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The MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute specializes in advanced, minimally invasive heart & vascular procedures. Our renowned specialists utilize innovative techniques that allow patients to benefit from fewer complications, less scarring, greater comfort, and faster recoveries.
Distinguished as a leading heart and vascular institute, we offer personalized prevention programs, world-renowned physicians, leading diagnostic screenings, advanced treatment, rehabilitation and leading-edge research. We're passionate about providing the highest quality of patient and family-centered care. You can access our heart and vascular services at MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center, MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center, and MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center.
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Dennis maintained annual appointments with his cardiologist, Amanda Donohue, D.O., to monitor the severity of his aortic stenosis. By 2021, Dennis’ disease has progressed in severity and was a candidate to replace his aortic valve, a minimally invasive procedure called transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), an alternative to open-heart surgery. The procedure to replace his aortic valve was the 100th Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) completed by Rachel Hargrove, M.D., Medical Director of Cardiac Surgery at the MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Orange Coast Medical Center. “Dr. Hargrove and the team at MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center did a remarkable job,” Dennis enthusiastically shared.
Jordan has always enjoyed being active, and at 6 feet, 1 inch and 165 pounds, he has been an avid outdoorsman leading a healthy life. At the young age of 28, Jordan started feeling squeezing pressure near his heart when physically active. A CT Scan revealed critical disease of his left main coronary artery and caught in the nick of time. Jordan was the youngest patient to undergo quintuple bypass surgery treatment at the MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Saddleback Medical Center. “As soon as I was able to get my heart rate up again, I didn’t feel (the squeezing) which is an incredible feeling. You don’t appreciate things like that until it becomes a problem. I’m so thankful to that whole team, and the hospital for everything they did to find (the problem) and take care of it,” said Jordan.
DeJanae was always very active and during playtime with her son, she started having chest pain and the sensation that her heart beat was skipping but thought it was a response to high physical activity. After completing several tests, results showed she had mitral valve prolapse. DeJanae received treatment from Marc Sakwa, M.D., medical director, Adult Cardiovascular Surgery, MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Long Beach Medical Center. He performed a minimally invasive procedure to preserve her mitral valve and repair it. After the procedure, DeJanae was transferred into the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). With the help of the care team in the ICU, her condition improved, and she began physical and cardiac rehabilitation.
At MemorialCare, research is woven throughout national consortiums and centers of excellence through clinical trials and novel investigations to improve population health – effectively safeguarding the community by improving outcomes, while lowering costs for patients.
Comprehensive heart and vascular care is a specialized medical service that addresses conditions related to the heart and blood vessels, providing a holistic approach to prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.
The MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute specializes in treating a multitude of conditions, including coronary artery disease, heart failure, arrhythmias, peripheral vascular disease, valve disease, and many more. Our goal is to provide comprehensive care for a wide range of cardiovascular issues.
Various risk factors for cardiovascular disease include age, pre-existing conditions such as blood pressure or diabetes, as well as family history. In addition, symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, and dizziness may indicate cardiovascular issues. Consult with your MemorialCare doctor for a thorough evaluation.
Yes, many heart procedures can be performed using minimally invasive techniques at MemorialCare, leading to shorter recovery times, reduced pain, and smaller incisions compared to traditional open-heart surgery.
Cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, vascular surgeons, electrophysiologists, cardiovascular nurses and other MemorialCare health care professionals collaborate to provide comprehensive care tailored to your needs. View a full list of all MemorialCare heart specialists.
Care is personalized based on each patient's medical history, risk factors, and specific condition. Treatment plans are tailored to meet individual needs.
Treatment options may include medication, lifestyle changes, minimally invasive procedures, and, in some cases, surgical interventions such as bypass surgery or open-heart surgery.
No, heart and vascular conditions can affect individuals of all ages, including babies. Lifestyle factors, genetics, and other variables contribute to the development of cardiovascular issues.
Yes, MemorialCare provides many comprehensive heart care programs which offer support services, including counseling, education, cardiac rehabilitation, and support groups to help patients and their families recover and cope with the challenges.
The frequency of heart checkups depends on individual risk factors and health conditions. Regular checkups are crucial for early detection and prevention. Ask your MemorialCare physician for more information regarding regularly scheduled heart checkups.
Yes, a family history of cardiovascular issues can increase the risk. It's essential to inform your MemorialCare doctor about family history for a more comprehensive risk assessment.
Yes, all 3 of our MemorialCare hospital locations (Long Beach Medical Center, Orange Coast Medical Center, and Saddleback Medical Center) are designated cardiac receiving centers providing comprehensive emergency services for heart care and are equipped to handle acute cardiac events, ensuring immediate intervention and care. Heart attack (myocardial infarction) is a medical emergency. If you think you may be experiencing a heart attack, call 9-1-1 right away so that treatment can start as soon as possible. Do not drive yourself or wait for a ride from a friend or family member.
You can schedule an appointment by contacting our MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute physician offices directly, or for help finding a MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute specialist please call (844) 662-6484.
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