Cardiology Services

Cardiology Associates Medical Group of East San Diego

We are led by Interventional 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 and 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.

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.

Carotid Ultrasound

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

Renal Ultrasound

This procedure images the kidneys and renal arteries. Color and Doppler are performed. This 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.

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.

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.

Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) Test

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

Holter Monitoring

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

Other Services:

  • Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pacemaker & Defibrillator Monitoring
  • EKG
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty/PTCA
  • Stenting procedures
  • Venous Ablation – Varicose Vein Treatment

Financial Options and Flexibility
Covered by Medicare

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

Flexible Payment Options

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.

Competitive Pricing

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

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