ALBANY | CLIFTON PARKWhen It's Your Heart, You Just Can't Wait
Available at CCA locations in Albany and Clifton Park, Enhanced Cardiac Access (ECA) provides same-day evaluations of patients with potential cardiac symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or palpitations.
In 2014, Capital Cardiology Associates (CCA) launched its Enhanced Cardiac Access program.
The Enhanced Cardiac Access Suite provides same-day evaluations of patients with non-life-threatening symptoms such as chest pain, palpitations, shortness of breath or rapid heart rate. The ECA Suite allows rapid evaluations utilizing exercise stress tests, heart CT scans, nuclear stress tests, echocardiograms, continuous cardiac telemetry monitoring, and blood work in our on-site blood testing lab.
Board-certified cardiologists are available to immediately evaluate patients. They will work closely with the referring physician to develop a plan for the evaluation and treatment that is best suited for each individual patient.
Enhanced Cardiac Access is available at CCA locations in Albany and Clifton Park, New York
What if I have to go to the hospital?
What type of testing do you use?
We have state-of-the-art electronic health records (EHR) that allows us to access your records any time and anywhere. EHR records your medications and will send your records to your primary care physician, or any referring physician, and can also give you access to your records through our Patient Portal.
Is this covered by my insurance?
Who do I call if I have any questions after I leave?
Hours and Contact Information: (518) 292-6090
Fax: (518) 292-6088
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm
We will also notify your primary care physician after your visit. The cardiologist who evaluates you will dictate an extensive note. That note, and any diagnostic testing reports, will be sent directly to your primary care physician.
Once you arrive at the ECA, you will be taken immediately to an exam room for evaluation by an RN. You will be evaluated by both a Cardiac Advanced Practitioner and a Board Certified Cardiologist to determine what further testing, if any, is necessary.
Since the cardiologist controls the scheduling of diagnostic testing, we are able to minimize your wait time and achieve a rapid diagnosis and plan of care.
The amount of time you spend at ECA will depend on the testing the cardiologist orders. Some tests may take longer than others, and in some cases, more than one test may be required.
More than 2.5 million businesses in the U.S. are majority-owned by veterans. As part of a broader effort to use technology to help the veteran community, Google began identifying local businesses as “Veteran-Led” on Google Search and Maps in late August of 2018. Capital Cardiology Associates received this attribute in September of 2018.
Our Enhanced Cardiac Access Suite is Veteran-Led by Drs. Lance Sullenberger and Kevin Woods. We thank them for their service to our country. We salute the care and leadership they provide to our patients and staff – every day!