RAPID CITY, S.D. (JULY 29, 2022) – In its first year participating in the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-AFib Registry, Monument Health’s Heart and Vascular Institute (HVI) achieved the Silver Award, the highest possible award it could receive in its first-year time frame.
The American Heart Association presented its Get With The Guidelines – AFib Silver Award to HVI, recognizing the team for using the most up-to-date, evidence-based treatment guidelines to improve patient care and outcomes.
Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. It affects between 2.7 and 6.1 million Americans. AFib often leads to heart-related complications and a fivefold increase in the risk for stroke. Get With The Guidelines®-AFib is designed to assist hospital care teams in consistently providing the latest evidence-based treatment for their AFib patients.
Monument Health began participating in the AFib Registry in January 2021. It is already one of the AMA’s major contributors to the AFib registry. HVI’s Electrophysiology Team meets regularly to review data that drives improvement in key quality areas.