When minimally invasive intervention methods for treating abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) are no longer an option, a vascular care physician may recommend aortic repair surgery as the best course of treatment.
Treatments for Heart & Vascular Care at Long Beach Medical Center
Aortic root replacement involves the removal of a section of the aorta and aortic valve. The section of aorta is replaced with an artificial tube (graft), and the aortic valve is replaced with a mechanical or biological valve.
Aortic root surgery is a surgical procedure to treat a dilation or enlargement of a section of the large blood vessel (aorta) that carries blood from your heart to your organs. The aortic root is located near the junction of your aorta and your heart.
Doctors perform aortic root surgery to prevent an aneurysm rupture or a tear in the inner layer of the wall of the dilated aorta and to prevent the dilated aorta from stretching the attached aortic valve.
An ascending aortic aneurysm is a bulge in the portion of the aorta closest to the heart. The ascending aorta begins at the heart's left ventricle and extends to the aortic arch, or the bend in the aorta. Aneurysms in the ascending aorta and aortic arch usually require immediate surgery.
The elephant trunk procedure is a two-stage procedure used to treat extensive aneurysms involving both the ascending aorta and aortic arch, and the descending thoracic or thoraco-abdominal aorta
Heart valve repair or replacement surgery is performed to repair a defective or diseased heart valve.
Acute aortic dissection can be treated surgically. In surgical treatment, the area of the aorta with the intimal tear is resected and replaced with a graft.
Septal myectomy surgery is performed to remove part of an enlarged heart muscle called the septal muscle.
Surgical repair of thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs) enables the replacement of the diseased aortic segment and helps prevent aneurysm rupture.
Minimally Invasive Procedures
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), also called biventricular pacing, is delivered by a small, battery-operated device that can be permanently placed inside you.
Catheter ablation is a non-surgical technique used to pinpoint and interrupt specific abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias).
Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) is a procedure in which a catheter with a balloon on the tip is inserted into a narrowed area of an artery.
Endovascular surgical repairs of the thoraco-abdominal aorta and aortic arch offer a less invasive alternative to conventional open surgical repair.
Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR) is a minimally invasive procedure to repair the major blood vessel in the body, called the aorta.
TAVR is a minimally invasive procedure that allows the aortic valve of the heart to be replaced with a new valve by using a catheter.
Peripheral Angioplasty & Stenting
Carotid angioplasty is a minimally invasive procedure where a catheter with a balloon tip is inserted into a carotid artery and inflated to compress the plaque buildup in the blocked area.
An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) or subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (SICD) is a small, battery-operated device.
We perform implant, extraction and replacement of pacing leads.
An artificial pacemaker is a small, battery-operated device that can be permanently placed inside the chest or attached externally for temporary use.
MemorialCare is proud to offer cardiac rehabilitation to help heart care patients recover quickly and to return to doing the things they love.
If you think you may be experiencing a heart attack, call 9-1-1 immediately so that treatment can start as soon as possible.