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Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Cardiology earns Nuclear Cardiology reaccreditation by IAC


Prince William Cardiology recognized for high-quality patient care in detecting life-threatening heart disorders

MANASSAS, Va. – Early detection of life-threatening heart disorders is made possible through nuclear cardiology procedures like those accredited and performed at Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Cardiology Manassas. Recently, the medical office was granted an additional three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in nuclear cardiology.

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the United States, according to the IAC. On average, they report one American dies every 39 seconds of cardiovascular disease — disorders of the heart and blood vessels. Many factors contribute to an accurate diagnosis of heart disorders, based on nuclear cardiology. Contributing to a positive patient outcome include the training and experience of the technologist performing the examination, the type of equipment used and the quality metrics each facility is required to measure.

“This important IAC accreditation is a ‘seal of approval’ that assures patients can rely on us to deliver consistent, high-quality treatment in the detection of heart disorders using nuclear cardiology,” said Dr. Michael Escano, a cardiologist at Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Cardiology. “Our team is dedicated to continuous improvement of our processes and care that support our mission to improve the health of our communities, one person at a time.”

IAC accreditation indicates that Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Cardiology Manassas has undergone an intensive application and review process and is in compliance with published standards. Comprised of a detailed self-evaluation followed by a thorough review by a panel of medical experts, the process assesses both the critical operational and technical components of the facility.

Posted on Monday, February 26, 2018
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