New Chest Pain Center certifications offered to Middle East hospitals
The American Heart Association and the Emirates Cardiac Society, a non-profit focused on cardiology, launched a new program that provides Chest Pain Center certifications to hospitals in the Middle East, according to a press release.
The program is intended to improve outcomes in patients with CVD by providing certified care to patients with STEMI. To obtain certification, hospitals will need to adhere to the latest guidelines, which improves patient care, the organizations stated in the release.
According to the AHA press release, hospitals that are certified as Chest Pain Centers will be recognized by AHA and the Emirates Cardiac Society. Additionally, the organization intends to give certified hospitals the opportunity to participate in research, along with specialized education for their health care workers.
“Participation in this certification benefits both the health care facility and patients by implementing standards that reflect decades of science and clinical expertise,” Mitchell S. V. Elkind, MD, MS, FAHA, FAAN, president of the AHA, said in the release. “Working with the Emirates Cardiac Society to expand health care facility certification supports the impact the American Heart Association seeks to make for patients in the Middle East.”