Mequon, WI, April 4, 2011 – One American dies every 32 seconds of cardiovascular disease, disorders of the heart and blood vessels. Cardiac structure and flow information provided by echocardiographic testing is useful in the detection and management of many types of heart disease. This non-invasive test has become one of the standard diagnostic tools in cardiology with an estimated 10 million echocardiograms performed annually in the United States. Echocardiography is a complex imaging technique that relies on the experience and training of both the physician and sonographer. Their interpretive and technical abilities determine the diagnostic accuracy of an echocardiographic examination.
Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee is pleased to announce that is has been granted accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL). The ICAEL provides a peer review mechanism to recognize quality echocardiographic diagnostic evaluations such as those provided at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee. The national echocardiographic accreditation is just one more way in which Columbia St. Mary’s is providing exceptional and comprehensive cardiovascular services for the Ozaukee County community and beyond
Columbia St. Mary's Heart Care Program includes the finest medical experts, including renowned cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons who are pioneers, inventors and visionaries in the field of heart care. The facilities are state-of-the-art, including the very latest in medical technology for diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. A full range of cardiovascular services are available including open heart surgery, cardiac catheterization, peripheral vascular studies, nuclear testing, angioplasty, stress testing, pacemaker clinic, stent placement, electrophysiology studies, hypothermia therapy and more.