Beverly Hospital’s Non-Invasive Peripheral Vascular Laboratory is pleased to announce that it has been granted a three-year re-accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in non-invasive Vascular Testing for Extracranial Cerebrovascular Testing, Peripheral Arterial Testing, and Peripheral Venous Testing.
“This accreditation signifies our commitment to provide quality non-invasive testing to detect cardiovascular diseases at early stages,” said K. Lawrence Cohen, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Vascular Laboratory Director at Beverly Hospital.
“Vascular disease is extremely common, especially as we age. Early detection of life-threatening heart disorders, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases may alert your physician to potentially severe disease and help you possibly avoid hospitalizations and more serious complications.”
“Being a certified non-invasive vascular lab documents our commitment to quality state-of-the-art care in this very important area of diagnosis,” he said.
Cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. On average, one American dies every 39 seconds of cardiovascular disease – disorders of the heart and blood vessels. Stroke, a disorder of the blood supply to the brain, is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the country with nearly 800,000 new strokes occurring annually.
Common vascular conditions evaluated in Beverly Hospital’s Non-Invasive Vascular Lab include:
- Carotid Artery Disease (Blood vessels to the brain)
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
There are many factors that contribute to an accurate diagnosis based on vascular testing. The training, experience and expertise of the highly qualified physicians and technologists performing the procedure, the type of equipment used and the quality assessment metrics each facility is required to measure, all contribute to a positive patient outcome. IAC accreditation is a “Seal of Approval” that patients can rely on as an indicator of consistent quality care by Beverly Hospital’s non-invasive vascular lab.