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Mercy Health Dan & Mavis Thill Heart & Vascular Center

The Mercy Health Dan & Mavis Thill Heart & Vascular Center brings technologically advanced cardiac and vascular care to the residents of the Lakeshore and surrounding areas close to home. The Center offers a complete continuum of coordinated care, from prevention and diagnosis to treatment.

Quality Patient Care is More than Advanced Technology

Our goal is to provide the highest quality of patient care. These protocols are carried out by our comprehensive team of:

  • Cardiologists, vascular surgeons, and anesthesiologists
  • Specialized registered nurses
  • Registered technicians

Our team realizes how important it is for patients and their families to know what is happening before, during and after procedures. Case Managers are also available to arrange for medication, home care, transportation to and from rehabilitation, and to help with other necessities after discharge.

State-of-the-Art Facilities Enhance Medical Capabilities

The Mercy Health Dan & Mavis Thill Heart & Vascular Center encompasses extensively equipped facilities and a vast array of capabilities:

  • A nationally accredited vascular laboratory for noninvasive diagnoses of arterial and venous diseases.
  • Recently updated echocardiography equipment for noninvasive diagnoses of cardiac diseases.
  • A digital imaging cardiac catheterization laboratory and specially equipped radiology room for invasive detection and analysis of cardiovascular problems, using such procedures as angiography and cardiac catheterization.
  • The latest technology for invasive treatment such as cardiac and peripheral vascular angioplasties, atherectomies, stents, pacemaker implantations and thrombolytic therapy.

Coronary Angioplasty

What is a Coronary Angioplasty?

Coronary angioplasty is a procedure designed to open a restricted or closed artery by placing a stent that feeds the heart muscle. Its purpose is to improve heart muscle function, relieve heart pain, or both.

What to Watch For

Problems infrequently occur after a coronary angioplasty. However it is important to be aware of the early signs of possible complications.

Go to the Emergency Department at Mercy Health Muskegon immediately if you notice any of the following:

  • Drainage
  • Fever
  • Dizzy or faint
  • Prolonged hiccups
  • Development of a new, large swelling at the incision site

The site will appear somewhat black-and-blue. This discoloration may move down your leg as you walk and is rarely a sign of new bleeding. A small lump at the site is common and goes away in four to six weeks. Call your doctor if you have any concerns about the catheterization site.

For More Information

Please call Mercy Health Physician Partners West Shore Cardiology at 231-672-3500.