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Published on November 30, 2017

Tidelands Heart and Vascular earns reaccreditation in nuclear cardiology

Tidelands Heart and Vascular in Pawleys Island has earned reaccreditation in nuclear cardiology, which is used to help diagnose and treat heart disease.

Nuclear cardiology uses non-invasive techniques to assess blood flow in and around the heart, evaluate the pumping function of the heart and identify the size and location of blockages.

The most common type of nuclear cardiology test, often referred to as a Hands holding heart“nuclear stress test,” uses imaging to detect the presence of normal, or abnormal, blood flow using radiotracers, a type of radioactive material typically injected into the bloodstream.

Blood flow is tracked when patients are at rest and as they exercise, or after they are given medication to simulate the stress of exercise.

Following a detailed self-evaluation and thorough review by a team of medical experts, the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission granted Tidelands Heart and Vascular a three-year reaccreditation in nuclear cardiology.

The accreditation is considered a “seal of approval” that patients can rely upon as an indicator of consistent quality of care and a dedication to continuous improvement, according to the commission.  

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