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Heart Failure Care

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Clinical excellence combined with respectful delivery of state-of-the art care defines Suburban Community Hospital’s Heart Failure program. Our Heart Failure team is comprised of board certified physicians, nurses, therapists and social workers—offer an integrated approach to diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of and education about Heart Failure.

Suburban Community hospital is designated a Heart Failure Center by The Joint Commission.

When patients display Heart Failure symptoms, early diagnosis and treatment are crucial. We are focused on providing rapid diagnosis using the treatment and guidelines developed by the American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines-Heart Failure program to treat Heart Failure patients when they are admitted to the emergency department, winning the Heart Failure Gold-Plus Award.

During and after a hospital stay we provided or connect patients with services needed to begin their recovery and make continued progress. We offer:

  • Heart Failure education for patients and their families to help them understand Heart Failure signs and symptoms, medications, and the importance of daily weights, and prevention.
  • Clinical Pharmacist for patients and their families to help them understand the importance of medication compliance.
  • Nutrition services to help patients make positive lifestyle decisions.
  • Social work services to help patients and families cope with change.

We also help patients improve their health through smoking cessation, weight management and exercise, and managing diabetes and cholesterol levels.

The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC)

Cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. On average, one American dies every 39 seconds of cardiovascular disease – disorders of the heart and blood vessels. The American Heart Association estimates that the direct and indirect cost for cardiovascular disease in the U.S. for 2010 was $503.2 billion.

Early detection of life-threatening heart disorders and other diseases is possible through the use of Echocardiography procedures performed within hospitals, outpatient centers and physicians’ offices. While these tests are helpful, there are many facets that contribute to an accurate diagnosis based on Echocardiography testing. The skill of the Echocardiography sonographer performing the examination, the type of equipment used, the background and knowledge of the interpreting physician and quality assurance measures are each critical to quality patient testing.

Suburban Community Hospital, has been granted a three-year term of accreditation in Echocardiography in the areas of Adult Transthoracic by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).

Accreditation by the IAC means that Suburban Community Hospital has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. The IAC grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to be providing quality patient care, in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process including detailed case study review.

IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indication that the facility has been carefully critiqued on all aspects of its operations considered relevant by medical experts in the field of Echocardiography. When scheduled for an Echocardiography procedure, patients are encouraged to inquire as to the accreditation status of the facility where their examination will be performed and can learn more by visiting https://intersocietal.org/company-mission/

IAC accreditation is widely respected within the medical community, as illustrated by the support of the national medical societies related to Echocardiography, which include physicians and sonographers. Echocardiography accreditation is required in some states and regions by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and by some private insurers. Echocardiography accreditation is required in some states and regions by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and by a number of private insurers. However, patients should remain vigilant in making sure that their Echocardiography procedures are performed within accredited facilities, because for many facilities accreditation remains a voluntary process.

Preventive Care

Leading the way in preventive care, Mohamad Taha, MD., is focused on helping patients identify risk factors for cardiovascular diseases and prevent the development of serious conditions. He is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine. With these medical backgrounds, he can provide preventive cardiology, non-invasive treatments, and insight on cardiovascular disease.

To schedule an appointment with Mohamad Taha, MD., call (610) 290-4270

Suburban Medical Group
2701 Dekalb Pike, Suite 203
East Norriton, PA 19401
Suburban Surgical Specialists at Roxborough Memorial Hospital
5735 Ridge Avenue
Suite 104
Philadelphia
PA 19128
(610) 290-4270.

To learn more about Mohamad Taha, MD., visit https://www.suburbanhosp.org/~/news/2021/august/new-cardiologist-joins-suburban-community-hospit/