SOMC Cardiovascular Testing is a non-invasive cardiac and vascular diagnostic laboratory.
The Cardiovascular Laboratory provides the following tests: routine treadmill stress testing, stress echocardiograms, dobutaminecardiolite, cardiolite treadmill, adenosine cardiolite, lexiscancardiolite, dobutamine stress echocardiograms, echocardiograms, carotid ultrasound, venous ultrasound, arterial ultrasound, arterial non-invasive testing including arterial segmental pressures and doppler waveforms, holters monitors, event recorders, TEEs and tilt table testing.
Each order is assessed for appropriate indications and appropriate testing. These tests are provided to inpatients and outpatients. Echocardiograms are completed for any patient 18 (eighteen) years or older. Once a month, a Pediatric Cardiologist, board certified in cardiac diagnosis, from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital hold a clinic for pediatric patients. A cardiac sonographer trained and educated in pediatric echocardiography attends the clinic every other month to complete echocardiograms for the pediatric patient.
Services are provided Monday 5:30 am through Saturday evening at 7:30 pm, with an on-call system during the hours the department is closed. The goal of the department is to complete all inpatients within 24 hours of time the test was ordered and 48 hours for outpatients, unless the ordering physician designates a date for test completion. The Cardiovascular Testing staff consists of the following mix of medical personnel: RN, LPNs, sonographers, nursing assistants, and clerical personnel. All RNs who are sonographers and sonographers are encouraged to obtain an ultrasound registry.
All RNs and LPNs are licensed in the State of Ohio. Protocols and procedure guidelines are obtained and utilized from American Ultrasound in Medicine, Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, American Society of Echocardiography, Society of Vascular Ultrasound, American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Society, Intersocietal Commission of Accreditation of Echocardiography Labs, and Intersocietal Commission of Accreditation of Vascular Labs.
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We do the following tests: