Echocardiography Laboratory Accredited by European Association

Laboratório de Ecocardiografia com Acreditação Europeia

As of January 31, 2011 the Echocardiography Laboratory of the Hospital da Luz is accredited by the European Association of Echocardiography for its key techniques:
  • Transthoracic Echocardiography
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Stress Echocardiography (overload and pharmacologic stress)
The European Association of Echocardiography was established in 2003 and was the first specialized association from the European Society of Cardiology. Since its inception, has become one of the largest and most active associations and a reference for several important initiatives in the area of cardiology, including:
  • The formulation of criteria for accreditation and certification.
  • The publication of a scientific journal (European Journal of Echocardiography)
  • The promotion of research and continued education via EUROECHO (the largest world congress on echocardiography).

The Echocardiography Laboratory at the Hospital da Luz is the first in Portugal to receive this European accreditation.