Northern California Cardiac Wellness Center

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our team of dedicated healthcare professionals consisting of physicians, nurses, and technologists, who will walk you through the two-day evaluation. Our team will facilitate comprehensive bloodwork, diagnostic examinations and health screenings. Your time will conclude with individualized attention from one of our expert cardiologists to review the results and go over any and all questions you may have.

NCCWC will be your partner and advocate as we understand how important heart health needs are. Now is the time to take preventative measures toward your health. Please call 916-830-2000, option “2” or email NCCWC@sacheart.com for more information.

Northern California Cardiac Wellness Center Package:

Carotid Doppler

The coronary artery screen is a fast and painless CT scan of the heart that, in just a few heartbeats, can detect the presence (or absence) of early heart disease. More specifically, it looks in the coronary arteries—the pipelines that supply blood to the heart—for the plaque that can block blood flow. The heart scan is read and interpreted by a board-certified doctor who will calculate your calcium score—a measurement of calcified plaque in your arteries. The higher the calcium score, the greater the likelihood of a future coronary ‘event’ such as heart attack or the need for angioplasty, stents or bypass surgery. This screen is the most advanced of its kind and is completely non-invasive.

Lower-Extremity Arterial Doppler

A Lower-Extremity Arterial scan is a non-invasive test that uses ultrasound waves to examine the arterial blood flow of your legs. The most common use of this test is to search for arteriosclerosis, a narrowing and hardening of the arteries that supply blood to the legs and feet. This test can help your doctor diagnose symptoms such as: numbness in the legs or feet, and pain when walking.

Echocardiogram

An Echocardiogram scan is a non-invasive test that uses ultrasound waves to examine your heart muscle size, shape, and function as well as examining the function of the heart valves. Echocardiography is one of the most widely used diagnostic tests for heart disease. This test can help your doctor detect poorly functioning heart valves or damage to the heart tissue from a past heart attack.

Stress Test

A treadmill or exercise stress test is a non-invasive test used to measure the effect of exercise on your heart.  This test can help your doctor diagnose heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias), detect the presence of heart disease, and evaluate the functional capacity of your heart and circulatory system.

If you are unable to use a treadmill due to medical conditions, a pharmacologic stress agent can be used in place of exercise. This non-Invasive test would utilize a venous (IV) injection of Lexiscan to simulate exercise by increasing blood flow in the coronary arteries. This test would include Nuclear imaging to help your doctor to detect the presence of heart disease.

Chest X-Ray

A chest x-ray scan is a non-invasive test evaluate lungs, airways, heart, bones of the spine, blood vessels, and the chest wall. This test can help your doctor diagnose symptoms such as: breathing difficulties, a bad or persistent cough, chest pain or injury, and fever. Chest X-Ray scans are the most commonly performed diagnostic x-ray examination.

Calcium Score (CT)

A Calcium Score scan is a non-invasive CT scan of the heart. It will calculate your risk of developing heart disease by measuring the amount of calcified plaque in the coronary arteries, which provide the blood to your heart.

Blood Work

Helps evaluate how well your organs are functioning, whether you have risk factors for certain heart diseases and assist in diagnosing other health conditions.

One-on-One Visit with a Cardiologist

The cardiologist will review all examination/screening results in an individualized setting. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and have an interactive discussion with the cardiologist about your care.

Add-On Options:

CT Coronary Angiogram

A CT Coronary Angiogram scan is a non-invasive test that utilizes a venous (IV) injection of Iodine dye to look at the arteries that supply blood to your heart. This test can be used to check your heart for various conditions, but it's primarily used to check for narrowed or blocked arteries in your heart (heart disease). It might be used to diagnose the cause of chest pain or other symptoms.

Lower-Extremity Venous Doppler

A Lower-Extremity Venous scan is a non-invasive test that uses ultrasound waves to examine the venous blood flow of your legs. The most common uses of this test are to search for blood clots or reflux due to improper venous valve function. This test can help your doctor diagnose symptoms such as swelling, skin discoloration, varicose veins, and ulcers on the foot or ankle.