CRITERIA FOR GRADING - STRESS ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY

Standard

  • Designated Head of Stress Echocardiography with BSE TTE accreditation
  • Head maintains CME for stress echo
  • Audit of results against angiography or other independent standard
  • More than 100 studies each year per reporting operator
  • Patient information leaflet sent out
  • Machine capable of changing MI and with digital stress echo package
  • Studies performed by at least two people. At least one must have ILS or equivalent
  • If a doctor is not present they must be immediately available
  • Blood pool contrast available
  • Machine with 2nd harmonic imaging
  • Resuscitation facilities readily available