Heart Disease

CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center receives achievement award
The CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2017, one of only 193 hospitals nationwide to receive this honor. This award recognizes a hospital’s commitment and success in implementing the highest standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies the reaching of aggressive goals for using the most current, science-based guidelines.

CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center has demonstrated sustained achievement in ACTION Registry® for eight consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 90 percent for specific performance measures to receive this 2017 award.
Dissolving the stress of heart disease
Garbage truck driver Jay Desmarais, age 62, of Rockville, takes the good with the bad. “I love working outdoors, except,” he grinned, “when it’s snowing and 20 below — but it’s all part of life.”

This philosophy carries through to his annual work physical. This year’s stress test found a blocked artery to his heart, leading him to become a candidate for a new type of stent called Absorb. Read Jay’s story.
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