Welcome to Columbia Cardiology. Dr. David Jackson is board-certified in Cardiology with extensive experience in all aspects of cardiovascular disease. Our office provides high quality on-site cardiac stress testing and cardiac ultrasound testing. Our Vascular lab features lower extremity arterial physiologic testing (such as ankle-brachial index) and duplex ultrasound imaging, abdominal aortic ultrasound imaging, and lower extremity venous studies for deep venous thrombosis. All of our testing is performed by certified Vascular and Cardiac Ultrasound technicians.
The purpose of these tests will vary according to the individual patient. Both are used for screening for heart disease, evaluating irregular heart beats, measuring exercise capacity, monitoring blood pressure response to exercise, evaluating the effectiveness of medications, and for objectively following patients with known heart disease. Depending on which test your physician has ordered, here are links to patient instructions and authorization forms for each: Cardiac Stress Test Instructions and Patient Authorization form. Echo Stress Test Instructions and Patient Authorization form.
Are you at risk of heart disease or stroke? Do you smoke, have diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or family history of heart disease? We now offer Carotid Intima-Media Thickness (CIMT) testing to help assess your risk. It is quick, pain-free, and appropriate for patients aged 40-70 years without prior history of coronary artery disease, stroke, or peripheral arterial disease. Cost is $70 (not covered by insurance). Please call us to see if this test is right for you.
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