The Non-Invasive Cardiology Lab is accredited in Adult Echocardiography and Adult Stress Echocardiography by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) and is the only Non-Invasive Cardiology Testing Lab in the Big Country to hold this nationally respected “seal of approval”. Directed by Cardiologist Dr. Nageswari Daggubati, our team of professional cardiovascular sonographers, nurses, pacemaker specialists, clerical staff and EKG technicians is dedicated to providing high-quality compassionate care.
Our wide-range of non-invasive tests assists the physician in diagnosing and treating a multitude of heart and vascular conditions including:
- Angina and Angina Pectoris
- Arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeat)
- Cardiac murmurs
- Congenital Heart Disease
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Heart Failure
- Hypertensive Heart Disease
- Myocardial Infarction (heart attack)
- Pericardial diseases
- Peripheral Artery Disease
- Renal Artery Disease
- Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack
- Venous Insufficiency
The following non-invasive diagnostic tests are ordered by a physician and performed for inpatients at Hendrick Medical Center or for outpatients, either on the second floor of the Anderson wing or at Hendrick’s Outpatient Testing Facility in the Cardiology Consultants building on N. 19th street:
- Electrocardiogram (EKG): A tracing of the electrical activity in the heart
- Signal Average EKG: A more extensive tracing of the electrical activity in the heart
- Holter Monitor: 24 or 48 hours of continuous EKG tracings recorded on a small monitor that is worn while a person goes about his/her normal daily activities
- Long-term Ambulatory Telemetry: EKG activity can be continuously analyzed for up to 30 days by wearing a small recording device similar to a Holter Monitor.
- Pacemaker Clinic: Pacemaker/Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator devices are tested by analyzing heart rhythms with special computer systems in order to assure proper device function.
- Exercise Treadmill Cardiac Stress Test: EKG recordings and blood pressures are monitored before, during and after exercise on a treadmill.
- Nuclear Cardiac Stress Test: EKG tracings and nuclear images of the heart are recorded at rest and again during stress. These are also known as Lexiscan or Myoview Stress Tests.
- Segmental Pressures: Arterial blood pressures and Doppler signals are obtained from multiple segments of the arms or legs. Also known as PVR or an arterial Doppler study.
- Echocardiogram: Ultrasound imaging of the heart evaluating heart function and assessing the cardiac valves.
- Transesophageal Echocardiogram: Echocardiogram performed with a specialized ultrasound probe which is passed into the esophagus, enabling the cardiologist to visualize cardiac structures more clearly than with a routine echo.
- Stress Echocardiogram: Echocardiogram is performed at rest and with exercise (either walking on a treadmill or by using medications that cause the heart to work harder.)
- Carotid Doppler: Ultrasound imaging of the arteries in the neck
- Arterial Doppler Imaging: Imaging arteries in the legs or arms using ultrasound
- Venous Doppler Imaging: Ultrasound imaging of the veins of the arms or legs
- Abdominal Vascular Imaging: Ultrasound imaging of the abdominal aorta or renal arteries