Anthony C. Caruso, MD, FACC
Dr. Caruso grew up in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. When he is not at work, Dr. Caruso catches up on classic literature and architecture. His favorite local spot is the Austin City Limits Moody Theater.
During my medical residency, I was fascinated by the then new field of electrophysiology and saw it as a frontier worth exploring. I was fortunate enough to get in on the ground floor and work with some future giants in the field. Although somewhat of an academic at heart, in my private practice I always ask myself what would I do if this were my brother or sister, and treat my patients the same way.
An echocardiogram (echo) is a noninvasive procedure used to check the heart's function and structures.
- Echocardiographic Interpretation
ARC cardiologists help interpret echocardiographic results to determine the best treatment option for you.
- Nuclear Stress Testing
Nuclear Stress Testing
Nuclear stress tests use a small amount of radioactive tracer and an imaging machine to create pictures showing blood flow.
- Stress Echocardiogram
Stress echocardiography uses ultrasound imaging to show how well your heart works to pump blood to your body. It can help detect a decrease in blood flow to the heart from narrowing in the coronary arteries.
- Stress Testing (Cardiac Diagnostic Tests)
Stress Testing (Cardiac Diagnostic Tests)
A stress test shows how your heart works during physical activity, revealing problems with blood flow within your heart. We offer three basic types of stress testing: exercise stress tests, nuclear stress tests, and stress echocardiograms.
- Telemedicine Visits
ARC offers telemedicine visits for primary and specialty care. Doctors can quickly evaluate you for a new health issue or follow up with you via a phone call or video visit from the comfort of your home.
- Treadmill Stress Testing
Treadmill Stress Testing
A treadmill test helps a doctor determine how well your heart handles work. As your body works harder during the test, it requires more oxygen, so the heart must pump more blood. The test can show if the blood supply is reduced in the arteries that supply the heart. It also helps doctors know the kind and level of exercise appropriate for a patient.
Locations & Hours
Board CertificationsBoard Certified in Cardiovascular Disease
Medical SchoolGeorgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, 1983
FellowshipCardiology, Georgetown University Medical Center/Veterans’ Administration Hospital, Washington, DC, 1988
Clinical Electrophysiology, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN, 1989
ResidencyGeorgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, 1986
EducationB.A. in British Literature, Phi Beta Kappa, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 1975
Graduate study in Biochemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1978
- Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
- Diplomat, American Board of Internal Medicine in the Specialty of Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
- Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners
- Fellow, American College of Cardiology
- Member, Travis County Medical Society
Awards & Honors
- Certification, American Speech-Language Hearing Association
- Presidential Honor Award, Gold Level, University of Montevallo