Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

The Heart Center features two car­diothoracic surgery suites, three high-risk catheterization labs for patient procedures and a 14-bed unit. Recovery occurs in a state-of-the-art unit with wood accents and natural lighting to foster a healing environment for patients, who each have a private, totally enclosed room.

Benefits of UH Parma Medical Center’s Heart Center:

  • Excellent intra-operative and post-operative outcomes com­pared to national benchmarks
  • Streamlined personalized nurs­ing care
  • Reduced length of stay
  • Improved recovery and smoother discharge planning
  • Increased patient, physician and nurse satisfaction – consistent 90% percentile patient satisfac­tion scores since the opening of the unit in 1999

Surgical Procedures Performed in the Heart Center include:

  • Coronary artery bypass graft­ing, including off-pump bypass, endoscopic vein harvesting
  • Aortic and mitral valve replace­ments and repairs
  • Minimally invasive procedures including coronary artery bypass grafts, aortic and mitral valve replacements and repair
  • Thoracic aneurysm repair and aortic aneurysm repair
  • Correction of atrial and ven­tricular dysrhythmias (MAZE proce­dures)