The patient experience for cardiovascular/thoracic surgery is seen as highly specialized, interdisciplinary and holistic. This experience begins with our preoperative preparation and is completed at discharge with a referral to our cardiac rehabilitation program. Our cardiothoracic surgeons are experts in all types of cardiac, vascular and thoracic/lung surgery including:
Clinical excellence is at the heart of what the cardiovascular team does. Key quality indicators for the cardiovascular and thoracic surgery patients are monitored and processes are in place to ensure the best outcomes for our patients. Initiatives include early extubation, tight glycemic control, monitored activity progression, pressure ulcer prevention, and implementation of a set of strategies called "bundles" to prevent post operative complications including a ventilator bundle and central line bundle.