At Novant Health, we support the nationwide effort to ensure that patients coming into the hospital with specific conditions receive recommended care. These recommendations are based on years of research on interventions that have been proven to improve outcomes for these conditions.
Presbyterian Hospital is a nationally recognized leader in the diagnosis and treatment of heart and vascular diseases. Often cardiac conditions can be treated with medication and other nonsurgical options. However, if you and your physician determine cardiac surgery or a cardiac catheterization are necessary, you want to know what hospital provides the best chance of recovery.
STS Overall Facility Score
The overall score is a ranking of all the STS indicators scored together. This is a good reflection of the overall care provided by the facilites doing cardiac bypass surgeries. The three-star designation recognizes healthcare facilities that are considered top performers.
STS Percent of Mortality
This is an estimate of the true percentage of patients who should not die if the treating facility manages the patient like a typical STS facility would.
STS Percent of Morbidity
This is an estimate of the true percentage of patients who experienced any type of complication of the surgery. This percentage should be as low as possible. Results are compared to all of the centers that participate in the STS cardiac surgery database.
STS Use of IMA
The internal mammary artery (IMA) is a preferred artery to use when doing bypass surgery. This score is an estimate of the true percentage of patients who would have had the IMA used. Use of the IMA is associated with a better long-term outcome.
This score is an estimate of the true percentage of patients who would have had all the recommended medications used. Use of these medications is associated with a better outcome.
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