Edward Hospital’s cardiodiagnostics department has earned a three-year reaccreditation in adult transthoracic and adult stress echocardiography from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).
Echocardiography is one form of testing the cardiodiagnostics department uses to assess different areas of the heart and can detect heart disease or signs of serious conditions. In addition, other cardiodiagnostic procedures like stress testing, nuclear stress tests, EKGs and peripheral vascular exams are used to detect cardiovascular disease – disorders of the heart and blood vessels – which are the number one cause of death in the U.S. According to the American Heart Association, more than 2,150 Americans die each day from cardiovascular disease – about one person every 40 seconds.
Accreditation by the IAC demonstrates Edward’s ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care in echocardiography and confirms that Edward has undergone an intensive application and review process, including a detailed self-evaluation and thorough review by a panel of medical experts, that showed Edward to be in compliance with published standards.
The IAC provides accreditation programs for vascular testing, echocardiography, nuclear/PET, MRI, diagnostic CT, dental CT, carotid stenting, vein treatment and management, cardiac electrophysiology and cardiovascular catheterization.
For more information about cardiac care at Edward Hospital and Edward-Elmhurst Health, visit www.eehealth.org/services/heart-vascular