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Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute earns combined re-accreditation

Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute (BHVI) was the first in the nation to earn accreditation in both cardiovascular catheterization and cardiac electrophysiology through the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in 2017 and is now re-accredited in the following areas:



IAC Cardiovascular Catheterization Accreditation
Adult Diagnostic Catheterization

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)

Valve Interventions

Structural Heart Interventions


IAC Cardiac Electrophysiology Accreditation
Testing and Ablation

Device Implantation

Chronic Lead Extraction


IAC Echocardiography Accreditation


Stress Echocardiography

Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)


IAC Nuclear Accreditation


IAC Vascular Accreditation

Carotid Ultrasound

Upper and Lower Extremity Abdominal Aorta

Venous Reflux

Venous and Arterial Duplex Studies

BHVI cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology team members are also fully certified through Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). These team members have become registered cardiovascular invasive specialists and registered cardiac electrophysiology specialists through CCI. This higher level of specialization is in addition to the clinical professional licenses in registered nursing and radiologic technology they hold.


BHVI’s cardiac sonographers are 100% dual registered in echocardiogram and vascular studies through either Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) or American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). All nuclear technicians have also obtained either American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) or Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification (NMTCB) as well as accreditation in Myocardial Perfusion Imaging studies (MPI).


The purpose of completing the IAC accreditation programs is to ensure the highest quality of patient care for the community.