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  • Is your upcoming stress test stressing you out? Don’t worry, McLaren Greater Lansing’s experts have the answers to your questions. A doctor will order a stress test if someone is experiencing chest pain, shortness of breath, or arrythmia or if they are having surgery and the test is needed for cardiac clearance. The test is an assessment tool to see how the heart is functioning and how blood flow is getting to the heart. “A stress test will indicate how the heart works during physical activity or stress...

  •   McLaren Flint Stroke Program Recognized for Quality Care and Patient Outcomes McLaren Flint is the only hospital in Michigan to earn all four top awards for stroke care from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association including the Get With The Guidelines ® -Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines founded...

  •     M c Laren Flint Interventional Neurologist Area’s First to Perform Innovative Treatment for Complex Aneurysms Aniel Majjhoo, MD, an interventional neurologist at McLaren Flint, was the first doctor in the region to use the Woven EndoBridge (WEB) Aneurysm Embolization System to treat patients with complex aneurysms. The WEB Embolization System is the first technology of its kind to offer a minimally invasive treatment alternative to coils and stenting, as well as open craniotomy procedures ...

  • HEART AND VASCULAR UNIT EXPANDED AND RENOVATED M c Laren Flint’s Catheterization Laboratory Showcases Renovations and $1 Million Innovative System The Heart and Vascular Unit at McLaren Flint began the year celebrating the completion of its extensive expansion and renovation project. A need for additional catheterization labs and creating separate areas for pre- and post-procedure patients was driven by growth of both the hospital’s stroke and cardiac programs. The project updates include two new cathet...

  •   M c Laren Flint Structural Heart Team First In Region To Perform Two Minimally Invasive Heart Procedures MitraClip, a transcatheter mitral valve repair procedure, was first performed by the structural heart team at McLaren Flint on January 30, 2020, making it the first hospital in Genesee County to perform this procedure. The MitraClip is a less invasive treatment option for patients experiencing mitral regurgitation who are at high risk for open-heart surgery. It works by placing a small clip on...

  •   New Technology Sees Detailed Anatomy of the Heart Cardiac MRI is now another diagnostic tool available to McLaren Flint’s structural heart and cardiac care specialists. It is the only technology of its kind in the region. Cardiac MRI is a non-invasive evaluation of cardiac function, cardiac structures and cardiac pathology. The benefits to patients include no radiation exposure and that it is a non-invasive test. Among the benefits to heart experts are its superior imaging quality, proven usefuln...

  • Patient Puts Faith in Minimally Invasive Procedure Sylvester T. Davis, 87, of Flint, always had regular checkups with his doctors over the years. When his wife started having heart problems, she encouraged him to get his heart checked out, as well. After she passed away from complications with her heart, Davis knew he had to remain vigilant with his checkups. “It was just a routine checkup last fall when I found out my arteries were clogged and my aortic valve was not working properly,” said Davis. “Aft...

  • A vital practice in the aid to slow the spread of COVID-19, here’s an understanding of contact tracing. Contact tracing is an effective control strategy that involves identifying COVID-19 cases and their contacts, then working with them to interrupt disease transmission. This includes asking cases to isolate and contacts to quarantine at home voluntarily. Contact tracing is a key strategy to prevent the future spread of COVID-19. So the health department calls you, now what? If you were around someone w...

  • COVID-19 has changed the way we live our lives. Our community is now wearing masks, socially distancing, and finding a new normal. While COVID-19 is disrupting for everyone, it is most concerning for those with underlying health conditions, including expecting moms. Moms-to-be will experience an entirely new process in which prenatal appointments are attended alone or done virtually, hospital tours have been halted, and delivery now includes testing for the coronavirus. One Lansing-area hospital knows h...

  • McLaren Greater Lansing nurse Julie Fuller was honored with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the exceptional care nurses provide every day. The nomination submitted by a patient read: “Julie was a godsend during my labor. She was so personable, and she truly helped me get through the painful labor/delivery. She gave me excellent advice on how to manage my pain through breathing techniques. She kept encouraging me and told me how w...