The publications and resources included in this section are intended for clinicians and hospital administrators who are involved in managing patients with heart failure.
Heart failure is currently the only cardiovascular disease that is increasing in both incidence and prevalence. Being the end-stage of all cardiac diseases, heart failure is responsible for 6.5 million hospital days annually. Heart failure is known by many names including acute (or chronic) heart failure, acute decompensated heart failure, left (or right) heart failure, preserved LVEF heart failure, and systolic (or diastolic) heart failure, Heart failure is a progressive condition that weakens the heart such that it can no longer pump enough blood to other organs in the body.
Formerly known as the Society of Chest Pain Centers, the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care will focus on facility accreditation and certification for Chest Pain Centers, Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS), Heart Failure (HF), and Atrial Fibrillation (A-fib). In addition, SCPC will provide certification for Chest Pain Center Coordinators, nurses, administrators and Chief Financial Officers looking to be compliant with CMS guidelines for Quality, Cost and Customer Satisfaction.