanical procedure that can reduce the symptoms of angina pectoris, by increasing coronary blood flow in areas of the heart that lack blood flow.

ABI Instructions
T-Wave Instructions