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American College of Cardiology President speaks on the quality of heart care for Maryland patients with an audio news release. The audio news release was picked up on 28 stations and networks in the media markets within Maryland and reached more than 350 thousand listeners.
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Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Fortunately, there have been great strides in treatments, but it is important that these treatments are tailored to individual patients. Recently there have been reports of the overuse of heart stents in several Maryland hospitals.
Dr. Ralph Brindis, president of the American College of Cardiology, discusses the continuing efforts to improve the quality of cardiovascular care in Maryland.
WE ARE WORKING TO ENSURE THAT ALL PATIENTS IN MARYLAND AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY CONTINUE TO RECEIVE THE HIGHEST QUALITY AND MOST PERSONALIZED CARE POSSIBLE AND THAT EVERY PATIENT IN NEED OF CARDIOVASCULAR CARE RECEIVES THE MOST APPROPRIATE TREATMENT AVAILABLE.
To date, the Maryland Chapter of the American College of Cardiology along with other industry leaders are working with state officials to advocate for the accreditation of catheterization labs, use of cardiovascular registries and other initiatives needed to improve the quality of cardiovascular care in Maryland. # # #
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About the American College of Cardiology:
The American College of Cardiology is transforming cardiovascular care and improving heart health through continuous quality improvement, patient-centered care, payment innovation and professionalism. The College is a 39,000-member nonprofit medical society comprised of physicians, surgeons, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists and practice managers, and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet its stringent qualifications. The College is a leader in the formulation of health policy, standards and guidelines, and is a staunch supporter of cardiovascular research. The ACC provides professional education and operates national registries for the measurement and improvement of quality care. More information about the association is available online at http://www.cardiosource.org/ACC.