Saint Agnes patients and their referring physicians can take comfort in knowing that our Cardiovascular Diagnostic Services (CVDS) department provides the highest level of diagnostic testing, often eliminating the need for additional, more invasive tests. In fact, our cardiovascular lab was the first in the Central Valley to receive accreditation in Carotid Ultrasound by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL). Additionally, the lab earned its accreditation in Adult Transthoracic Echocardiography by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL).
Each year, CVDS preforms thousands of cardiac and vascular studies to identify what – in many cases – would be life-threatening conditions. All of these painless, non-invasive tests are provided by board certified and board eligible cardiovascular diagnostic technologists and on an inpatient and outpatient basis:
- Echocardiograms with color flow and Doppler
- Stress Echocardiograms
- Multi-Plane Transesophageal Echo (TEE)
- Treadmill EKG Testing
- Tilt Table EKG Testing
- Carotid Doppler
- Segmental Limb Pressures
- Ankle Brachial Indexes for Peripheral Vascular Disease
Our CVDS department offers same day appointments and provides results within 24 to 36 hours from testing.
If you have questions or would like additional information about Cardiovascular Diagnostic Services (CVDS), call (559) 450-3111.