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Advanced technology, state-of-the-art facilities, complete cardiac treatment options, and the unmatched quality of care provided by our physicians and staff have helped make Ascension Crittenton one of Michigan’s leaders in heart health.

As a heart patient you will receive personalized, comprehensive care from start to finish, whether your treatment began as a preventative action, diagnostic measure or with emergency care. Supported by our team of registered nurses, dietitians and exercise physiologists, Ascension Crittenton’s cardiovascular care rankings for both quality and responsiveness lead the state – we are ready for every situation.

Ascension Crittenton is also a national leader in cardiovascular care and has received a 4 star rating — the highest possible– for the recommended performance for cardiac patient care set by the American College of Cardiology. Click here to learn more.


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Blue Cross Blue Shield designated Ascension Crittenton Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care.



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The Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, recognized Ascension Crittenton with Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers.


Comprehensive cardiovascular care at Ascension Crittenton Hospital:

› Emergency Cardiac Care – Our 90th percentile patient assessment rankings, advanced certifications, accreditations and regional recognitions may showcase our outstanding emergency care, but it’s knowing our patients are already on their way to recovery that we take the most pride in.

› Non-Invasive Cardiac Care – Stress testing, echocardiograms, pacemaker clinics and nutritional guidance are just some of the non-invasive services we provide. We’ll take a comprehensive course of action when it comes to your heart health to ensure you’ve got the support you need every step of the way.

 Interventional Cardiology – Catheter-based procedures – Ascension Crittenton has been recognized as one of the safest, lowest risk hospitals in the state for cardiac catheterization, and leads its peers in risk-adjusted ranking for low incidence of transfusion, low risk of major complication and low risk of vascular complication. Is that the kind of cardiovascular care you’re looking for?

› Cardiothoracic Surgery – When surgery is the most viable option, our cardiothoracic team is skilled at defining the right treatment for your best outcome. It takes a well-trained, conscientious team to provide the kind of exceptional care our patients expect, and our is among the best.


Cardiac arrest patients treated at Ascension Crittenton have a 14.4% better chance of surviving cardiac arrest to a neurologically intact discharge when compared to the State of Michigan average. Our overall door-to-balloon for STEMI patients is only 44.1 minutes – almost 10 minutes faster than other area hospitals. A significant variance when you consider that every 10-minute delay in reperfusion equates to a 7.5% increase in 1-year mortality.


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The Shelton Heart Center was made possible in large part through the generosity of patient and long-term Ascension  Crittenton Hospital advocate, Russ Shelton (shown above). His philanthropic contribution resulted in opening the doors at the Shelton Heart Center, now a regional leader in cardiovascular services. The Shelton Heart Center offers a personalized approach to care through programs and services focused on treating your particular heart or vascular condition in an environment suited to your quickest recovery. Our team members are highly specialized and work closely together to offer leading treatments for the common to the most complex conditions.


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Our conveniences include:
› Cardiac patient floor with private rooms
› Dedicated cardiovascular intensive care unit
› Multidisciplinary teams
› Minimally invasive procedures

Dr. Koshy

I stay very passionate by educating patients and their families on how to participate in improving their health. As a physician I need to work with you. I can help treat you with procedures, tests and medications, but strive to empower my patients to take control of their own health.”

- Dr. Sindhu Koshy, Cardiologist

Dr. Kazziha

Alongside the impactful relationships we foster with our patients, the progressive nature of cardiovascular science as a continually changing the field presents an on-going new advancements in technology and procedures that cardiologists are able to study or analyze. Cardiovascular physicians remain life-long students in the field.”

- Dr. Samer Kazziha, Executive Medical Director of Cardiovascular Services since 2007

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