Celebrity Medical Center is the first medical facility in Central Florida to offer the newest technology in both cardiac and pulmonary testing. This cost-effective testing identifies key indicators of heart disease and lung disease such as coronary artery disease, stroke, heart failure (the inability of the heart to pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body’s other organs), myocardial ischemia (heart disease – reduced blood flow to one or more parts of the heart due to blockage or spasm), cardiac valve dysfunction, chronotropic incompetence, pulmonary ventilation disorder, pulmonary circulation disorder, muscle metabolic disorders, deconditioning and other disease states that include physiologically significant micro-vascular ischemia, diastolic dysfunction and pulmonary circulation abnormalities.
“Cardiopulmonary exercise test is a safe, noninvasive test that measures how well your heart and lungs function during exercise. We’ll be able to use this information to:
– Detect early-stage heart disease before you have complications.
– Establish baseline to guide future management of your health.
– Customize your medications and other therapies to improve symptoms and ensure good circulatory health for years.
– Get a personalized exercise prescription.”
– Dr. Eldar Baigabatov
Leading a new path in healthcare innovation, Celebrity Medical Center’s chief physician offers MET-TESTING which is a higher level of diagnostic insight to improve the management of cardiac and pulmonary diseases. MET TESTING is a new level of patient management that can only be found at the at the medical offices of Dr. Eldar Baigabatov.
Celebrity Medical Center provides Central Florida’s only Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test (CPET). The CPET is a highly sensitive, non-invasive stress test. It is considered a stress test because the exercise stresses your body’s systems by making it work faster and harder. A disease or condition that affects the heart, lungs or muscles will limit how much faster and harder these systems can work. A CPET assesses how well the heart, lungs, and muscles are working individually, and how these systems are working in unison. Your heart and lungs work together to deliver oxygen to your muscles, where it is used to make energy, and to remove carbon dioxide from your body.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) runs a full spectrum from normal cardiovascular function to mild, moderate and severe heart disease with or without symptoms in at-risk individuals. The MET-TEST chronic disease management program helps Celebrity Medical Center physicians improve clinical care of patients in two ways:
Precise Cardiovascular (CV) Risk Stratification: Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory process that cause endothelial dysfunction followed by microvascular damage and is sometimes followed by the development of obstructive coronary artery disease resulting in left ventricular (LV) remodeling over time. This slow remodeling process causes cardiac dysfunction during exercise and reduces peak cardiac function (peak VO2) with disease progression. Poor functional capacity (low peak VO2) and inducible ischemia during exercise are well recognized as two main determinants of CV events and mortality.
Celebrity Medical Center’s CPET program accurately provides
individualized risk-stratification regardless of symptoms based on these two parameters which are in turn used to guide intensity of lifestyle, medical and surgical interventions. Serial testing provides an accurate measure of disease progression or regression, thus enabling patients to enhance and monitor their CV health over time. No other type of data provides physicians and patients with this degree of precision and insight to improve long-term outcomes and reduce long-term healthcare costs and time treating preventable illnesses.
The Pulmonary Function Test is a useful tool to help detect two major types of pulmonary conditions, airflow obstruction and lung volume restriction. Obstructive conditions reduce the ease in which the air flows in and out of the lungs. Restrictive conditions reduce the volume of air that the lungs can take in.
Examples of obstructive conditions: Asthma, COPD, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, bronchiectasis, obstructive lesions (enlarged thyroid, paralyzed vocal chords, tumors, etc.) heart failure. Some examples of Restrictive conditions:
Occupational lung diseases (black lung, asbestosis, siderosis, silicosis, etc.) pneumonia, pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis, hystoplasmosis, neuromuscular disorders, heart failure and obesity.
Another function of Celebrity Medical Center’s testing is the indication of unexplained exercise intolerance: Patients often present with shortness of breath, chest pain and fatigue where routine cardiac and pulmonary testing does not reveal a clear etiology. Through the performance of a MET-TEST, Dr. Baigabatov can diagnose three invisible disease states that are quite common in society but not readily detected by resting and imaging studies and common stress tests. These disease states include physiologically significant micro-vascular ischemia, diastolic dysfunction and pulmonary circulation abnormalities during exertion. Celebrity Medical Center properly evaluates and treats such patients and proves response to therapy with improvement in symptoms and increase in exercise capacity on a case by case basis.
Celebrity Medical Center is the first medical facility in Central Florida to offer this advanced and cost-effective testing. “The key to a healthy, productive life is to identify the problem early and treat it aggressively before a heart attack, stroke, heart failure, dementia and loss in sexual function occur. Our goal is to keep you healthy, out of the hospital and minimize long-term costs for you and the healthcare system.” – Dr. Eldar Baigabatov
For the newest technology in both cardiac and pulmonary testing call Dr. Eldar Baigabatov at Celebrity Medical Center (407) 347-9886. Appointments are filling up fast. I’ve made mine. I won’t take a chance of letting disease get the best of me and you shouldn’t either.