MILLVILLE CARDIAC LAB ACCREDITED BY ICAEL
South Jersey Cardiology,PC, one of South Jersey’s leading providers of cardiac care, announced that they now offer the Medtronic MyCareLink patient monitor system along with the revolutionary Reveal LINQ insertable wireless cardiac monitor. The practice also announced that they were reapproved by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission Echocardiography accreditation (IACEL) program for a three year term.
The Reveal LINQ is ideal for patients experiencing infrequent symptoms that require long-term monitoring or ongoing management. The tiny device is injected under the skin and allows Dr. Shapiro to monitor the patient’s heart rhythms for up to three years. This product is prescribed to patients with unexplained stroke or blackouts (syncope), or for recurring unexplained palpitations (arrhythmias).
MyCareLink is a remote monitoring system which allows devices to be monitored from home including the Reveal LINQ, pacemakers and defibrillators as recommended by Dr. Shapiro.
“It is important to embrace the latest medical technologies. MyCareLink and Reveal LINQ are critical advancements in cardiac care,” said Barry E. Shapiro, D.O., FACC, FACOI, of South Jersey Cardiology. “When you add the latest IACEL accreditation, we are striving to offer our patients the best available heart care in the region.”
Approximately 400,000 cardiac devices are implanted each year in the United States. Currently there are more than three million patients with implanted cardiac devices. Remote monitoring is proven to be safe and clinically effective for cardiac device patients. MyCareLink, now available at South Jersey Cardiology, offers a number of benefits:
Reduced time spent on routine clinic visits
Remote monitoring significantly reduces in-office visits, saving patients time and money.
Reduced ER visits
Remotely monitored heart failure patients are 35% less likely to visit an emergency room.
Reduced length of stay
Remotely monitored patients averaged an 18% shorter hospital stay.
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The purpose of the IAC Echocardiography accreditation program is to ensure high quality patient care and to promote health care by providing a mechanism to encourage and recognize the provision of quality echocardiographic diagnostic evaluations by a process of accreditation.
Through the accreditation process, facilities assess every aspect of daily operation and its impact on the quality of health care provided to patients. While completing the accreditation application, facilities often identify and correct potential problems, revising protocols and validating quality assurance programs. Because accreditation is renewed every three years, a long-term commitment to quality and self-assessment is developed and maintained.
About Barry E. Shapiro, D.O., FACC, FACOI
Dr. Barry Shapiro has been a leading provider of cardiac care in Cumberland County for over 25 years. He is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine in both Internal Medicine and Cardiology and he is board certified in Nuclear Cardiology by the Certifying Board of Nuclear Cardiologists. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine for the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. He currently serves as Program Director for the Rowan/Inspira Internal Medicine Residency and has been involved with teaching residents for many years.
His education includes a fellowship in cardiology at the Graduate Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Shapiro was a member of the Physician’s Advisory Board and the former Chairman of the System Critical Care Committee for Inspira atlantic drugs online pharmacy Medical Center Vineland. Other organizations include: Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists, Member of American Society of Echocardiography, and American Society of Nuclear Cardiology with NRC Certification. Dr. Shapiro also spent several years as Chairman of the Department of Cardiology at Millville Hospital.
About South Jersey Cardiology
South Jersey Cardiology, P.C. in Millville is one of the region’s leading cardiology practices specializing in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all forms of cardiovascular disease. South Jersey Cardiology, P.C. is led by Barry E. Shapiro, D.O., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.O.I., a member of the South Jersey Healthcare medical staff, the Physician’s Advisory Committee and chairman of the System Critical Care Committee. He is triple-board certified in cardiology, nuclear cardiology and internal medicine. For more information, please call 856-293-7466 or visit www.sjcardiology.com.
Millville, NJ | September 28, 2015