Elective PCI Now at Holland Hospital Comprehensive cardiovascular care

A significant advancement in cardiovascular care is now available along the West Michigan Lakeshore. Residents can choose to have a vital heart procedure performed at Holland Hospital rather than traveling to a heart center located in Grand Rapids or Muskegon.

The procedure, known as percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), restores blood flow through blocked or narrowed heart vessels. PCI treatment includes thrombectomy, balloon angiography and coronary stenting.

Emergency PCI for patients having a heart attack has been performed at Holland Hospital since May of 2005 with exceptional life-saving results. Recent changes in state regulations mean that our experienced cardiovascular team can now perform PCI for patients who are at high risk for a future heart event, but are not currently experiencing heart attack – so-called elective PCI.

Expert Local Heart and Vascular Care

Holland Hospital and Spectrum Health Heart & Vascular Center on our main campus provide a wide range of cardiovascular services.

Holland Hospital is one of only four hospitals in Michigan and the only one in the Lakeshore area that have been approved by the Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) to perform elective PCI without onsite open-heart surgery. Over 200 residents in our area are expected to benefit from the procedure in the first year.

Peripheral Vascular Care Also Expands

Narrowing of the arteries can take place in vessels around the heart as well as in peripheral vessels, most often in the legs and arms.

“We are experiencing rapid growth in care for peripheral vascular disease as well,” notes John Gribar, MD, Interventional Cardiologist. “Area residents have access to a full range of vascular care services at Holland Hospital including advanced treatment procedures to remove plaque, eliminate blood clots and improve blood flow.”
“The introduction of elective PCI will greatly enhance cardiovascular services available on the Lakeshore,” says Cardiologist William Frauenheim, MD. “This provides a tremendous benefit to our community in terms of ready access to heart and vascular experts, convenient scheduling, and local coordinated patient care.”

Learn more about our Cardiology and Vascular Services and elective PCI on our Holland Hospital website.

602 Michigan Avenue Holland, Michigan 49423 | info@hollandhospital.org

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