North Coast Cardiology, Inc. Katherine Ludington, MD, FACC
   4401 Manchester Avenue, Suite 106, Encinitas, CA 92024. Telephone (760) 753-0220. Fax (760) 753-2639.
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A SIMPLE, PAINLESS 30 MINUTE TEST THAT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE

Our clinic is proud to offer a new, unique program designed to help diagnose and prevent stroke, heart attack and circulatory problems.

PLAQUE DETECT



A simple, safe, and totally painless 4-part test that can help save your life.

  1. Stroke Screening/Carotid Artery - This screens the left and right carotid arteries in the neck for plaque buildup and tests the bloodflow to the brain. The number one cause of stroke is linked to carotid artery blockage.
  2. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening - This screens for the existence of an aneurysm (enlarement) in the abdominal aorta. The vast majority of people who have an aneurysm have no symptoms.
  3. Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening - This screens for plaque buildup in the legs. People with plaque in the legs have a 16x higher risk or heart attack or stroke.

    and offered ONLY at North Coast Cardiology:

  4. Heart Function Screening - This screens for the strength of heart muscles and detects prior silent heart attacks. The function of the heart is the number one determiner of longevity (how long one lives).

Why North Coast Cardiology?

  • Many screening tests are done in community centers, country clubs, etc. with portable equipment. Our test is performed in the privacy of our professional office using full size, high resolution, state of the art echocardiography equipment for the most accurate results.
  • Our ultrasound technician has over 20 years experience in screening for life threatening diseases. We don’t use “traveling” sonographers who may have significantly less experience.
  • All results are read and interpreted by Dr. Katherine Ludington, a board certified cardiologist and specialist in imaging the heart and circulation.
  • Results include heart function assessment (we analyze actual moving images of the heart, not just an EKG). No other program provides this level of detail.
  • No special preparation required. You do NOT need to fast and should take all medications as planned.
  • Results are mailed to you in less than one week.
  • You can return in future years and compare your results to today’s.

Please call our office at (760) 753-0220 for more information or to schedule a test.

 
 

 
WHAT'S NEW?

A SIMPLE, 30 MINUTE TEST THAT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE.
Our office is proud to offer a brand new program, called "PLAQUE DETECT." This painless, noninvasive 30 minute test uses state of the art ultrasound to diagnose blockages in the carotid arteries, which can lead to stroke. The abdominal aorta and the circulation to the legs is also thoroughly evaluated. Finally, the function of the heart is analyzed, something that no other screening program offers.

OUR OFFICE WINS 2008, 2009, 2010, AND 2011 BEST OF ENCINITAS AWARD

The US Local Business Association awarded North Coast Cardiology the Best of Encinitas award again this year. This is our fourt year in a row! Congratulations to our team for earning this honor.

DIFFICULT TO TREAT BLOOD PRESSURE or CHOLESTEROL?
Dr. Ludington's expertise in hypertension and hypercholesterolemia treatment combines a thorough risk assessment with lifestyle changes and modern drug therapy, as needed.