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Mon Health Medical Center First Hospital in WV to Earn AFib Accreditation by American College of Cardiology

Posted Date: 12/31/2019
Mon Health Medical Center has been nationally recognized by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) as the first hospital in West Virginia to earn an Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) with Electrophysiology Services (EPS) Accreditation for its expertise and commitment to treating patients with AFib.

AFib is a heart arrhythmia characterized by an irregular, rapid heartbeat. Left untreated, the condition can increase a person’s risk of stroke and other life-threatening complications. Facilities earning the accreditation must undergo a rigorous evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with AFib. In addition to managing the condition, accredited entities must also offer full electrophysiology and surgical services.

Mon Health Medical Center is the only nationally recognized accredited AFib program in the state,” explained Robert Hull, Mon Health Medical Center’s Director of Electrophysiology.

“Our mission is to provide each patient with individualized, comprehensive AFib care for life. This includes care at home, as an outpatient and care through our emergency departments and throughout our system hospitals.”

The Mon Health Heart & Vascular team of physicians and nurses emphasize modification of risk factors that greatly reduce the progression of AFib and offer the highest quality cutting edge technologies to improve life with AFib. This includes catheter ablation for rhythm control and Watchman implantation for stroke prevention. If needed, advanced surgical options are available.

“This accreditation is a powerful testament to our commitment to quality cardiac care for our patients,” said Dr. Bradford Warden, Executive Director of the Mon Health Heart and Vascular Center. “We are honored by this acknowledgment of the highest AFib care that we provide for our patients and are proud of the entire electrophysiology team headed by Dr. Robert Hull. Innovative care provided in a patient-centered environment.”

The ACC offers U.S. and international hospitals like Mon Heath cardiac accreditation services designed to optimize patient outcomes and improve hospital performance. These services are focused on all aspects of cardiac care, including AFib.

To learn more about the Mon Health Heart & Vascular Center, visit monhealth.com/main/heart-and-vascular-care. 
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