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EMMC Family Medicine is currently accepting new patients in many of its practices.
Last June, Robert Nichols of Waterville was playing a round of golf, just like he had done hundreds of times before. But something was different this time. When he got to the fifth hole, his chest began to hurt, and he just wasn’t feeling well. Robert was having a heart attack.
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(Bangor, Maine) – Every 39 seconds, someone in the United States dies from cardiovascular disease. One of the ways to ensure that people can receive the most accurate information about their heart and blood vessels is by visiting a lab that adheres to the top standards in the industry. Being accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Vascular Testing indicates a “seal of approval” that the facility has been carefully critiqued by medical experts in the field of vascular testing.
Eastern Maine Medical Center’s vascular laboratory was recently awarded a three year accreditation from the IAC.
“After months of rigorous preparations, standardizing protocols, streamlining diagnostic criteria, and educating techs, we are extremely proud of this accomplishment,” says Ashley Robertson, MD, lead physician, EMMC Vascular Care. “We are more prepared than ever to help EMMC’s patients detect possible problems early on and help prevent heart attacks and strokes.”
Accreditation by the IAC means that the vascular lab has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. The IAC grants accreditation only to those facilities that provide quality patient care, in compliance with national standards, through a comprehensive application process including detailed case study review.
Vascular testing procedures promote early detection of life threatening heart disorders, stroke, and other diseases. They provide non-invasive testing and interpretation that can lead to preventive measures, such as seeking out blood clots in very small veins and finding problems with arteries that could become chronic or fatal.
“All eight members of our lab are certified as registered vascular technologists, which means we are able to provide the highest level of vascular testing and interpretation to patients north of Augusta,” says Chris Willis, RVT, coordinator, vascular laboratory.
EMMC’s lab is one of only three hospitals in Maine to achieve accreditation in all four areas of vascular testing: peripheral arterial testing, extracranial cerebrovascular testing, visceral vascular testing, and peripheral venous testing.