Comprehensive Heart & Vascular Care

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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Frequently Asked Questions

What is comprehensive heart and vascular care?

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.

What conditions are treated under heart and vascular care at MemorialCare?

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.

How do I know if I need heart and vascular care?

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.

Is minimally invasive heart surgery an option at MemorialCare?

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.

Who are the specialists involved in comprehensive heart care?

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.

How is heart and vascular care personalized for each patient at MemorialCare?

Care is personalized based on each patient's medical history, risk factors, and specific condition. Treatment plans are tailored to meet individual needs.

What are the treatment options for heart and vascular conditions?

Treatment options may include medication, lifestyle changes, minimally invasive procedures, and, in some cases, surgical interventions such as bypass surgery or open-heart surgery.

Is heart and vascular care only for older individuals?

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.

Does MemorialCare provide support services for patients and their families?

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.

How often should I have a heart checkup?

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.

Can heart and vascular conditions be hereditary?

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.

Does MemorialCare offer emergency care for heart-related issues?

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.

How can I schedule an appointment at MemorialCare for heart and vascular care?

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.