Steps to ensure your safety
Our COVID-19 response ensures that every person entering the hospital and clinics is screened for temperature and respiratory illness symptoms. Universal masking is in place for all patients, visitors, and employees. Exam rooms and waiting areas receive extra cleanings and we have created physical distancing between patients.
OUR CLINIC & TEAM
Our Cardiology team uses a comprehensive array of diagnostic tests to identify heart-related conditions and a variety of innovative procedures to treat them. Right here on the Peninsula. Our Stress Echo features new, state of the art Hillrom Equipment diagnostic tests include Exercise Tolerance Testing (ETT), Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE), Transthoracic Echocardiograms (TTE), Electrophysiology (device checks/device programming), Zio Patch XT (Long-Term Continuous Heart Monitor), and Zio Patch AT (Mobile Cardiac Telemetry Monitor-short term monitor)
Non-surgical options are safer and more effective than ever before. Board-certified cardiologists partner with St. Michaels Hospital in Silverdale to practice interventional cardiology, diagnostic cardiology, and electrophysiology. Together they offer more treatment choices and education for cardiovascular health so you can make informed care decisions. Cardioversions, TTE, and TEE Cardioversions are performed through outpatient surgery at Jefferson Healthcare.
An electrocardiogram reads the electrical activity of the heart and provides immediate results for viewing, for this reason, it is the basis for diagnosing heart problems.
Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)
A test that produces pictures of the heart. TEE uses high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to make detailed pictures of the heart and the arteries that lead to and from it. Unlike a standard echocardiogram, the echo transducer that produces the sound waves for TEE is attached to a thin tube that passes through the mouth, down the throat, and into the esophagus. Because the esophagus is so close to the upper chambers of the heart, very clear images of those heart structures and valves can be obtained.
Exercise stress test
Known as a “stress test” or a “treadmill test”, this service checks for changes in the heart during exercise. This exercise may also use nuclear medicine to detect symptoms.
Nuclear stress test
Nuclear stress tests use radioactive dye and imaging to create pictures mapping the blood flow to the heart when at rest and under exertion. This way areas with poor blood flow or damage in the heart are detected. A nuclear stress test is one of several types of stress tests that may be performed alone or in combination. Compared with an exercise stress test, a nuclear stress test can help better determine the risk of a heart attack or other cardiac event if a doctor knows or suspects coronary artery disease.
A cardioversion restores a normal heart rhythm in people with certain types of abnormal heartbeats (arrhythmias). Usually, a cardioversion is done by sending electric shocks to the heart through electrodes placed on the chest. It’s also possible to do cardioversion with medications.
The only hospital on the north Olympic Peninsula to offer a telemetry monitor with the ability to analyze and detect irregular heartbeats – automatically delivered to your home.
Monday – Thursday, 8am – 4pm
Medical Center, Cardiology Clinic, 2nd floor ESSB
Lindsay Dykes, clinic manager 360.385.2200 ext. 2613
(EKG, ECHO AND Stress ECG with Treadmill)
p) 360.385.2200 ext. 2100
Learn more about how expanded and enhanced services at Jefferson Healthcare provide convenient access to diagnose and treat a variety of heart conditions. Our board-certified cardiologists, care for heart patients every day – right here in Jefferson County.
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