At CardioSolution, we are committed to helping your organization provide the best possible cardiology care to your community. We know that providing timely, high-quality care is critical to patients who are experiencing cardiac distress.
Facilities who partner with CardioSolution not only increase their community’s access to cardiac services, they decrease the time it takes for patients to get critical treatment. The average door-to-balloon time for our programs is 47 minutes, which is significantly lower than the ACC-recommended 90 minutes.
First Medical Contact to Balloon Time
The ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction recommends a first medical contact to device time of 90 minutes or less for a patient experiencing cardiac distress. This means that upon calling 9-1-1, a patient should be picked up by EMS, transported to the hospital, and treated by an interventionalist within an hour and a half.
Our team members understand that time is tissue and we’ll do whatever it takes to keep your FMC to Balloon Time under the 90 minute threshold necessary to allow for the best possible outcomes.
Prior to launching a new cardiology program, our operations team works closely with hospital staff, local EMS providers, and primary care physicians to establish transport policies, best practices, and transfer agreements for cases requiring surgical backup. Once those measures are in place, our implementation experts will take all essential staff members and EMS personnel through a trial run to ensure accuracy and efficiency.
Quality Cardiology Care
The ACCF/AHA/SCAI Statement on Clinical Competence recommends that interventional cardiologists perform a minimum of 50 PCIs per year (averaged over 2 years) in order to maintain clinical competency. Additionally, the SCAI has recommended that initial operators at a facility without onsite surgery should have a lifetime experience of >500 PCIs post-fellowship.
When you partner with CardioSolution, we search, screen, and select only the most experienced cardiologists. When looking at candidates for a program, the ACCF/AHA/SCAI recommendations are the first criteria our recruiters look for, along with any clinical competencies required by state regulations. All of our candidates are put through a rigorous screening process, including an interview with our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Lou Vadlamani, to ensure that they are qualified and that they will be a good fit for the needs of the hospital and the community.
If you would like more information on how a partnership with CardioSolution can help to improve quality at your hospital, you can fill out the form below or reach out to us directly by calling 866-755-7519 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.