About

Learn more about Cardiology Connections, our mission and works

Who we are

Cardiology Connections is a physician-owned and operated telecardiology service based in Washington state. Our core service is providing the a comprehensive, yet customizable remote interpretations for all modalities of non-invasive cardiovascular diagnostic tests.

We love what we do, and we take pride in delivering to our clients high-quality works that meet current standards with a quick turnaround time. We will work around your workflow to ensure a seamless integration of our service to your organization.

Sirikarn Napan, MD, FACC

The founding

Cardiology Connections was founded by Dr. Sirikarn Napan in 2013. Dr. Napan is a board-certified cardiologist specialized in advanced cardiovascular imaging. She has been granted certifications by National Board of Echocardiography (NBE), Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (CBCCT), Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology (CBNC), and has received Level III American Society of Echocardiography, Level III Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) and Level III Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) trainings. Dr. Napan’s interests involve not only cardiac imaging, but also cardiovascular research and telehealth innovations.

 

Publication highlights:

Speckle tracking-derived mitral annular velocities predict mortality in patients with acute coronary syndrome. Echocardiography. 2012 May;29(5):560-7.

Nocturnal blood pressure nondipping in obese African-Americans. Blood Press Monit. 2011 Jun;16(3):111-6.

Prognostic significance of preprocedural troponin-I in patients with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndromes undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. Coron Artery Dis. 2010 Aug;21(5):261-5.

Racial difference in cardiovascular outcomes following percutaneous coronary intervention in a public health service patient population. J Invasive Cardiol. 2010 Apr;22(4):168-73.

Carbohydrate antigen 125 predicts long-term mortality in African American patients with acute decompensated heart failure. Congest Heart Fail. 2010 Jan-Feb;16(1):15-20.

Prevalence of atrial fibrillation and its predictors in nondialysis patients with chronic kidney disease. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2010 Feb;5(2):173-81.

Value of early cardiac troponin I to predict long-term adverse events after coronary artery bypass graft surgery in patients presenting with acute coronary syndromes. Clin Cardiol. 2009 Jul;32(7):386-92.

Association of medical noncompliance and long-term adverse outcomes, after myocardial infarction in a minority and uninsured population. Transl Res. 2009 Aug;154(2):78-89.

Six minute walk test predicts long-term all-cause mortality and heart failure rehospitalization in African-American patients hospitalized with acute decompensated heart failure. J Card Fail. 2009 Mar;15(2):130-5.