North Coast Cardiology, Inc. Katherine Ludington, MD, FACC
   4401 Manchester Avenue, Suite 106, Encinitas, CA 92024. Telephone (760) 753-0220. Fax (760) 753-2639.
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Comprehensive cardiac services available

At North Coast Cardiology, we offer a full range of state of the art diagnostic and treatment options to best serve your needs. Whether you are a heart patient with prior heart attacks, or a healthy individual wanting to be evaluated for your risk of heart disease, our staff can help.

Our services are conveniently located under one roof at our Encinitas office. Dr. Ludington will help you determine which tests are appropriate during your consultation and follow up visits. If you have been scheduled for a test, see the link "About your procedure" above for more information.

Available services include:

Nuclear Stress Testing
Nuclear Stress Testing in a Comfortable Setting
  • Detailed cholesterol evaluation including state of the art VAP testing, high sensitivity CRP, homocysteine, lipoprotein(a), etc. All basic laboratory tests are available on site.
  • Stress testing with the latest GE medical equipment
  • New 4-D echocardiography by GE that allows the most detailed imaging of heart structures ever in echocardiography. It's fast, painless and non-invasive.
  • Monitoring devices allow for rapid evaluation and diagnosis of palpitations and symptoms of fainting or near fainting.
  • *Comprehensive assessment of the risk of stroke by evaluation of the carotid arteries and intima-medial thickness (IMT) which determines the circulation to the brain and the amount of plaque in the body.
  • Assessment of leg circulation by ultrasound provides early identification of circulatory problems.
  • Nuclear assessment of heart circulation detects blockages early and allows for treatment before a heart attack occurs. This test is performed in our office for your convenience.
  • Pre-operation cardiac evaluation and second opinions welcome. We will do our best to expedite your evaluation if you are scheduled for surgery.
  • Dr. Ludington has a special interest in women's heart conditions.

Other, more detailed tests are also available including coronary angiography and placement of pacemakers or stents, as needed. Some will require a stay at the hospital. Dr. Ludington maintains active privileges at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.





Our office is proud to offer a brand new program, called "PLAQUE DETECT." This painless, noninvasive 30 minute test uses state of the art ultrasound to diagnose blockages in the carotid arteries, which can lead to stroke. The abdominal aorta and the circulation to the legs is also thoroughly evaluated. Finally, the function of the heart is analyzed, something that no other screening program offers.

OUR OFFICE WINS 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, AND 2017 BEST OF ENCINITAS AWARD

The US Local Business Association awarded North Coast Cardiology the Best of Encinitas award again this year. This is our fourt year in a row! Congratulations to our team for earning this honor.

Dr. Ludington's expertise in hypertension and hypercholesterolemia treatment combines a thorough risk assessment with lifestyle changes and modern drug therapy, as needed.