Two Tennessee Hospitals Earn Electrophysiology Accreditation

Jul 16, 2022 at 12:21 am by pjeter

Methodist University Hospital and Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital are the only two hospitals in Tennessee, and are among about 30 nationwide, to receive procedural accreditation in electrophysiology from the American College of Cardiology for outstanding expertise in caring for arrhythmia patients.

“This accreditation reflects our unwavering commitment to diagnose and treat patients who suffer from cardiac issues,” said Anna Lopez, chief operating officer of Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital. “Participating in this rigorous evaluation process affirms the priority we place on patient safety and the world-class heart care we provide to patients across the Mid-South and beyond.”

Electrophysiology assesses heart patterns, including abnormal heart rhythms, or arrhythmias, which increase a person’s risk for stroke. One in 18 Americans experience heart arrhythmia, with 70 percent of people being between the ages of 65 and 85. Risk factors include advancing age, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and smoking. Treatment can include cardiac ablation and implantable devices like pacemakers and cardioverter defibrillators.

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