UnityPoint Clinic Pediatric Cardiology Clinic Earns Pediatric Echocardiography Accreditation
UnityPoint Clinic Pediatric Cardiology Clinic in Cedar Rapids has been granted a three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Echocardiography in Pediatric Transthoracic.
IAC accreditation indicates UnityPoint Clinic Pediatric Cardiology has gone undergone an intensive application and review process and identified as following published standards and demonstrates a commitment to quality patient care in echocardiography.
“This accreditation from the IAC is proof of our commitment to high standards and striving for excellence,” said Dilli Bhrutel, MD, UnityPoint Clinic Pediatric Cardiologist. “As an accredited pediatric echocardiography lab, UnityPoint Clinic Pediatric Cardiology is able to provide a pediatric friendly environment for our patients as well as significant cost savings with the highest quality office-based echocardiograms.”
Echocardiograms are commonly used to evaluate heart structure and function. Each year more than 35,000 infants in the United States are born with congenital heart defects, making it the most common type of birth defect. It is also the most critical, as congenital heart defects cause more deaths during the first year of life than any other birth defect. Over the past few decades, however, diagnosis and treatment has improved, allowing almost all affected children to not only grow into adulthood, but to thrive.
There are many factors that contribute to the accurate diagnosis based on echocardiography. The training and experience of the sonographer 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.