Clipper Cardiovascular Associates encourages our patients to learn as much as possible about their health conditions and how they can treated. Patients should discuss with their care providers different treatment options that are available and make sure they understand everything involved with a particular treatment. A patient should never hesitate to ask questions. A patient always has the right to refuse treatment.

Services we provide at our Newburyport office include the following:

Coumadin Clinic
If a patient is required to be on anti-coagulation medications, our Registered Nurse will work with our providers to treat and monitor patients taking Warfarin (also called Coumadin). Patients come into our office for regularly scheduled blood tests that measure how quickly the blood clots. Patient results are monitored and may or may not have their medication adjusted as needed right in the office.

Pacemaker/ICD Clinic

Representatives from the various pacemaker and ICD manufacturers make regularly scheduled visits to Clipper Cardiovascular Associates to test and monitor our patient’s devices. These representatives work closely with our providers to develop the best possible treatment plan for our patients. Please call our office at 978-462-1110 to ask if we are able to accommodate your particular device.

Holter and Event Monitoring

Patients that are experiencing abnormal heart rhythms, or arrhythmias, may be placed on an Event Monitor. If necessary, our providers will order either a Holter Monitor or an Event Recorder and our Medical Assistants will work with the patient to get them set up and go over the instructions. A Holter Monitor is a 24-hour recording device that is used if symptoms are frequent (several times a week). If symptoms are less frequent, however, monitoring for longer than 24 hours may be necessary and an Event Recorder will be used. These can be worn for days or even weeks. Both monitoring devices use a recording device worn on a strap over the shoulder or around the waist and record the heart rhythms, or ECG, on a continuous basis. The recordings are interpreted by our trained physicians and results of the test are discussed with the patient.

Non-Invasive Echocardiography Laboratory

IAC Echcardiograhy Accredited FacilityThe Non-Invasive Echocardiography Laboratory at Clipper Cardiovascular Associates is an Accredited Laboratory by the Intersocietal Commission – Echocardiography in the areas of Adult Transthoracic and Adult Stress Echocardiography.

Our lab is an on-site resource that our providers use to diagnose a variety of cardiovascular disorders – evaluating heart function, valve function, and other structural abnormalities of the heart. Tests are performed by our highly trained medical staff using Ultrasound and Doppler techniques to evaluate the structure of the heart either at rest or in combination with exercise to evaluate the possible presence of myocardial ischemia. These tests include standard transthoracic echocardiography and exercise echocardiography. Our lab uses state-of-the-art digital imaging equipment from Philips to perform these exams.

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Nuclear Cardiology

International Accreditation Commission - Nuclear CardiologyThe Nuclear Cardiology program at Clipper Cardiovascular Associates is an Accredited Laboratory by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission – Nuclear Cardiology in Myocardial Perfusion Imaging.

Our lab is an on-site resource that our providers use to determine whether a patient’s heart muscle is getting sufficient blood supply, both at rest and during stress.

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Services provided at local hospitals
Some of our patients may need more intensive services than can be provided on-site at either the Newburyport or Portsmouth locations. In these situations, our Clipper Cardiovascular Associates providers work with other area physicians and local hospitals to get our patients the care they need. In many cases, our physicians will be the rendering providers for these services, which may include:

  • Diagnostic cardiac catheterizations
  • Coronary interventions, including angioplasty and stenting
  • Pacemaker and defibrillator (ICD) implants
  • Peripheral vascular interventions

Our physicians can provide these services at Anna Jaques Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, or Portsmouth Regional Hospital

If you have any questions about these procedures or the facilities, please ask your provider during your next visit.