Heart surgery program posts impressive results
In February 2007, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula and Pacific Coast Cardiac and Vascular Surgeons (PCCVS) launched the Tyler Heart Institute cardiac surgery program. The partnership was forged in a common commitment to quality patient care and public transparency of our clinical outcomes.
Mortality vs. National
The graph below, Mortality vs. National Rate, highlights that our mortality rates are much lower than predicted by national standards in all major categories of operations.
Types of Open Heart Surgery vs. National
Open-heart surgery may be required to correct one of a number of problems with the heart, such as bypassing clogged blood vessels or repairing leaky valves that separate different sections of the heart.
In keeping with PCCVS's experience, Community Hospital 's program performed a much higher percentage of valve and other surgeries (i.e. combined procedures of coronary artery bypass and valve procedures or multiple valve procedures).
Length of Stay vs. National
Length of Stay vs. National Rate
displays the average length of stay for each of the types of open-heart surgeries performed at Community Hospital .
The number of heart procedures continue to steadily grow (See Open Heart Patients). This is a testament to the confidence in our program from the local medical community and Monterey Peninsula residents (see Areas of Residence).
Open Heart Patients
Areas of Residence
* Out of state 2%
Serious Infections vs. National
While there has been growing concern nationwide about serious hospital-acquired infections, Community Hospital's infection rate is below nationally expected rates for those infections which may be acquired during heart surgery. Serious infections include deep sternal wound infections, pneumonia, and sepsis.
Superficial Infections vs. National
Superficial Infections vs. National Rate
illustrates our infection rate for all superficial infections, which may be acquired during heart surgery. Superficial infections include leg wounds for those procedures that involved blood vessel grafts for heart procedures. Of particular note, Community Hospital 's infection rate is below nationally expected rates, and we have had no sternal infections.
Stroke vs. National
Stroke vs. National Rate
highlights our rate of stroke complications after open-heart surgery.
If you need more information about the Tyler Heart Institute cardiac surgery program or wish to consult with our surgeons, please call us at (831) 644-0225.
Learn more about our world-class heart surgery team at Pacific Coast Cardiac & Vascular Surgeons.
Updated February 2011 using data through October 2010.