About Center for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Cardiology

The Center for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Cardiology is part of the TriStar Medical Group network. We offer same-day appointments to help our patients return to better health as soon as possible. Our specialized treatment options cover a range of cardiac conditions, from those requiring further diagnosis to those needing immediate care.

For more information about the services offered at any of our Center for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Cardiology locations, please call (615) 320-6044.

Diagnosing and monitoring heart conditions in Middle Tennessee

We offer several types of diagnostic tests and monitoring techniques. These tests may be used to detect a new or recurring condition or to measure the progress of your care.

Our testing services include:

  • Ankle-brachial index tests: This is a noninvasive test to check for peripheral artery disease.
  • At-home monitoring: Also called remote monitoring, at-home monitoring uses event systems connected to an implanted device to provide 24/7 information about your heart health.
  • Cardiac computerized tomography (CT) scans: Heart CT scans use X-rays to generate images of the heart. These images help doctors diagnose birth defects, plaque buildup and a variety of cardiac conditions.
  • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans: Cardiac MRIs use high-frequency radio waves to produce 3D images of the heart.
  • Echocardiograms: ECGs, which create moving pictures of the heart, show doctors how your heart and heart valves are working.
  • Electrocardiograms (EKGs): EKGs use electrical impulses to record your heart’s electrical activity.
  • Electrophysiology studies: Doctors use the results of these tests to find the source of an abnormal heartbeat.
  • Holter monitors: This is a small, portable device worn on the chest. It tracks the heart’s activity.
  • Rest multigated acquisition (MUGA) scans: Rest MUGA scans are a type of nuclear medicine test that work alongside an ECG to produce detailed, moving images of the heart while the body is resting.
  • Stress tests: Stress tests, such as thallium and treadmill tests, help reveal how well blood is traveling to the heart. Specialists may use these tests to diagnose conditions or determine an appropriate time to schedule surgery.
  • Transesophageal echocardiograms (TEEs): This is one type of test doctors can use to generate images of the heart. Specifically, echocardiograms use ultrasound technology to create these images.
  • Vascular ultrasound studies: Doctors use these noninvasive studies to evaluate blood flow.

Cardiovascular treatment options

After diagnosing your heart condition, your medical team will work with you to determine an effective treatment plan. Invasive and noninvasive methods are available and include:

  • Cardiac ablation: This is a procedure used to treat tissue causing an abnormal heart beat.
  • Coronary angioplasty: During an angioplasty, a cardiologist inserts a balloon into the heart to open a blocked artery.
  • Heart failure device implantation: Surgically implanted devices, such as cardiac defibrillators, can be used for patients at high risk of heart failure.
  • Pacemaker implantation: Pacemakers are small devices implanted in the chest to help control irregular heartbeats.

These options and other cardiology services offered within TriStar Medical Group may be used to treat a range of heart conditions, including:

  • Chest pain
  • Cardiomyopathy (disease of the heart muscle)
  • Heart arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeats)
  • Heart disease
  • Heart failure
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Hypotension (low blood pressure)
  • Renal disease
  • Shortness of breath

Visiting our cardiovascular treatment centers

Patients can receive attentive heart care at one of our three Center for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Cardiology locations in Middle Tennessee:

Center for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Cardiology - Nashville

Center for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Cardiology
2400 Patterson St., Suite 320
Nashville, TN 37203

The hours of operation for the Nashville location are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Center for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Cardiology - Lawrenceburg

Center for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Cardiology - Lawrenceburg
1009 North Locust Ave.
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

The hours of operation for the Lawrenceburg location are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Center for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Cardiology - Brentwood

TriStar Medical Plaza
6716 Nolensville Pike, Suite 230
Brentwood, TN 37027

The hours of operation for the Brentwood location are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.

For more information about the services at any of our locations, please call (615) 320-6044.