As part of our ongoing "Getting to Know Your Local Businesses" series, we sat down this week with Dr. Rajiv Agarwal of Modern Heart & Vascular Institute.
Tell us a bit about your business: What does your business offer, and how long have you been around?
At Modern Heart and Vascular Institute, Dr. Rajiv Agarwal specializes in all aspects of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. He diagnoses and treats arrhythmia, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, peripheral arterial
disease, vein disease, and high blood pressure. The practice also expertly manages cardiac conditions in people with diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease, obesity, family history of premature heart disease, etc. A full-time board-certified dietitian is available in the office for your needs.
Modern Heart and Vascular Institute also provides cardiovascular PET (positron emission tomography) scans, stress tests, echocardiograms, vascular ultrasound, heart monitoring for arrhythmia, EECP (enhanced external counterpulsation) procedures, and other advanced techniques.
Tell us a couple things you are proud of about your business. What are you known for? What separates you from the competition?
We provide “Modern Cardiovascular Care for Modern Patients using Modern Technology.” The focus of Modern Heart and Vascular Institute is prevention. The technologically advanced practice can diagnose and prevent numerous cardiovascular diseases and conditions by utilizing the very best imaging and non-imaging modalities. Dr. Agarwal is the only provider in the area who is a Level 3 certified imaging specialist in cardiovascular CT.
The office is also equipped with 128-256 slice CT scanners. These tools allow for imaging of your heart in 1-2 heartbeats. Dr. Agarwal performs these extensive diagnostic tests in an outpatient setting to avoid the need for invasive testing.
What is your favorite part of running this business?
The blessings you get from patients when you diagnose at a very early stage and prevent future major problems such as heart attacks and strokes. Daily, we have patients come and tell us “thank you for saving my life. The providers at Modern Heart and Vascular Institute are the best I’ve ever seen.”
Who is your ideal customer/client? Who do you serve best?
We serve all patients age 13 and above. However, because heart disease is more common at a higher age, we encourage patients that are 50 and above to seek cardiovascular screening.
Can you tell us something about yourself as the business owner? What is your background?
With more than 15 years of experience, Rajiv Agarwal, MD, FACC, FSCCT, is the doctor’s doctor. He leads the practice and serves as a personal cardiologist for many local physicians and their families. Dr. Agarwal is the only provider in the area who is a Level 3 certified imaging specialist in cardiovascular CT.
How do you see your business growing and improving over the next couple of years?
We see the business growing/improving by providing excellent service and using appropriate marketing to spread word about our cardiology practice.
To learn more about Modern Heart & Vascular Institute and to schedule an appointment, visit our website