Michigan STEMI System of Care

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) approved a new rule on November 9, 2023, to establish a statewide system of care for ST-elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients. The STEMI system will utilize the existing regions and Medical Control Authorities (MCAs) established for the trauma system of care in the state. The rule…

Navigating Geriatric Cardiac Care: Dr. Steven Harrington’s Surgical Considerations

Surgical Evaluation of Geriatric Patients by Dr. Steven Harrington:   The heart, a remarkable organ that beats tirelessly throughout our lives, requires specialized care as we age. Ensuring its health means not only practicing heart-healthy lifestyle measures but also understanding the unique challenges the geriatric heart faces, particularly when surgical interventions come into play. In…

2023 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention of Acute Kidney Injury after Adult Cardiac Surgery

The Relationship Between Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) and Cardiac Surgery Acute kidney injury (AKI) occurs in 15% to 50% of adults undergoing cardiac surgery.  The definition of AKI is defined by a 0.3mg/dL or 50% increase in serum creatinine from the patients’ baseline or oliguria.  After using a comprehensive review of the literature, including pharmacologic…

Cardiology is Moving Towards Hybrid Surgery Centers

With advances in Cardiology procedure technology and the goal of achieving a lower cost of care, there has been a visible shift in procedures from the inpatient to the outpatient settings.  Several changes in CMS rulings in the last fifteen years have spurred an increase in office-based laboratories (“OBLs”), including catheterization laboratories and vascular access…

Corazon Accreditation Seal

The Value of Cardiovascular Accreditation

What is the Value of Corazon’s Cardiovascular Accreditation? Corazon is known for accrediting cardiovascular programs of all sizes throughout the United States. Unlike other accrediting bodies, however, Corazon Accreditation is more than just a means to achieve state requirements. We are a strategic partner, one whose value comes from a collaborative and consultative approach to…

Accreditation Assurances Can Lead to Media Celebrations

Promoting Your Cardiovascular Accreditation With the continued rise of social media use across many and varied platforms, most of us are used to seeing near-constant posts and messages about the accomplishments of our peers, friends, and colleagues.  This can naturally lead to self-reflection and -comparison.  And sometimes, parallels emerge between our personal and professional lives,…