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Cardiac Testing Being Offered by KDMC at Jackson

Cardiac testing will be offered, beginning Dec. 11, at King’s Daughters Medical Specialties, 336 E. Main St., Jackson, Ohio.

King’s Daughters Medical Center (KDMC) is accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories and rated five stars in cardiac surgery by HealthGrades every year since 2007. Appointments at the Jackson location can be made by calling 740.288.7681. Physician order is required, but physican referral is not necessary – patients can self-refer to KDMC for cardiac testing.

Cardiac testing includes a range of tests patients may have when first diagnosed with heart disease, as follow-up procedures, or when having a checkup of the heart. The following cardiac testing procedures will be available:

Echocardiogram – ultrasound is used to examine the structure and function of the heart to diagnose abnormalities and disease

Carotid duplex – a measurement by ultrasound to examine for narrowing of the carotid arteries

Holter monitoring – a portable device that continuously records electrical activity of the heart, and can be worn by a patient during the course of daily activities for one to two days to help detect fleeting episodes of abnormal heart rhythms

EKG (electrocardiogram) – a non-invasive test to measure electrical activity of the heart by attaching electrodes to the skin

Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) – a measurement of blood pressure at the ankle to check for signs of peripheral artery disease (PAD)

In addition to cardiologists at Jackson Medical Specialties, healthcare providers at the facility include family physician Teresa Tenpenny, M.D., and nurse practitioner Kim Tolle. 

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