Metropolitan Heart and Vascular Institute (MHVI) provides state-of-the-art, patient-centered cardiovascular care for patients in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area and beyond.
At MHVI, we deliver patient-centered care with the personal attention you deserve. We are committed to building strong relationships among patients, physicians, and staff. This promotes trust, respect and comfort, which lead to a better patient experience. From the time you set foot in MHVI you are surrounded by physicians, nurses, and staff who are familiar with your case, well before your consultation, test, or procedure takes place.
Patients and their families who choose MHVI receive not just nationally-recognized cardiac expertise, but continuity and familiarity from their cardiologists and surgeons. This means for instance that patients treated with a heart bypass surgery, coronary stent, or pacemaker/defibrillator can receive their pre-procedural education, their procedures or surgeries, and their post-procedural follow-up all close to home, by providers who know them well.
In addition, we are an active research center that participates in clinical research trials in interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, and peripheral arterial disease. This allows us to offers the latest in cutting-edge therapy to our patients.
MHVI offers a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic cardiovascular services from three hospitals and five clinic sites, with most of our surgical and invasive cardiovascular procedures delivered from the Heart and Vascular Center at Mercy Hospital, which is nationally recognized as a center of excellence for cardiac care.
- Mercy Hospital has been designated a Thomson Reuters Top 100 Cardiovascular Hospital in the nation for seven years in a row from 2003-2009, the most of any hospital in the state of Minnesota This designation is awarded to the best hospitals in the nation for their excellent heart attack survival and complication rates, length-of-stay, and patient satisfaction.
- In 2009, the survival rate for heart attack patients was 99.4% at time of hospital discharge for Mercy Hospital. The in-hospital mortality rate was 0.6%, compared to the national average of 6%.
- The median time in which it takes for a blockage to be opened in heart attack patients (door-to-balloon time) is approximately 50 minutes at Mercy Hospital, compared to the national average of 76 minutes. In the setting of an acute heart attack, the time it takes to open up the blockage and restore blood flow is crucial in saving the heart muscle.
- Our program for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, built together by emergency services, the intensive care unit, and cardiologists at MHVI, has produced excellent survival rates which are among the best in the nation. The average survival rate for patients admitted to Mercy Hospital with an out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest is 50%, compared with the national average of 13%.
- At Mercy Hospital, our cardiovascular surgeons employ state-of-the-art technology such as robotic surgery, and perform cutting-edge surgical procedures such as heart valve repairs. The mortality rate for heart surgery (heart bypass and valve surgeries) is 1.2%, which is 33% lower than the national average.