Carroll Heart Center and Vein Clinic

Comprehensive Cardiac Care and Vein Treatment Center

Carroll Heart Center

700A Poole Road  Westminster, MD  21157  (410) 848-5250

Carroll Heart Center and Vein Clinic is focused on providing high quality, personalized cardiac and medical care. Our practice has been in Westminster for over 35 years and well established within the community. We work hard to accommodate all of our patients' needs and always strive to provide the latest advances in medical care.  We are a multispecialty group made up of three physicians and a physician assistant providing both cardiology and internal medicine services. 

Our Cardiology Practice 

We focus on diagnosing and treating acute cardiac problems but also believe in the importance of reducing the risk of future cardiovascular conditions. We offer a wide range of diagnostic and screening tests that assess the presence and risk of heart disease, peripheral arterial disease, stroke, rhythm problems and heart failure.  All of the following tests are either provided in our office or at a local center for convenient access to highly specialized cardiac testing.


Cardiac PET Nuclear Stress testing:  This is a highly specialized nuclear stress test that is unique to our practice in this area.  It decreases total test time, reduces total radiation exposure and reduces false positive test results in certain types of patients. 

ECHO: Ultrasound test of the heart to look for weak heart muscle, abnormal valves or other structural abnormalities. 

Electrocardiogram (ECG):   Used to diagnose rhythm problems or other cardiac abnormalities.

Exercise Treadmill Test:  A regular treadmill test to diagnose exercise related symptoms and to screen for significant coronary artery disease in certain patients.

Pacemaker and Defibrillator implantation and monitoring

Coumadin Clinic with the option for home testing

Carotid Doppler:  Ultrasound test of the carotid arteries to diagnose blocked arteries and potential risk for stroke.

Abdominal Ultrasound for AAA:  Ultrasound test of the abdomen to look for a dilated aorta (aortic aneurysm).

Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI): A simple BP and ultrasound assessment that screens for significant PAD (peripheral artery disease).

Cardiac CTA:  A specialized CT scan of the heart that in certain patient can exclude or identify severe significant coronary artery disease.

Calcium Score Test:  A simple screening test that can identify the presence of any calcified plaque in the heart arteries.

Our Vein Clinic

We provide in office screening to diagnose venous reflux disease that can be the cause of spider veins, varicose veins, and sometimes skin ulceration.  For appropriate patients we also treat abnormal veins with an outpatient office based procedure in which the abnormal vein is closed.  Periodically we offer free screenings which will be advertised in the local paper or call our office to find out more.  

Internal Medicine/Primary Care

686 Poole Road  Westminster, MD  21157  (443) 289-8286

Primary care is also part of our practice.  Dr. Shankar Naganna is an internist and proactive in addressing all general medical issues.  Dr. Vimala Naganna is a General Practitioner with over 35 years of experience.  Major areas of focus include screening for and treating the following:

High blood pressure

High cholesterol


Heart disease

Lung disease


Carroll Precision Imaging Center

680 Poole Road  Westminster, MD  21157  (410) 871-0102

Our imaging center is located within our office complex at the Poole Road Medical Center.  Our cardiac PET stress tests are performed here under the supervision of our cardiologists. We also perform oncology FDG PET scans which help diagnose and determine response to treatment for certain types of cancer.  These studies are reviewed and interpreted by a group of radiologists specially trained in reading FDG PET scans.  

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