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We are led by Cardiologist Dr. Behzad Taghizadeh, so it stands to reason that we would take everything about your cardiovascular system seriously. We are proud to offer the latest in diagnostic cardiac testing. Our scans are performed with state of the art echocardiography equipment. Cardiology Associates Medical Group of East San Diego not only offers the best equipment and technology available, but is supervised and managed by skilled technologists, specially trained in this field. Patients receive the most qualified service, with most testing results within 24 hours.

We are dedicated to providing excellence in cardiac care. Our physicians are committed to treating each patient with the highest of clinical standards. Our practice is affiliated with the leading hospitals in the San Diego County area.

We pride our practice on providing both primary and secondary prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Our office has state of the art equipment needed for our diagnostic procedures to serve our patients to the greatest potential.

Services & Procedures


  • This exam produces images of the heart which detail the structure and functioning of the heart muscle and valves. The scan requires 45 minutes.

Carotid Ultrasound

  • This exam obtains images of the blood flow in the two carotid arteries. It detects any blockage in blood supply to the brain. The test takes about 45 minutes.

Abdominal Aorta Ultrasound

  • This exam evaluates the abdominal aorta and all associated vessels. This includes color and Doppler. This procedure takes about 30-45 minutes.

Exercise Stress Echo

  • This procedure images all segments of the heart muscle. Color and Doppler are used with this procedure. This test lasts about 45 minutes.

Holter Monitoring

  • These monitors are worn over a specified time period to provide information about heart rate, the frequencies of beats and amy irregularities.

Venous Doppler Studies

  • A Venous Doppler test is an ultrasound that uses sound waves to create a picture of your blood flow. The most common use of this test is to search for blood clots and to asses for venous diseases.

Arterial Doppler Studies

  • This is an ultrasound exam of the arteries located in your arms or legs. High frequency sound waves are used to obtain images of structures inside the body. Ultrasound imaging can help the doctor see and evaluate arterial blockages and insufficiency.

Renal Ultrasound

  • This procedure images the kidneys and renal arteries. Color and Doppler are performed. This test takes about 45 minutes.

Treadmill Stress Testing

  • This process detects evidence of a blockage in the heart arteries while exercising on a treadmill. This test is usually 30 minutes.

Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) Test

  • This Ankle-Brachial Index test screens for peripheral arterial disease of the legs. In requires about 30 minutes.

Other Services:

  • Nuclear Stress Test

  • Pacemaker & Defibrillator Monitoring

  • EKG

  • Angiography

  • Angioplasty/PTCA

  • Stenting procedures

  • Venous Ablation - Varicose Vein Treatment

Financial Options and Flexibility

  • Majority of venous procedures will be covered by Insurances and Medicare if appropriate symptom requirements are met.

  • Our skilled staff will assist you in determining eligibility and benefits for maximum coverage of needed procedures. We also can provide flexible payment options, in a as needed bases.

  • For cosmetic procedures we offer competitive pricing and package plans to fit the needs of  our patients.