Heart Program’s Cath Lab Receives National Recognition

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center was honored this year as one of only two hospitals in the United States to hold the distinction of Cath Lab Accreditation with PCI from the American College of Cardiology (ACC). The ACC awarded the accreditation after a rigorous on-site study of the hospital’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients.

The cardiac catheterization lab uses multiple techniques to offer heart patients high-quality results with little to no recovery time. One type of minimally invasive approach involves cardiac catheterization, which uses a long, thin tube, or catheter, to diagnose or treat heart conditions. Another option involves percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), also referred to as coronary angioplasty. This nonsurgical procedure opens coronary arteries with a balloon to relieve symptoms of heart disease or reduce heart attack damage.

“We are honored to be recognized by the American College of Cardiology for the work being done in Shady Grove’s cath lab,” said Vice President Mary Greenberg, who oversees the hospital’s cardiac program. “This certification represents our cardiac team’s commitment to providing the best care for our patients so they have the best outcomes.”

Adventist HealthCare Imaging Opens New Office

Adventist HealthCare Imaging welcomes the former Precision Imaging in North Bethesda as its newest location.

The office, now called Adventist HealthCare Imaging, has served the community with high-quality care since 2003. As part of Adventist HealthCare, the facility offers patients benefits such as new equipment, updated space and specialized imaging services including PET/CT and MRI.

“We are committed to providing the community with expert care and the latest technology that will help patients on their journey to better health,” said Roberto Soto, MD, radiologist with Adventist HealthCare Imaging in North Bethesda.

Dance Your Way to Health!

Take the work out of your workout with Adventist HealthCare’s FREE Zumba class. Join us each Tuesday from 7–8 p.m. on the Fountain Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring. Zumba is a fun, low-impact cardiovascular activity for people of all ages and fitness levels. Classes begin in May and continue through September, as weather permits. Please bring water to stay hydrated. No registration necessary.

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