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article imageReport: Bloodless surgery offers best chance for survival

By Kevin Jess
Jun 29, 2012 in Health
Englewood - The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services "Cardiac Surgery in New Jersey" report card has been released. It shows Englewood Hospital has a 100 percent survival rate for coronary artery bypass surgery.
Since 2000, Englewood Hospital's Heart and Vascular Institute of New Jersey has successfully offered a range of non-surgical and minimally-invasive surgical options to cardiac surgery candidates. More than 80% of all cardiac surgeries performed at Englewood Hospital are performed without blood transfusions, using bloodless surgery techniques. Englewood Hospital is a leader in improving patient outcomes through the practice of bloodless medicine and surgery, which has been shown to reduce the risk of infection and improve survival after cardiac surgery, says a press release.
The report card used data from 2009, the most recent data available for its findings. It shows that Englewood Hospital achieved a 100% survival rate for that year.
Dr. James Klein, Chief of Cardio-thoracic Surgery at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center said, "Although we are quite proud of this year's data, we also like to acknowledge that Englewood Hospital has consistently scored quite high on the annual report card. In fact, over what is now an approximately 12 year period of results, the survival rate for isolated bypass procedures at the institution is over 99%. Even more astonishing is the fact that these procedures and these results are performed with one of the lowest blood transfusion rates in the nation."
In 2010, Englewood Hospital received funding from U.S. Department of Defense to train military medical professionals in bloodless medicine.
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