MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute has been recognized for 20 years of echocardiology accreditation through the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).
Along with reaccreditation in echocardiology, the IAC also recognized the WVU Heart and Vascular institute as one of more than 300 facilities to be selected as a recipient of its IAC Bronze Milestone Award. The award is part of the IAC’s tiered Accreditation Milestone Recognition Program to acknowledge premier facilities for demonstrating their continued commitment to quality patient care.
“We are proud to once again be reaccredited in echocardiology by the IAC,” Ramesh Daggubati, M.D., interim chief of Cardiology at the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, said. “Having accomplished this milestone is a testament to our staff’s commitment to providing high-quality patient care on a regular basis.”
Echocardiology is used to evaluate areas of the heart and can detect heart disease or signs of serious conditions. At the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, the cardiology team uses state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge non-invasive methods to diagnosis heart disease.
Advanced imaging technologies have dramatically improved the ability to detect and treat cardiovascular disease at an early stage. Patients who are at increased risk for heart disease, either because of genetics or lifestyle choices, are especially well served by today’s enhanced technology.
More than 2,800 facilities across the U.S. and Canada are currently accredited in Adult
or Pediatric Echocardiography accreditation by IAC Echocardiography, even though it is primarily a voluntary program and does not have a wide-scale reimbursement requirement.
For more information on the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, visit WVUMedicine.org/Heart.