The Spectrum Health Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center offers many kinds of leading-edge heart care. One of our more important specialties is "interventional cardiology," the medical science of looking inside the heart and its arteries to diagnose and correct certain heart problems, without the need for open heart surgery.
Thanks to the excellence of our specialists and our state-of-the-art heart catheterization laboratory, Spectrum Health interventional heart care stands apart from any other in the area:
Our wide range of experience shows consistent, better patient outcomes for our patients.
We are the only Grand Rapids hospital that has an open heart surgery program. Because we have this lifesaving backup, we are the only local hospital allowed to perform diagnostic, emergency and elective interventional procedures.
Our patients have fewer complications and our mortality rates are lower than average.
If you need a procedure to diagnose or correct a heart problem that goes inside the heart, without "open heart surgery," it is called a "percutaneous coronary intervention" or "PCI." Our doctors are qualified to perform these special procedures with state-of-the-art equipment in our heart cath lab.