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Echocardiography Lab at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas Achieves Prestigious Reaccreditation
Date:6/4/2008

heart (which is a common sign of coronary artery disease), as well as to evaluate the impact of certain valvular heart diseases. Doppler echocardiograms look at how blood flows through the heart chambers, heart valves and blood vessels. Trans-esophageal (TEE) echocardiograms provide images of the heart from within the stomach and esophagus with high frequency ultrasound waves, allowing specialists to detect blood clots or abnormal communication in certain areas of the heart (which could lead to a stroke), as well as plaque or cholesterol in the aorta.

"The reaccreditation of the lab is just another example of the commitment by physicians on the hospital's medical staff, Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas and Texas Health Resources to provide comprehensive, quality heart and vascular care to patients," said Jon Gardner, director of Presbyterian's heart and vascular service.

Every aspect of the lab's daily operation was analyzed as part of the ICAEL's review. The ICAEL is a nonprofit organization established with the support of the American Society of Echocardiography, the American College of Cardiology, and the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.


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