Diagnostic aids

Currently the Clinica Cardio AT It has an outpatient service where non-invasive cardiovascular diagnostic aids such as Echocardiography are performed., stress tests, holter electrocardiographic monitoring, blood pressure monitoring and everything related to vascular laboratory for adult and pediatric patients, We provide humanized care, reliable and professional for carrying out diagnostic studies. We have high quality standards, security and we are at the forefront with technology, our attention is focused on the needs of the human being.
We have a group of specialists trained to provide an excellent quality service.

All diagnostic aids and procedures are located at the main headquarters of the Clinic, at the headquarters of Ciudad del Río they specify which ones are offered:

Non-invasive diagnostic aids / Procedure at headquarters RIVER CITY

Adult Transthoracic Echocardiography




Holter monitoring of 24, 48 and 72 hours


Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring


foam sclerotherapy


Pulmonary function laboratory


  1. Diffusing capacity with carbon monoxide (DLCO).
  2. Spirometry or volume flow curve before and/or after bronchodilators.
  3. Spirometry or simple volume flow curve.
  4. Respiratory muscle strength measurement (PIM-PEM).
  5. Integrated cardio-pulmonary exercise test (ergoespirometría-ergoes).
  6. Airway resistance by simple plethysmography.
  7. Maximal voluntary ventilation
  8. volumes. lung by plethysmography pre and post bronchodilators.
  9. Measurement of exhaled fraction of nitric oxide

Appointment request for bronchoscopy and cardiopulmonary exercise test:

For the bronchoscopy scheduling We ask you to send the following documents to the email citaneumologia@vid.org.co:

*Clinical history of the consultation where the test was ordered

*Reading of the last CT or Chest X-ray

*Medical order

*Insurer Authorization

If you have any concerns, you can contact us at telephone 3227090 ext. 4336

For the Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test programming We ask you to send the following documents to the email citaneumologia@vid.org.co:

*Clinical history of the consultation where the test was ordered

*Medical order

*Insurer Authorization

If you have any concerns, you can contact us at telephone 3227090 ext. 4336

Diagnostic Imaging

In radiology VID Cardio Clinic, offer the following services:

* Conventional radiology (TAC, X-ray, Ultrasonography)

* Ultrasound conventional body, soft tissues obstetric and gynecological. Also transrectal and transvaginal ultrasound.

* Multidetector CT and conventional angiotomografías.

* Virtual Colonoscopy: colonoscopy by CT

* Angiotomografías coronary artery and study of coronary artery calcifications are made (Score de football).

* CT guided interventional procedures.

  • * Studies under body fluoroscopy to the upper digestive tract, procedures and lower guides.
Schedule: From Monday to Friday 7:00 a 5:00 p.m. Phone: (574) 445 41 70

Clinical Laboratory

Clinical Laboratory We have a high level of complexity which underpins, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all healthcare services Clinic, Outpatient, hospital, surgical, Doctors, etc.

The laboratory provides services in the areas of Hematology, Coagulation, Arterial Gases, Microbiology, Microscopy, Parasitology, Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis.

Clinical Laboratory322 7090 ext. 4159 -4160From Monday to Friday 6.30 a.m. a 4:30 p.m. Saturdays 7:00 a 11:00 a.m.


It is a fundamental diagnostic test that provides a moving picture of the heart. Ultrasonically, echocardiography provides information on how, the size and strength of heart, motion and wall thickness and operation of its valves.

  1. transthoracic echocardiography.
  2. 3D transthoracic echocardiography.
  3. transesophageal echocardiography
  4. Stress echocardiography with exercise and with dobutamine
  5. Stress Testing
Adult Echocardiography

The service adult echocardiography has high technology for noninvasive diagnosis cardiovascular. Practice transthoracic echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography with exercise stress echocardiography, pharmacological stress echocardiography and intraoperative echocardiography.

Schedule: 7:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m.

Phone dating: (+57) 604 445 23 00

Stress Testing

The stress test is a test used to evaluate the cardiovascular response to physical activity, which can provide useful diagnostic information, prognosis and management of patients with coronary heart disease or other cardiovascular diseases; further, determines the functional capacity and provides basic information for exercise prescription.

It is a noninvasive diagnostic method that is done exercising on a treadmill or on a bicycle, connected to an electrocardiographic monitor, which allows to observe dynamic changes in the electrocardiogram. In our service the test is done using treadmill.


In this service the diagnosis of arrhythmias is done through long-term electrocardiography. According to the patient, Holter studies are performed 24, 48 the 72 hours; of 5 and 7 day and event monitoring 7 days.

It is composed of a multidisciplinary group involved 2 electrophysiologists adult, 1 pediatric electrophysiologist, 2 professional nurses, 2 nursing assistants and 1 secretary.

It has the ability to perform 35 studies 24 hours daily and 5 of 7 days a week, allowing us to be very agile at the time of the extra requests and offer early delivery of results, managing to be efficient and timely.

The service has the strength Holter availability and agility in results, giving priority attention through early communication with the patient in cases that warrant urgent treatment.


  • Holter of 24 – 48 hours of 3 and 12 derivatives
  • Long-term Holter 3 – 5 – 7/14 days
  • Non-Implantable Event Monitor



Holter 24 – 48 hrs

Does not require informed consent.

Does not require fasting.

You must have a medical order and authorization up to date addressed to the clinic.

Must bring medical history.

You must bring the list of the medications you take.

Must come with dark and wide shirt.

If it is hairy, the chest should be shaved beforehand.

Do not have tests that alter the adequate Holter recording in the 24 hrs after installation as: echocardiograms, stress tests, walks or resonances.

Does not require informed consent.

Does not require fasting.

You must have a medical order and authorization in the system.

It coordinates with the service to go to install it, previously knowing the conditions of the patient: hemodynamic status, isolation, invasions and pending procedures..

Long-term Holter

( 3 – 5 – 7 days)

event monitor


  • If you are a minor or older adult, you must come with a companion of legal age or primary caregiver to receive all the information.

vascular laboratory

Peripheral Vascular Laboratory

The peripheral vascular lab is a support service for the diagnosis of diseases of the peripheral circulatory system which comprises the movement that is not the heart or brain, but that is part of the system.

Tests conducted to assess, not only the function, but artery anatomy, veins and lymphatics in the head, abdomen and upper and lower extremities.

Referral to this service is indicated for the diagnosis of peripheral vascular disease, as well as for screening in patients with cardiovascular disease and monitoring procedures of surgical revascularization or percutaneous, using plethysmography and arterial vascular ultrasound Doppler tool: In recent 4 years there have been more than 8.000 annual studies.

• Types of studies: venous or arterial duplex upper and lower extremities and neck. • Pletismografía arterial. • arterial plethysmography maneuvers of thoracic outlet. • Doppler transcraneano. • Color Doppler aortic, renal arteries, iliac, mesentéricas, inter.

Schedule: 7:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m. Phone dating: (57) 604 445 23 00

  1. Plethysmography of arterial vessels in the lower limbs
  2. Plethysmography of arterial vessels in the upper limbs
  3. Extremities venous or arterial plethysmography
  4. Arterial plethysmography of the lower limbs post exercise
  5. Measurement of segmental pressures and arterial indices with Doppler
  6. Doppler ultrasound of neck vessels
  7. Doppler ultrasound of venous vessels of lower limbs
  8. Doppler ultrasound of venous vessels of lower limbs (deep vein thrombosis study)
  9. Doppler ultrasound of venous vessels of the upper limbs
  10. Doppler ultrasound of upper limb arterial vessels
  11. Doppler ultrasound of lower limb arterial vessels
  12. Doppler ultrasound of renal arteries
  13. Doppler ultrasound of the vena cava
  14. Doppler ultrasound of mesenteric arteries
  15. Transcranial Doppler ultrasound
  16. Abdominal aortic Doppler ultrasound
  17. Sclerosing agent injection (sclerotherapy)




abdominal vessels: abdominal aorta and iliac arteries

Smock with front opening

low residue diet 24 hours before the exam (do not consume milk or derivatives, cheese, question, yogurt, salads, fruit, whole grain cereals like beans, lentils, chickpeas, vetch)

If you are diabetic, you can consume 4 hours before an aromatic and 2 salt crackers.

In case you need to take medication, do it with little water.

renal arteries and veins

Superior mesenteric artery and celiac trunk

Inferior vena cava and iliac vessels

portal circulation

Renal artery triplex

On the day of the exam, do not eat dairy or soft drinks.

requires fasting 6 hours.

Superior mesenteric artery triplex, celiac trunk y door

transplanted kidney

Upper limb venous or arterial duplex

Remove shirt and bra

Smock with front opening

Does not apply

Venous or arterial duplex of the lower limbs

Remove pants, Shoes and socks

Smock with front opening

Arterial plethysmography of the lower limbs

Remove pants, Shoes and socks

Smock with front opening

If it is with exercise, must come with comfortable clothes and shoes.

Plethysmography with sympathetic activity test

– The patient must come with a companion

The patient should be given 30 ml of brandy in the service

You must bring water or juice to pass the aguardiente

You must bring the authorization of said exam, since it is NOT POS, only the medical order does not work, but if you have to bring it (the medical order) where the examination and clinical history were requested.


· In those under 1 year fasting is not required

· Patients with ulcers or wounds: they must bring the wound covered but without bandage.

  • When an examination is to be performed on a hospitalized patient, the referring service must report the patient's conditions: Wheelchair, camilla, high risk of falls, probes, neurological deficit, hemodynamic status, isolation, inter alia.

MAP service 24 hours

  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring ABPM by 24 hours

Patient Preparation:

  • Does not require informed consent.
  • Does not require fasting.
  • You must have a medical order and authorization up to date addressed to the clinic.
  • Must bring medical history.
  • You must bring the list of antihypertensive medications you take (You should not stop the usual medication, except as directed by the treating physician.)
  • It must come with a comfortable shirt and that the sleeves are short and wide.

Electrophysiology Service

The VID Cardio Clinic has a highly specialized service electrophysiology. It consists of three specialists in electrophysiology, two of them for the adult patient and one for the patient cardiopediátrico (second in the country with this specialty). All highly qualified and experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders and all its complications.

Patients are seen on several fronts:

• Outpatient specialized, the largest volume in the city, social insurance for patients (EPS) and voluntary (Prepaid medicine and Policies). There it is done well, review and reprogramming (in if necessary) devices (pacemaker, etc.) previously implanted.

• Interventional procedures in the hemodynamics laboratory: implant devices such as pacemakers, cardiodesfibriladores, cardiorresincronizadores, all equipped with the latest technology available in the world, as the possibility of remote monitoring, support nuclear magnetic resonance, etc. This allows greater safety and comfort for the patient.

We also have the possibility of implanting monitoring devices arrhythmias medium and long term (Event Monitor), which can last up to three months and implanted subcutaneously (under the skin) or a special monitoring patch, It is allowing greater mobility and tranquility for patients. Additionally it has high-tech equipment (Carto y Ensite) for mapping and ablation of arrhythmias, i.e., detection and treatment of heart rhythm disorders. This treatment can be performed under heat (radiofrequency) or cold (cryoablation), depending on the location of the damage to the heart and the characteristics of each patient, always ensuring greater security and minimizing procedure time and the risk of complications.

Hemodynamics service has 4 angiograms next generation, including a biplane (It works with two tubes rather than one, as usual), allowing shorter exposure time to radiation and the realization of more complex cases.

• Holter monitoring: It involves placing patches connected to a device that measures the frequency of arrhythmias in patients, up to a month, if necessary. They are played by the team of electrophysiologists, including studies in children.

• Tilt table test (Tilt Test): is used to study the changes that occur in blood pressure and heart rate during prolonged standing position. Indicated, fundamentally, for the study of patients with fainting (syncope), with sense of impending faint but present, and the study of other disorders of the autonomic nervous system. permanently monitored by the electrophysiologist doctor.

Schedule: 7:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m.

Phone dating: (57) 604 445 23 00


An electrocardiogram is a simple and quick procedure that records the electrical activity of the heart. It is used to measure the rate and regularity of heartbeats, and the size and position of the atria and ventricles, any damage to the heart and the effects that drugs have on it.

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