Healing hearts and saving lives with advanced cardiac care
Your heart health matters to us. That’s why our board-certified specialists and care teams are pioneering new ways to prevent, detect, and treat illnesses of the heart and blood vessels. Our groundbreaking treatment and research are improving the health of our patients and our communities. When heart disease is well managed, members can focus on living their lives — not worrying about their health.
A dream team of doctors
Kaiser Permanente is home to one of the largest multispecialty medical groups in the country, including primary care doctors, cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and other medical specialists.
We offer our members some of the best and the brightest doctors. Of the 341 physicians in California honored by the National Committee of Quality Assurance’s Heart/Stroke Physicians Recognition Program, nearly all are Kaiser Permanente doctors.1 This program is designed to recognize clinicians who have met standards for delivering of high-quality care to patients with cardiovascular disease or stroke.
At a glance: Our cardiac care
We've reduced severe heart attacks by 72%
Using a team-based, preventive approach, our caregivers in Northern California have been able to reduce severe heart attacks by 72% over the last 15 years.2
Highest rating for bypass surgery
Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center in Clackamas, Oregon and Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center received the Society of Thoracic Surgeons' highest rating of 3 Stars for coronary artery bypass grafting procedures.3
Hypertension Control Champions
In California, Colorado, and Georgia, we’ve earned this designation from Million Hearts®for helping patients achieve blood pressure control rates at or above 70%.4
- Clinician Recognition Directory, National Committee for Quality Assurance, recognition.ncqa.org, accessed April 12, 2016.
- Matthew D. Solomon, MD, PhD, et al., “Community-Based Trends in Acute Myocardial Infarction From 2008 to 2014,” Journal of the American College of Cardiology, August 9, 2016, p. 666; Robert W. Yeh, MD, et al., “Population Trends in the Incidence and Outcomes of Acute Myocardial Infarction,” The New England Journal of Medicine, June 10, 2010, p. 2,155..
- The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Star Ratings for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) procedures, Jan. 2016–Dec. 2016. CABG Overall Composite Score is calculated using a combination of 11 quality measures divided into four categories or domains: 1. Absence of Operative Mortality (the percentage of patients [risk-adjusted] who did not experience operative mortality); 2. Absence of Major Morbidity (the percentage of patients [risk-adjusted] who did not experience any major morbidity); 3. Use of Internal Mammary Artery (the percentage of first-time CABG patients who received at least one IMA graft); and 4. Receipt of Required Perioperative Medications (the percentage of patients who received all required perioperative medications). The Overall Composite Score represents the four domain scores in a single number.
- Million Hearts Hypertension Control Champions, https://millionhearts.hhs.gov/partners-progress/champions/index.html, accessed August 17, 2017.