HealthLeaders - "Building a Cath Lab in 10 Not-So-Easy Steps" - Dr. Samin Sharma
The interventional cardiology program at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York has grown from a total catheterization lab volume of just over 14,000 annual cases per year in 2007 to almost 20,000 last year.
In that same time, as volume has grown, complication and mortality rates have been among the lowest in the region. Over five years, mortality in percutaneous interventions is at 0.21 percent and major complications at 0.52 percent. Samin K. Sharma, MD, director of clinical cardiology and president of the Mount Sinai Heart Network, has broken down the program's success into 10 reasons and goals, from teamwork to a commitment of investment by leadership. Learn More