Saturday, March 06, 2021

What are some of the key advances in cardiac care (treatments) offered by your hospital? How are you addressing the causes of heart disease through preventive care and screenings?

Englewood Health is dedicated to providing an individualized approach for those with cardiac conditions by consistently evaluating best practices across the country to improve and elevate the standard of care. The health system’s Centers of Excellence focus on preventing coronary artery disease, providing early intervention for arrhythmia management and offering the latest technology for treating structural heart disease and aortic disease. When evaluating patients and tailoring their care plans, the cardiology team uses innovative diagnostic and treatment options including the Watchman™ and MitraClip® devices, and offers the latest in surgical and nonsurgical techniques, including minimally invasive procedures such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). As part of a strategic planning initiative, a team was commissioned to analyze techniques for minimizing congestive heart failure readmissions. This includes making sure each patient leaves the hospital with an appointment to see a cardiologist; managing care to ensure the patient remains stable after an acute episode; providing the patient with self-monitoring tools and practices to facilitate recovery, such as the use of integrative medicine, advocating for rehabilitation to improve long-term quality of life and coordinating the continuum of care to encourage and enable lifestyle changes that prevent recurrence.

Samuel Suede, MD is the chief of cardiology at Englewood Health.