Cardiology

Our ABQ Health Partners Cardiology providers believe that taking care of your heart is one of the most important things you can do to live a long and healthy life.  That's why maintaining good heart health and reducing the risk of heart disease are the main objectives of our cardiology team.  It's also why we place a strong emphasis on education and prevention.  We believe that the more you know about the importance of good nutrition, regular exercise, managing stress, smoking cessation and taking prescribed medications, the more likely we are to see a reduction in the number of people who are diagnosed and treated for heart and vascular disease.  Our experienced cardiology team offers exceptional cardiac care using state-of-the-art technology.  Some of our services include:

  • Cardiac procedures
  • Lipid management
  • Prevention and education programs
  • Diagnostic testing
    • EKG’s
    • 24 hour Holter monitors
    • Month long event/loop recorders
    • Pacemaker/defibrillator monitoring
    • Cardiac rhythm monitoring
  • Echocardiography
    • Transthoracic
    • Bubble study
  • Stress Testing
    • Treadmill stress test
    • Treadmill stress echocardiogram
    • Dobutamine stress echocardiogram
  • Tilt table testing
  • Nuclear Cardiology

Cardiology Clinics

Clinics Providers

Cardiology - Medical Towers

500 Walter Street NE

Suite 401

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Gaffney , Andrew, PA-C
Khoo, Michelle, MD, FACC, FHRS
Lopez, Christina, MD
Ortiz, Pedro, MD
Taylor, Robert, MD
Vandergon, Dirk, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Cardiology - West Mesa Professional Center

4801 McMahon Blvd NW

Suite 250

Albuquerque, NM 87114

Ortiz, Pedro, MD

Cardiology Information

Commonly Treated Conditions: Our Procedures Include:

  • Angina – Chest pain that occurs when diseased blood vessels restrict blood flow to the heart
  • Arrhythmia – Heart rhythm disturbances
  • Arteriosclerosis – A disease process commonly called “hardening of the arteries”
  • Atherosclerosis – A disease process that leads to the buildup of plaque inside blood vessels
  • Atrial Fibrillation – Rapid contractions of the individual heart muscle chamber
  • Bundle Branch Block – A condition in which parts of the heart conductive system are defective and unable to conduct the electrical signal normally causing an irregular heart rhythm
  • Bradycardia - Abnormally slow heartbeat
  • Cardiomyopathy – Disease of the heart muscle that leads to general deterioration of the muscle and its pumping ability
  • CHF - Congestive Heart Failure – A condition in which the heart cannot pump blood returning to it leading to a backup of blood in the vessels and an accumulation of fluid in the body’s tissues, including the lungs
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) – Narrowing of the arteries that supply blood to the heart
  • Diastolic Dysfunction – Abnormality in the pumping phase within the heart
  • Heart Attack – Death of or damage to part of the heart muscle causing lack of oxygen-rich blood to the heart
  • High Blood Pressure - Hypertension- Tightening of small arteries regulating blood flow making the heart work harder to pump blood
  • Myocarditis – A rare condition where the heart muscle becomes inflamed
  • Pericarditis – Inflammation of the outer membrane surrounding the heart.
  • Valve Disease – Disruption of blood flow through the valves

  • Balloon angioplasty and stents
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)
  • Implantable pacemaker
  • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
  • Catheter Ablation of Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Catheter Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Genetic testing of cardiac disorders

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