International Chest Pain Certification

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Worldwide, heart disease remains the leading cause of death

When someone suffers a heart attack, time is critical. Hospitals and healthcare providers need to be prepared to coordinate care quickly and efficiently. The AHA developed Chest Pain Center Certification to help hospitals create an integrated and collaborative approach to cardiovascular care. The program is intended to improve outcomes in patients with Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) by providing certified care to patients with STEMI and Non-STEMI.

Certification program help hospitals establish and improve coordinated systems of care across settings regarding standardize assessment, identification, monitoring, management, and performance improvement for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and Non-STEMI care.

Certification ensures continuous and effective quality improvement in cardiovascular care, improving outcomes and survival from cardiovascular disease in your community, reducing errors and helping your hospital stand out.

An impact as high as the achievement

A Primary or Comprehensive Chest-Pain Certified hospital can expect

  • Integration of cardiovascular care delivery across service lines
  • Improvement in your population’s health with awareness and prevention efforts
  • Alignment with best practices to improve efficiency, improving clinical and financial outcomes
  • Better outcomes for cardiac patients, using a systemized, evidence-based approach
  • Identification of gaps to reduce variations in care
  • Alignment with industry leaders in cardiovascular care
  • Ongoing support from AHA and ECS, brands consumers recognize and trust

The AHA and ECS collaboration

Here’s how we are working with the Emirates Cardiac Society (ECS) to improve cardiac systems of care in the region.

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How We Support The Certification Process

We're with you every step of the way, providing:

  • Tools and resources
  • Educational opportunities
  • Individualized assistance from program representatives
  • AHA Healthcare Certification Network, the online community for certified hospitals

Emirates Cardiac Society (ECS)

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the Emirates Cardiac Society (ECS) address cardiac systems of care in the region.

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Once you enroll in the Certification Process, we’re with you every step of the way:

Leadership, learning and networking opportunities

Achieving certification is an important accomplishment.

Hospitals that succeed join an elite community of committed healthcare centers driving the national and international conversation about cardiovascular care. From access to educational webinars, invitations to share expertise, the exchange of best practice and the free flow of ideas and feedback, participating hospitals and professionals can expect valuable opportunities to stand apart as leaders.

Integrating data and care

The goal of Chest Pain Center Certification is to improve coordinated systems of care across settings regarding standardize assessment, identification, monitoring, management, and performance improvement for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and Non-STEMI care.

Data is at the core of a strong learning health system

Whether you use the AHA Get With The Guidelines ® Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) registry or another national or international registry, as part of this program, data and personnel will be utilized more economically and where they can have the most impact. The resulting information allows your hospital to benchmark against other Chest Pain Centers of excellence in the United States and the region. It also offers research and publishing professional development opportunities, position your hospital as a leader and earning trust from patients.

Professional Tools And Education

Following evidence-based guidelines improves outcomes. These tools and resources make it easier to provide consistent quality care.

Our workshops and webinars provide an easy way for professionals to learn the latest treatment guidelines from our experts.

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Patient Education

Heart Attack Warning Signs

When patients can recognize the warning signs of a heart attack it can make the difference between a strong recovery and disability or even death.

Heart Attack Prevention

Whole body wellness can help you feel stronger, healthier and mentally sharp– and it can also reduce your heart attack risk.

Heart Attack Recovery

There is life – and hope – after heart attack. With time, new routines will become second nature. Rehabilitation can build your strength, capability and confidence.

Healthcare Certification Network

Our Online Community for Certified Hospitals

Here you can find support, resources, and the ability to ask questions and receive answers from other experts in the field.

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