Cardiology specializes in disorders of the heart and includes medical diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart
defects, heart failure, coronary disease and more.
This is an ultrasound of the heart; the corner stone of diagnosing structural heart abnormalities.
This is an ultrasound of the heart through a small camera inserted in the esophagus & stomach (when needed).
Usually performed under sedation or anesthesia.
This ultrasound of the heart is performed from 'within' the heart. The catheter that contains the camera is
inserted in the vein into the heart chambers. This is usually performed during interventional cardiac
The Electrocardiogram is a graphical representation of the electrical work of heart muscle. It is useful in
heart rhythm problems, heart enlargement and other cardiac problems.
The Holter is a device that is worn and attached to patient's chest to record the heart rhythm over 1-2
The Event Monitor on other hand operates wirelessly and is smaller than the Holter. It is used over long
record the ECG when needed at home, and is activated during the 'event' by either the patient or a parent.
The pacemaker is 'interrogated' its settings adjusted on regular basis using a special computer
JKCI is committed to providing a full range of pediatric cardiac services to children from birth through college age
in a compassionate patient centered environment.
As the region's leader in cardiovascular care, JKCI pediatric cardiologists are expert at the diagnosis and
treatment of young patients with cardiac abnormalities, both congenital and acquired. We are committed to providing
a full range of services in a caring and compassionate environment, specializing in treatment for children ages
birth through teenage.
Our physicians conduct and interpret diagnostic tests using state of the art technology to diagnose heart problems
and develop a treatment plan. The team provides ongoing management of heart conditions, which includes coordinating
care with a pediatric surgeon if surgery is required.
The goal of the pediatric cardiology group is to provide the best possible care available, while supporting patients
and their families throughout childhood and adolescence.
Our board-certified pediatric cardiologists are skilled with using the latest technology to diagnose heart
Fetal echocardiograms (advanced imaging while the child is still developing in the womb)
We facilitate care with maternal fetal medicine and other pediatric specialists if required.
Patients born with a heart problem may need follow-up care through adulthood. Consultation and follow-up care
for adults with congenital heart disease is also provided.
We offer flexible scheduling in a variety of locations throughout the region to minimize travel for our
Our interventional services are backed by state-of-the-art technology and surgical suites, and a team of outstanding
physicians and surgeons. Our brand new catheterization and electrophysiology labs and dedicated cardiovascular
operating room offer leading edge technology to assist physicians in optimizing patient outcomes.
Superior, digital imaging capabilities,Roto-blade procedures, Upgraded hemodynamic monitoring system,Variety of drug-eluding stents
Ablation therapy,3-D imaging
At JKCI we offer advanced technology for the diagnosis and treatment of both cardiac and vascular issues. Our physicians conduct a wide range of sophisticated, minimally invasive procedures using our state-of-the-art catheterization labs. Interventional cardiologists treat damaged vessels, weakened heart valves and narrowed arteries which can becaused by various types of heart disease
Cardiac catheters can be inserted through the femoral artery in the groin or through the radial artery in the wrist. There are pros and cons to each method, but the radial procedure greatly reduces the risk of bleeding and allows a quicker recovery time for our patients. Our interventional cardiologists are highly skilled in this procedure and provide training to other physicians in the country. Roughly 95 percent of our cardiac catheterizations are able to be performed using the radial procedure. A significant improvement over the national average of 18 percent.
Some patients are born with structural heart disease and others contract it is as they age. Until recently,
structural heart diseases affecting heart valves and blood flow had to be repaired with open heart surgery.
Today, the skilled team of interventional cardiologists at the Heart Hospital of New Mexico offers a range
of minimally invasive, catheter-based procedures that can be successful alternatives to open heart surgery.
Over time, the buildup of coronary plaque (cholesterol, fat and calcium) can narrow arteries and block blood
flow to the heart. Altherosclerosis, more commonly known as coronary artery disease, occurs when the artery
lining hardens with plaque buildup and begins to deteriorate. If the blockage cannot be treated with a balloon or stent procedure, a patient might be considered for rotational atherectomy, a procedure where the interventional cardiologist will use a catheter attached with a rotating tip to remove the plaque off of the artery walls, returning blood flow to normal.