Columbia Cardiology offers high-quality, comprehensive medical care to patients age 13 and over, with emphasis on preventive care, as well as treatment of acute and chronic illnesses.
Our physicians are board-certified in cardiology, with extensive experience in all aspects of testing for cardiovascular disease and its treatment. More on our services and policies.
The purpose of these tests will vary according to the individual patient. Both are used for screening for heart disease, evaluating irregular heart beats, measuring exercise capacity, monitoring blood pressure response to exercise, evaluating the effectiveness of medications, and for objectively following patients with known heart disease. Depending on which test your physician has ordered, here are links to patient instructions and authorization forms for each: Cardiac Stress Test Instructions and Patient Authorization form. Echo Stress Test Instructions and Patient Authorization form.
Are you at risk of heart disease or stroke? Do you smoke, have diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or family history of heart disease? We now offer Carotid Intima-Media Thickness (CIMT) testing to help assess your risk. It is quick, pain-free, and appropriate for patients aged 40-70 years without prior history of coronary artery disease, stroke, or peripheral arterial disease. Cost is $70 (not covered by insurance). Please call us to see if this test is right for you.
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Dr. Donekal joined Maryland Primary Care Physicians, LLC in 2017 and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Cardiovascular and Internal Medicine. Read Full Profile