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Venous Thromboembolism Excellence Program at Mon Health Heart & Vascular Center

Posted Date: 3/30/2023
Venous Thromboembolism Excellence Program at Mon Health Heart & Vascular Center
Mon Health Heart & Vascular Center continues to prioritize the cardiac and vascular care of the communities they serve by participating in the Venous Thromboembolism Excellence Program with Inari Medical.

Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) is a condition that occurs when a blood clot forms in a vein, and it can include deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Deep vein thrombosis occurs when a blood clot forms in a deep vein, usually in the lower leg, thigh, or pelvis, and pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood clot breaks loose and travels through the bloodstream to the lungs.

The VTE Excellence Program is designed to expand efforts to improve VTE care and meant to make a difference in patient identification, triage, treatment, and follow-up.

“With our current technology, we are able to take a patient with a large pulmonary embolism and significantly elevated pulmonary artery pressure requiring significant amount of supplemental oxygen, to normal pressures and minimal to no oxygen supplementation in a very short period of time with a low risk, high gain procedure,” said Dr. Wissam Gharib, Director of Structural Heart at Mon Health Heart and Vascular Center.

For patients with VTE, prompt treatment is essential to prevent serious complications. When VTE patients arrive in the Emergency Department, the program has established a clear way to identify and triage patients who should receive consultation, allowing for a quick and easy referral to interventionalists.

Once processes are in place, Inari Medical assists in providing education for employees about the disease state, latest treatment options, and follow-up protocol for the patient.

These efforts have resulted in a greater number of patients receiving treatment beyond conservative therapy with improvement in patient outcomes, such as morality and length of stay.

To learn more about Mon Health Heart & Vascular Center, visit MonHealth.com/Heart.
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