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Premier Cardiovascular Institute of Wisconsin
Premier Cardiovascular Institute of Wisconsin

Cardiovascular Services

In the U.S., heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. If you have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, a family history of heart disease, or you are overweight or obese, you might be at risk for cardiovascular disease. Your best chance for successful treatment is early detection.

At Premier Cardiovascular Institute of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Dr. Obrad Kokanovic will evaluate your heart disease risk factors and symptoms, and then determine which heart and vascular tests are necessary to help diagnose and manage your condition.

If you are diagnosed with heart disease, Dr. Kokanovic will help you understand all the options available for management and treatment, including interventional cardiology procedures, if necessary. For an appointment with our heart doctor in Milwaukee, call Premier Cardiovascular Institute of Wisconsin at (414) 882-3352. We have two convenient locations in Milwaukee.

At Premier Cardiovascular Institute of Wisconsin, conditions we treat include:

Heart tests, screenings and diagnostic procedures include:

Electrocardiogram (EKG)

Electrocardiogram (EKG) identifies if the heart is beating normally by measuring the heart's electrical activity. This test is available in our office. Watch this video to learn more about EKG or visit our patient education library.

Holter Monitor / Event Monitor

A Holter or event monitor records the heart’s rhythm to help heart doctors diagnose cardiac arrhythmia. The device is worn for a period of time to record the heart's rhythm when you have symptoms. Holter monitors are available at our office.

Nuclear Stress Test

Nuclear stress testing shows images of how the heart pumps blood while it is beating. It measures blood flow to your heart muscle both at rest and during stress on the heart. The images can show areas of low blood flow through the heart and areas of damaged heart muscle that indicate the presence and degree of heart disease. To learn more about nuclear stress tests, watch this video.

Treadmill Stress Test

A treadmill stress test evaluates how the heart works during exercise. It is also referred to as an exercise ECG. A treadmill stress test may reveal heart problems not apparent when you are at rest, since the heart pumps faster during physical activity. Watch this video to learn more about treadmill stress tests or visit our patient education library.

Echocardiogram

Echocardiogram is a Doppler ultrasound of the heart that evaluates heart function. Echocardiogram is also referred to as transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE), Doppler ultrasound of the heart, or surface echo. Learn more about echocardiogram.

Stress Echocardiogram

Stress echocardiogram, also called a stress echo, combines an echocardiogram with a stress test to show how the heart works during “stress” or exercise. The echocardiogram uses sound waves to produce an image of the heart on a monitor before and during exercise. Stress echocardiography helps cardiologists diagnose coronary heart disease.

Transesophageal Echocardiogram

Transesophageal echocardiogram uses sound waves to create images of the heart and arteries. The equipment that produces the sound waves is called an echo transducer. It is attached to a tube that is lowered into the esophagus. Watch this video to learn more about transesophageal echocardiogram. 

Vascular Duplex Ultrasound

Vascular duplex ultrasound uses both conventional ultrasound and Doppler ultrasound to produce images of blood vessels that show how blood moves through them. While conventional ultrasound uses sound waves to create pictures of the structure of blood vessels, Doppler ultrasound shows blood movement. In combination, this can give your doctor valuable information about how your blood vessels are working, without performing an invasive procedure.

Carotid Duplex Ultrasound

Carotid duplex ultrasound uses conventional ultrasound and Doppler ultrasound to produce images of the carotid arteries (located in the neck) and show how the blood moves through them.

Peripheral Arterial Duplex Ultrasound

Peripheral arterial duplex ultrasound uses conventional ultrasound and Doppler ultrasound to produce images of the peripheral arteries, located in the arms and legs, and show how the blood moves through them. This test can help diagnose peripheral artery disease (PAD).

Venous Duplex Ultrasound

Venous duplex ultrasound uses conventional ultrasound and Doppler ultrasound to produce images of the veins located in the arms and legs, and show how the blood moves through them. This can help diagnose a blood clot and show its location, as well as locate any circulation problems in the arms and legs.

Renal Duplex Ultrasound

Renal duplex ultrasound uses conventional ultrasound and Doppler ultrasound to produce images of the kidneys and their blood vessels and show how blood moves through them. 

Ankle Brachial Index Test (ABI)

Ankle brachial index measures and compares the blood pressure in the legs to the blood pressure in the arms in order to detect the presence of blocked arteries.

Permanent Pacemaker (PPM) Clinic

We routinely check to ensure that your pacemaker is in good working order with adequate battery life.

Cardiac Catheterization

Cardiac catheterization is a procedure in which the cardiologist advances a thin flexible tube through an artery into the left or right side of the heart. An imaging technique records pictures of the heart while it beats. Cardiac catheterization can help cardiologists diagnose heart defects, heart disease, heart enlargement, blood clots, coronary artery blockage, valve problems, aneurysms, or pulmonary hypertension. Learn more about cardiac catheterization in our patient education library. 

Peripheral Arterial Angiograms

A peripheral arterial angiogram is a test that uses X-rays and dye to help your doctor locate blocked areas in the arteries that supply blood to your legs. This can help diagnose peripheral artery disease (PAD).

Comprehensive Cardiac Care and Diagnostic Heart Tests in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

For a highly experienced cardiologist in the Milwaukee area who provides comprehensive care of heart and vascular conditions, visit Dr. Obrad Kokanovic at the Premier Cardiovascular Institute of Wisconsin. Call (414) 882-3352 to request an appointment today.

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