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Published on June 25, 2018

Cone Health Recognized for Treatment of Stroke and A-fib

The recognitions verify that Cone Health uses the latest research in caring for these patients.

The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

Get with the Guidelines 2018

The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment based on the latest science.

This marks the fourth consecutive year that Cone Health has received the award. According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States.

Cone Health Heart and Vascular Center has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-AFIB Gold Quality Achievement Award. This is for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association to help patients with atrial fibrillation.

Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat that can lead to stroke and other complications. According to the American Heart Association, more than 2.7 million adults suffer from atrial fibrillation. The condition accounts for about one-third of hospitalizations for cardiac rhythm disturbance and is associated with a five-fold increased risk of stroke.

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