The San Diego Cardiac Center specializes in cardiovascular diagnosis, prevention and treatment options. Founded in 1977, the center provides medical nutritional therapy and cholesterol management programs that include the periodic laboratory analysis of cholesterol levels. It conducts various tests, including carotid ultrasound, echocardiogram, electrocardiogram, myocardial perfusion imaging and stress echocardiogram to diagnose cardiovascular problems. The San Diego Cardiac Center s interventional cardiology division provides several treatment procedures, such as balloon and peripheral angioplasty and stent placement. The center has expertise in electrophysiology that features implantable cardioverter defibrillator, pacemaker insertion and radio frequency ablation. Located in San Diego, it additionally offers heart transplant and failure programs.