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Published on August 05, 2019

Moses Cone and Wesley Long Hospitals Earn Vascular Testing Reaccreditation

This screening capability allows for early detection of heart disorders, stroke and other diseases.

 

Cone Health’s Moses Cone Hospital and Wesley Long Hospital have both received reaccreditation for vascular testing. This means both hospitals meet the highest standards in being able to detect diseases such as heart disorders and stroke early. Early detection often leads to more effective treatment.

Cardiovascular diseases – disorders of the heart and blood vessels – are the main cause of death in the United States. Stroke is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability. Being able to detect these diseases quickly through vascular testing will result in better results for a huge number of patients each year.

In order for vascular testing to result in a correct diagnosis, many factors have to be in place. For example, the team performing the testing needs to be trained properly and the equipment needs to be working well. Receiving this reaccreditation means the hospitals have been thoroughly reviewed to ensure they are following the correct process in vascular testing and that equipment is functioning properly. 

The reaccreditation was given by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Vascular Testing in the area(s) of Peripheral Arterial Testing, Peripheral Venous Testing, and Extracranial Cerebrovascular Testing, and is valid for three years.

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