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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the state of Michigan, and the nation. That’s why the Detroit Medical Center has dedicated powerful resources to creating cardiac care centers that lead the region in research and care.
Our leading edge technology and facilities allow our team of cardiovascular specialists to deliver a full spectrum of services. From advanced diagnostics that allow our doctors to see the heart like never before, to an array of minimally invasive procedures designed to allow our DMC Cardiovascular specialists to treat the problem with reduced pain, scarring and recovery time.
From the Pediatric Heart Specialists at DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan to the experts of DMC Cardio Team One, DMC cardiovascular care is always there.
It’s why we created DMC Cardio Team One, the only place in the state where heart specialists are on site, not “on call.” When you come to DMC Harper University Hospital, DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital and DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital with a cardiac emergency, our specialists are ready and waiting to begin care, 24/7, every day of the year.
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Your cardiovascular system is a network of blood vessels working in conjunction with your heart to move blood throughout your body. Your blood carries a lot of important nutrients to your muscles, bones and tissues, which is why blockages and other cardiovascular issues are so dangerous to your health.
We understand your need for experts in every aspect of cardiovascular care, which is why DMC Cardiovascular services offers specialists in cardiology and vascular care. Our physicians work both independently and together to solve your health issues.
The DMC cardiovascular team stands ready to perform the necessary procedures, including therapeutic cardiac catheterizations with stenting, emergency angioplasty, laser atherectomy, peripheral procedures with cryoplasty, pacemaker placement, open-heart surgery, internal defibrillator placement, radio-frequency ablation and other cardiology services. We also offer a full spectrum of cardiology testing procedures, such as an Echocardiogram, Electrophysiology & Rhythm Management and Stress Testing
Pediatric Cardiology Services
The Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery programs at the Children's Hospital of Michigan at the Detroit Medical Center are ranked among America's best in U.S. News & World Report's 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.
The Children’s Hospital of Michigan is the only hospital in metropolitan Detroit that provides comprehensive and family-centered pediatric cardiac services. Our cardiology program, among the finest in the country, provides a full range of advanced services for newborns, infants, children and adolescents with congenital or acquired heart disease and for adults with congenital heart disease.
Pediatric cardiologists on staff provide a full range of invasive and non-invasive procedures, including screening of children at risk of developing acquired heart problems, stress testing, color doppler echocardiography, electrophysiology, pacemakers and cardiac catheterization.
As an academic institution, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan is staffed by physicians actively involved in research. This research ranges from molecular causes of congenital and acquired heart disease, to the use of new devices in the catheterization laboratory designed to eliminate the need for surgery in certain forms of congenital heart disease.
At the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, experts train physicians in the latest pediatric cardiology and cardiovascular surgery techniques. Currently, researchers are developing remarkable new ways to improve pediatric surgical procedures, including techniques to create cardiovascular tubes and valves from a patient’s own living tissues. If successful, the living-tissue tubes and valves would grow with young patients – eliminating the need for multiple tube- and valve-replacement surgeries.
Pediatric Cardiac Conditions seen and treated include acquired heart diseases such as bacterial endocarditis, cardiomyopathy, heart failure, Kawasaki Disease, lipid disorders, hypertension, Marfan Syndrome, pericarditis, rheumatic heart disease and more. Other common conditions treated by our pediatric cardiologists are heart murmurs, syncopes (fainting) and palpitations.
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Michigan Adult Congenital Heart Center (MACH)
MACH treats adult congenital heart patients, including individuals 18 and older who were successfully diagnosed and treated as children, as well as adults diagnosed with heart defects for the first time. As they grow older, these patients are at risk for valve problems, heart failure, heart infection, stroke, and arrhythmia, so they require highly specialized care throughout their lives.
The physicians on staff with the Michigan Adult Congenital Heart Center (MACH), part of the Detroit Medical Center, work together to provide excellent care for adult congenital heart disease patients. MACH combines the expertise of pediatric and adult cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons who specialize in the health needs of adults with congenital heart disease.
DMC’s Michigan Adult Congenital Heart Center Provides Comprehensive Expertise
The Michigan Adult Congenital Heart Center (MACH) provides diagnostic, medical, surgical and non-surgical treatments. The cardiac and cardiovascular heart surgery program at the Children's Hospital of Michigan, part of MACH, are ranked among America's best in U.S. News & World Report's 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.
The program includes consultation with high-risk maternal fetal medicine specialists and geneticists who evaluate the potential hereditary aspects of congenital heart disease. Each year, MACH physicians care for congenital heart patients at more than 800 visits.
After your first appointment is scheduled, you will receive a registration packet that will provide information about which medical records to bring to the clinic, directions and parking information. In addition, our nurse coordinator will call you to answer any questions.