Cardiology Diagnostic Testing
In 1999 Medical Associates Cardiovascular Laboratory was among the first of the 1100 vascular laboratories in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico to be granted accreditation by the Intra Societal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL).
Our Cardiovascular Lab and Cardiology department is a recognized leader for Cardiac care. This accreditation is a tribute to our excellent staff, state of the art technology, and the latest treatment protocols used by our highly trained Cardiologists.
One American dies every 32 seconds of cardiovascular disease, disorders of the heart and blood vessels. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, causing society over 83.7 billion dollars each year in health services, medications, and lost work time due to disability. Stroke, a disorder of the blood vessels to the brain, is the leading cause of death and disability in this country with 400,000 new strokes occurring annually. Each year, two million people in the United States alone develop vein thrombosis - blood clots in the veins. This affliction becomes life threatening for 500,000 of those people where the blood clot breaks loose and travels to their lungs. With early detection through the use of non-invasive vascular testing this disease can be detected.
Although cardiovascular disease can be life threatening when undetected, early detection of these vascular diseases is possible through the use of non-invasive vascular testing techniques performed within vascular laboratories such as at Medical Associates Cardiology Laboratory.
- Cardiology Ultrasound: Carotid, Extracranial and Cardiac Echocardiogram
- Pacemaker Followup Clinic
- 24 Hour Ambulatory Holter Monitoring
- 30 Day Event Recorders
- Cardiac Stress Testing - Exercise & Pharmacological
- Stress Echocardiography
- PVR and Segmental Pressure Recording Studies
- Echocardiography: is an ultrasound test which check how is the heart pumping, how are the valves working and the heart structure in general.
- Stress Echocardiography: The same as above but when the heart under stress (exercise or drug)
- Carotid Sonography: Visualizing the arteries in the neck to excludes any defect in blood supply to the brain.
- PVR: Examining the blood flow win the lower legs arteries and exclude narrowing of arteries.
- Vascular screen: Visualizing many arteries in the body to avoid and exclude the possibility of cerebrovascular accident.
- EKG: To check the heart rate, rhythm and ischemia in the heart.
- Holters: A 24, 48 and 72 hours checking for the heart rate, rhythm and vascularity of the heart muscle.
- Pace maker and inner defibrillator check: both Trans telephonic and remote.
- Nuclear Cardiology: To check the blood supply to the heart muscle and the presence or absences of ischemia by using a safe nuclear isotopes.
- Stress test: to check the heart performance under stress (exercise or Pharmacological)
- Tilt Table test: To diagnose the causes of syncope and symptom of dizziness with or without loss of consciousness.
Brand new, state of the art Echocardiography / Vascular Ultrasound System combines unprecedented 2D and 3D image quality for crisp, high resolution images even on the most difficult patients.
Provide cardiac services for individuals that have a Pacemaker, Loop Recorder, or Intracardiac Defibrillator. Currently we provide this type of device monitoring for over 400 citizens within a 30-mile radius of Clinton.
Provide cardiac rhythm monitoring using Holter Monitors and Cardiac Event Monitors. These devices can detect abnormal and sometimes even life threatening arrhythmias which when caught can be treated.
Nuclear Medicine, Echocardiography, and Vascular Labs are all accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. Accreditation by the IAC means that these labs have undergone a thorough review of their operational and technical components by a panel of experts. The IAC grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to be providing quality patient care and in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process including detailed case study review.