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Cardiology Transcription

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Cardiology transcription is a specialized record of medical transcription that deals with creation, transfer and storage of vascular health records of a particular patient. When a patient visits hospital or healthcare facility, the doctor, after proper diagnosis, dictates all observations and records them in a recording device. 

This recorded voice is sent to a transcriptionist, who converts it into a computer text file. The text file is sent back to the doctor, who can now easily store it in his or her computer and retrieve it easily, whenever needed during the course of treatment.

The transcriptionist should be well versed in cardiac terminology and have good knowledge about the cardiovascular system of the body so that he or she can easily understand the dictation and convert it into an error free, electronic text. When it comes to cardiology transcription, following types of medical reports are generally, transcribed:

MUGA scan – It is known as Multi Gated Acquisition Scan and uses a radioactive marker to study the cardiac cycle of the patient in form of images taken from a gamma camera.
Echocardiogram – Sonar technology is used to create real time three or two dimensional images of the heart to study cardiovascular diseases.
  1. Ultrasound Imaging – Ultrasound waves are used to create the images of heart and blood vessels to study cardiovascular diseases.
  2. Cardiac Stress test- The cardiac pumping capacity and flow of arterial blood to the heart is noted during a treadmill test.
  3. Holter Monitoring – The electrical signals from the heart are continuously noted through series of electrodes placed on the chest. This is used to observe the heart condition, when round-the-clock monitoring is necessary.
  4. Carotid Duplex – Ultrasound waves are used to study blood flow through Carotid arteries and check for blood clots, blockages or built up plaque, inside the artery.
  5. Pacemaker Evaluations – The pacemaker evaluation is done to know about the effect of the pacemaker to correct slow or fast heartbeat and as an aid to the heart after cardiac operation.
Cardiology transcription aids the cardiologist to keep a systematic medical record of patient’s heart condition. This information is protected by the HIPAA regulations. The transcription service provider follows the stringent HIPAA laws when the confidential vascular health information of the patient is either stored or exchanged between doctor and transcriptionist. 

The transcribed report offers the doctor a valuable feedback during the course of cardiac treatment and makes it easy for them to prescribe the right medication or procedure so that patient recovers completely from the heart disease.

Cardiology Transcription assists a cardiac surgeons and doctors to treat heart patients successfully by providing them crucial vascular health data, whenever needed the most for treatments.


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