Khoo & Associates Cardiology Receives 2019 Best of Albuquerque Award

ALBUQUERQUE August 15, 2019 — Khoo & Associates Cardiology has been selected for the 2019 Best of Albuquerque Award in the Cardiologist category by the Albuquerque Award Program.

Each year, the Albuquerque Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Albuquerque area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2019 Albuquerque Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Albuquerque Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Albuquerque Award Program

The Albuquerque Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Albuquerque area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Albuquerque Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

New technology combines pacemaker and defibrillator

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – It’s one of the most serious conditions, and a costly one for patients.

Heart failure happens when the heart can’t pump enough blood and oxygen to the body, leaving those who suffer feeling absolutely terrible.

“Well I did feel a bit tired, you know, fatigued when I did do things,” Lawrence Longo said.

Longo says he’s been through it all; the weight gain due to fluid retention, the shortness of breath, days when he said he felt like dying. He had a pacemaker installed, but it wasn’t helping.

So doctors recommended going to a new technology called Resonate – a combination of a pacemaker and defibrillator.

Dr. Khoo, a top-rated Albuquerque cardiologist, said Resonate doesn’t only pace the patient’s heart, protecting them from dying suddenly – it provides an important shock should they go into cardiac arrest. The device also eliminates costly emergency room and hospital visits by monitoring patients, remotely sending data and alerts to their provider at the same time.

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“We can also detect problems a lot soon than before the patient even feels bad,” Khoo said.

It’s definitely had an impact on at least one patient. Longo said he’s never felt better.

“My heart feels like its pumping better. I do take my blood pressure, and my blood pressure has been down. In fact it was 98 over 83, which was good, so it’s been staying down below 115,” he said.

That device is now available at UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center. It’s not cheap; before insurance, it’s about $30,000 for the device and monitoring and another $150,000 for the procedure itself.

But it can be life-saving, and doctors and patients say it does improve their quality of life.