McLaren Northern Michigan Earns Highest Rating for Heart Bypass Surgery
McLaren Northern Michigan has earned the highest quality rating for heart bypass surgery as determined by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). Of the more than 700 hospitals across the country that were part of the study, McLaren Northern Michigan performed significantly higher than the mean score, placing it among the top 15% of hospitals nationwide.
STS, in coordination with Duke Clinical Research Institute, analyzes data on heart programs throughout the country. Their comprehensive rating system allows for comparisons regarding quality, complications, pre-and post-operative medication administration, and outcomes. McLaren Northern Michigan received the highest recognition, the 3 Star Rating, covering the period from January 2012 through December 2012.
McLaren Northern Michigan has a higher success rate in vascular procedures than any other hospital in the country. In fact, McLaren Northern Michigan is the only hospital of its size in the country to offer extensive clinical and vascular procedures.
With state-of-the-art diagnosis and comprehensive treatment of blood vessel, artery, and vein disorders including blockages, closures, and clots, patients have access to innovative vascular surgery procedures that produce the best outcomes in the nation.
McLaren Northern Michigan has taken preventative steps to diminish heart disease in northern Michigan. The Heart and Vascular Center is committed to providing the people of northern Michigan with the most up to date diagnostics and treatment strategies for heart and vascular disease.
Our heart specialists at McLaren Northern Michigan have been on the leading edge of disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, research and rehabilitation.
The Heart & Vascular Center opened in May 2004, which further enhances both the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Heart disease detection and how to prevent heart disease are, well…at the heart of the matter for heart surgeons and heart healthcare specialists of McLaren Northern Michigan.
Cardiac and Vascular Research Center of Northern Michigan and NISUS Research, offer comprehensive clinical trial programs which offer the opportunity to participate in national and international clinical research. What this means for the patients and patient families that are and have been affected by the cardiovascular diseases is that our doctors and specialists are gaining more heart disease facts, learning more about heart disease risk factors, and making lives better for everyone in northern Michigan on a daily basis.
Heart & Vascular News - Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Each year nearly 200,000 new cases of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) are diagnosed. The annual mortality from AAA rupture is 15,000 patients, making it the 13th leading cause of death in the US.
Risk of AAA occurs when an aneurysm causes the aorta to grow to several times its normal size. If not treated, the aorta could rupture or burst. The risk of rupture increases with aneurysm size and high blood pressure.
Once an abdominal aortic aneurysm has ruptured, the chances of survival are low, with 80-90% of all ruptured aneurysms resulting in death. These deaths can be avoided if an aneurysm detected and treated before it ruptures.