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Metro Health Expands Heart & Vascular Services to Lakeshore

For the second time in four months, Metro Health is expanding its award-winning cardiovascular care.

Appropriately enough, Metro Heart & Vascular will begin seeing patients on Valentine’s Day in a clinic location at 904 S. Washington, Suite 130 in Holland.  Physicians will initially see patients two days a month with the expectation of adding hours as the practice ramps up.

Metro Heart & Vascular Holland will offer cardiovascular appointments, as well as diagnostic testing for cardiovascular disease, including peripheral arterial disease, or PAD.  PAD is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries block the blood flow to arms and legs, causing numbness, leg pain, tissue damage and leading to amputation.

The hospital has developed a nationally recognized specialty in the treatment of PAD and amputation prevention, last year treating scores of patients from around Michigan, across the country and throughout the world.  Led by Dr. Jihad Mustapha, Metro Heart & Vascular physicians utilize leading-edge technology to clear blockages and restore circulation in even the most challenging of cases.

“Our decision to expand to the Lakeshore is patient-driven,” said Mike Faas, president and CEO of Metro Health.  “We regularly have patients from the greater Holland area coming to Grand Rapids for treatment, so it was logical to take our services to them.

“As word spreads about the successes our physicians have had in treating cardiovascular conditions, we have seen increasing demand for our services.  Our Allegan practice, which opened in October 2013, is exceeding expectations and very busy.  Metro Heart & Vascular will continue to evaluate locations across West Michigan as we look at additional growth opportunities.”

Metro Health & Vascular provides a coordinated approach to the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, working with patients, coordinating care with their family physician and other specialists and educating family members.

For more information on Metro Heart & Vascular, visit https://metrohealth.net/medical-services/heart-vascular-services/.

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