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Quality Measures: Cardiac Surgery

Your doctor may suggest heart surgery if other treatments haven’t been effective or aren’t good options for your condition. Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), also known as bypass surgery, is the most common type of heart surgery. In this procedure, a surgeon uses a healthy vein to divert blood flow around blocked arteries.

Three-Star Cardiac Surgery Care

You can be confident that you or your loved one will receive top-tier cardiac surgery care at Mount Auburn Hospital. That’s because we received a three-stars—the highest rating—from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for our cardiac surgery performance from January 2013 to December 2014. This rating places Mount Auburn Hospital among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the country.

Effective Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Care

At Mount Auburn Hospital, you or your loved ones benefit from bypass surgery care that meets or exceeds national standards.

Mortality Rate 30 Days After Hospital Admission

This data reflects death for any reason within 30 days of CABG surgery.

Mount Auburn Hospital 98.2%
United States Avg 97.8%

Percent of Patients Who Leave the Hospital Without Serious Complications

This data reflects the percent of patients who leave the hospital without any of the five most serious complications of CABG surgery: Reoperation, stroke, kidney failure, chest wound infection or prolonged need to be supported by a breathing machine.

Mount Auburn Hospital 91.9%
United States Avg 88.4%

Use of IMA for CABG

Mount Auburn Hospital 99.4%
United States Avg 98.5%

Percent of Patients Who Receive All Perioperative Medications

This data shows the number of patients who received beta-blocking drugs before and after surgery, as well as aspirin—or similar drugs—and cholesterol-lowering drugs after surgery.

Mount Auburn Hospital 98.4%
United States Avg 90.1%

Readmission Rate 30 Days After Hospital Discharge Following Surgery

This data reflects rates of unplanned hospital readmission within 30 days of being discharged following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.

Mount Auburn Hospital — 14.3 Days

United States Avg — 14.9 Days

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Learn more about cardiac surgery at Mount Auburn hospital or view our network of providers to search for a doctor by name, specialty, gender or location.

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