b'Access & GrowthInnovations in Cardiovascular Care At Cone Health, leadership in clinical trials makes the early adoption of innovations in cardiovascular care possible. The LeBauer-Brodie Center for Cardiovascular Research and Education at Cone Health, led by nationally regarded interventional cardiologist Thomas Stuckey, MD, enables physicians to take leadership roles in national clinical trials and make the most promising new treatments available to patients immediately. Take two recent examples. First, Cone Health physicians Pramod Sethi, MD, director of the Stroke Center, and James Allred, MD, director of the Atrial Fibrillation Clinic, recently held lead roles in a national study designed to improve the detection of atrial brillation (AFib) inBehavioral Health Servicesstroke patients. Their work, published this year in the Journal of the American Medical Association and Science Magazine, meansGuilford County Government, in partnership with Cone Health, thousands of stroke patients each year will receive lifesavinghas launched its new Behavioral Health Urgent Care (BHUC) AFib-prevention medication.located at 931 Third Street. The new center will, for the rst time, Second, Cone Health was one of the nations largest enrollerscombine behavioral health services and emergency medical care of patients in a clinical trial for a new treatment, calledprovided by Cone Health hospitals, creating dedicated, specially Barostim, to help the heart pump blood more e"ciently indesigned space in a single location. This facility will address patients diagnosed with heart failure. Led at Cone Health by Dr.a long-standing need for enhanced behavioral health.The Allred, vascular surgeon Wells Brabham, MD, and heart failurenew urgent care facility has been specically designed for the cardiologist Dalton McLean, MD, the clinical trials proved verycomfort and care of residents in mental health crisis. The urgent e!ective, with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recentlycare will provide acute behavioral health care 24 hours a day 7 approving the device. In 2021, Drs. Allred and Brabham becamedays a week for both adults and adolescents. The $20-million-the rst in the world to use a new, non-invasive techniquedollar project also includes a 16-bed adult Facilities-Based for implanting the device in a patient. With Barostim, 83%Crisis Center, onsite pharmacy, outpatient services and peer of patients improve their capacity for exercise in six months.counseling rooms.Practical innovation is a hallmark of Cone Healths Heart & Vascular Center.2021 ANNUAL REPORT (OCT 2020-SEPT 2021)17'