Cardiothoracic surgery

DSC_0328c Every Michigan hospital with an adult cardiac surgery program participates in the Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons quality initiative.

The MSTCVS initiative aims to reduce the risk of complications and improve treatment methods for cardiothoracic surgery.

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Through collaboration and discussion, participants have developed practice guidelines that have resulted in the following outcomes:

  • 55 percent reduction in post-operative renal failure for cardiac surgery cases (2008-Q2 2016) (Michigan mean of 1.4 percent vs. national average of 2.1 percent.)
  • 38 percent reduction in post-operative pneumonia for cardiac surgery cases (2008-Q2 2016)
  • 33 percent reduction in prolonged ventilation for cardiac surgery cases (2008-Q2 2016)
  • 45 percent reduction in use of extra blood for cardiac surgery cases (2008-Q2 2016)