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Beginning July 13, Echocardiography services will be expanded at South Bruce Grey Health Centre’s Kincardine and Walkerton sites to include contrast examinations.

 

A contrast echocardiogram is an ultrasound examination of the heart, where a contrast agent is injected into the blood stream to allow for a more detailed assessment of cardiac function.

 

This service is not currently provided in the Grey Bruce region, requiring patients to travel to larger centers to have this examination.

 

Bringing this service to South Bruce Grey Health Centre has been made possible through collaboration with the organization’s Diagnostic Imaging Department, the Kincardine Family Health Team and the London Health Sciences Centre Cardiology team.

 

Earlier this year, South Bruce Grey Health Centre launched a Cardiology Clinic at the Kincardine hospital in partnership with the London Cardiac Institute and London Health Sciences Centre. General Cardiologists, as well as subspecialty Cardiologists with expertise in Electrophysiology, Interventional Cardiology and Heart Failure, are now seeing patients on a weekly basis in Kincardine.

 

“Kincardine is quickly becoming a cardiac hub for the region,” explains Paul Rosebush, President and CEO. “Being able to offer these specialized services right here in our communities provides a better experience for our patients and ultimately improves outcomes.”

 

 

Photo L-R: Dr. Gerard Shoemaker - Cardiologist, Mike Read - Echosonographer

 

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