For your convenience, heart specialty clinics are offered in the following areas: Cheboygan, Gaylord, Grayling, Rogers City, St. Ignace and Sault Sainte Marie. McLaren Northern Michigan has also participated in over 15 years of national and international cardiovascular clinical trials through our NISUS Research Department.
The McLaren Northern Michigan Heart & Vascular Institute is proud to have offered the following to the residents of northern Michigan:
- Received Top 100 Cardiovascular Award by Solucient, the only community hospital in the state of Michigan to receive this award in 2002.
- First in northern Michigan to open a cardiac care unit
- First in northern Michigan to perform coronary artery bypass surgery
- First in northern Michigan to perform balloon angioplasty
- First in northern Michigan to perform off pump coronary artery bypass
- First in northern Michigan to successfully use an external artificial heart
- First in northern Michigan to perform Transmyocardial revascularization
- First in northern Michigan to offer comprehensive cardiac electrophysiology services
- First in northern Michigan to perform ablation for supraventricular arryhthmias
- First in northern Michigan to offer comprehensive clinical trials
- One of the first cardiac rehabilitation programs in northern Michigan
- Highest percentage of off pump coronary bypass surgery performed in the state of Michigan
- One of the lowest post operative cardiac surgery infection rates in the nation
The McLaren Northern Michigan Heart & Vascular Institute provides the following services for treating heart and vascular patients:
Diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease
- Calcium scoring
- Nuclear Imaging
- Echo Doppler
- Transesophageal Echocardiogram TEE
- Cardiac catheterization
- Coronary angiography
- Intravascular Ultrasound IVUS
Treatment for Coronary Artery Disease
The cardiologists at McLaren Northern Michigan have over 30 years experience using state of the art technology to treat coronary artery disease and frequently perform the following procedures:
- Percutaneus Coronary Intervention PCI
- Balloon angioplasty
- Stenting with drug eluding stents DES
- Brachytherapy Excimer Laser
Coronary Artery Bypass
- Off Pump Surgery OPCAB (McLaren Northern Michigan has the highest percentage of off pump coronary bypass surgery performed in the state of Michigan and one of the lowest post operative cardiac surgery infection rates in the the nation.)
- Endoscopic Vein Harvest
- Transmyocardial Revascularization TMR
Valve Repair & Replacement Using Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques
- Ventricular Aneurysm Repair
Diagnosis & Treatment of Arrhythmias
- Holter monitoring
- Tilt Table Testing
- Electrophysiology Study EPS
- Radio Frequency Ablation
- Permanent Pacemakers
- Care Link TM
- Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators
- Cox Maze III Surgery
Congestive Heart Failure
- Bi-Ventricular defibrillators
- Dor Surgical Procedure
- Cardiac Rehabilitation - One of the first programs in northern Michigan.
- Cardiac Defibrillator Support Group - Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every other month in the Community Education Center on the campus of McLaren Northern Michigan. Specialists in the following areas discuss medications, new ICD technology, exercise, diet and coping skills for you and your family. For further information contact Michigan Heart & Vascular Specialists 231.487.6041.
With state-of-the-art diagnosis and comprehensive treatment of blood vessel, artery, and vein disorders including blockages, closures, and clots, patients have access to innovative vascular surgery procedures that produce the best outcomes in the nation.
Dr. Meengs graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1968. He completed his residency training in Internal Medicine in 1973 and his fellowship in Interventional Cardiology in 1975 at University Hospital in Ann Arbor. He is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, and Nuclear Cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Focusing foremost on his private practice, Dr. Meengs sees patients in Rogers City, and Petoskey. In addition, he has been actively involved for over three decades in cardiovascular research and has numerous published articles, abstracts, grants, and presentations to his credit. His special interests include research in coagulation, coronary intervention, pacing, and general cardiac evaluation.