Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) Outcomes
One of Lexington Medical Center’s (LMC) goals for many years has been to be able to provide a full range of cardiac care to the community. LMC is now this regions only Heart Center that is affiliated with Duke Heart Center, ranked in the top 10 programs nationally for cardiovascular care.
The LMC Cardiovascular Committee, an interdisciplinary committee, in collaboration with Duke Heart Center developed the program for the care of the cardiovascular surgery patient at LMC. In preparation for the program, the Duke Heart Center provided quality hands on education for our nurses, clinical specialists, the cardiovascular OR team, and other disciplines on the care of the cardiovascular patient and their families.
On March 28, 2012, the Lexington Medical Heart Center performed its first open heart surgery. Now, 3 years later, we have 2 cardiac board certified surgeons, Dr. Jeffrey Travis and Dr. Deyanira Prastein, and have performed nearly 800 procedures. Through the Cardiovascular Committee, the Center for Best Practice department at LMC and Duke Heart Center, there is continual process improvement. We monitor 100% of the cardiac surgery patients, benchmarking ourselves nationally and identifying any opportunities for improvement. There is also continual education for staff from LMC and from Duke Heart Center, not only for cardiac surgery, but for all cardiac care.