Diagnostic Cardiac Testing
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The Cardiac Diagnostic Center is accredited by the by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Nuclear/Pet, Echocardiography and Vascular testing.
Diagnostic Services include:
Echocardiogram – provides information about the structure of the heart, valves, and strength of the heart muscle
Transesophageal echocardiogram – an internal ultrasound of the heart's structures
Stress testing - there are three types of stress testing:
- Treadmill only, which determines exercise ability and symptoms with exercise
- Treadmill with nuclear imaging, which helps to assess blood flow to the heart
- Pharmacological testing with nuclear imaging for patients who can't use a treadmill
Carotid ultrasound - shows whether plaque has built up in carotid arteries as well as the narrowing of the arteries (carotid stenosis)
MUGA Scan - evaluates the function of the right and left ventricles of the heart
Holter/Event/Loop monitoring – worn by a patient for 24 hours to identify/record any symptoms
All tests are interpreted and review by board certified physicians.
Diagnostic cardiac testing is performed by a team of qualified, highly skilled professionals including:
- Cardiac Specialty Registered Nurses
- Cardiac Medical Assistants
- Nuclear Technologists who are Board-Certified by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB)
- Echocardiographers who are registered by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)
- Board certified cardiologist available during testing
- Medical directors in nuclear and echocardiography from Cardiology Associates