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2021 Heart & Vascular Annual Report

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Cardiothoracic & vascular surgery

The cardiothoracic and vascular surgery program at St. Vincent serves hundreds of patients each year throughout Montana and Northen Wyoming. Offering traditional open, minimally invasive, robotic, and transcatheter interventions, the program provides life-saving care for patients with serious peripheral, abdominal, and thoracic heart and vascular conditions.

Of note, St. Vincent is the only hospital in the region that performs robotic cardiac and thoracic surgery, which provides significant benefits and fewer risks or complications when compared to traditional open-heart surgery.

Electrophysiology (EP)

Quality & outcomes

As measured by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), a not-for-profit organization representing more than 7,600 surgeons, researchers, and allied health care professionals worldwide focused on improving outcomes for heart, lung, and chest-based surgeries, the St. Vincent heart surgery scores1 fall within the expected range, which is standard for the majority of participating programs.

Convergent procedure for Afib

Patient identification

St. Vincent specializes in several surgical and transcatheter procedures ranging from Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) and valve replacement to Endovascular Aortic Repair (EVAR) to treat aneurysms in major arteries. Surgery may be necessary to treat severe or chronic heart problems that cannot be addressed with lifestyle changes, medication or nonsurgical procedures, including patients with:

Structural heart


2021 Heart & Vascular Annual Report for SCL Health, now Intermountain Healthcare.

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