Treatments for Heart & Vascular Care at Saddleback Medical Center

Surgical Procedures

Aortic Aneurysm Surgery

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.

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Surgery

Carotid Endartectomy Surgery

Carotid endartectomy surgery is performed to remove the plaque buildup inside of the blocked carotid artery.

Type:
Surgery

Coronary Artery Bypass (CABG) Surgery

Coronary artery bypass (CABG) surgery, also referred to as Coronary Revascularization, is a surgical procedure that allows blood to bypass or flow around clogged arteries bringing more blood and oxygen to the heart. It is often called CABG (pronounced like the word "cabbage") which stands for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.

Type:
Surgery

Peripheral Vascular Surgery

Peripheral vascular surgery can be performed as an endarterectomy procedure, a technique used to remove the plaque buildup inside of the blocked artery.

Type:
Surgery

Minimally Invasive Procedures

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT)

Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), also called biventricular pacing, is delivered by a small, battery-operated device that can be permanently placed inside you.

Type:
Minimally Invasive Procedure

Catheter Ablation

Catheter ablation is a non-surgical technique used to pinpoint and interrupt specific abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias).

Type:
Minimally Invasive Procedure

Minimally Invasive Maze Surgery

Minimally invasive maze surgery, also known as mini-maze, is an advanced procedure for atrial fibrillation.

Type:
Minimally Invasive Surgery

Trans Carotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR)

TCAR is a groundbreaking method to open up a blocked carotid artery with a small metal tube called a stent to improve blood supply to the brain.

Type:
Minimally Invasive Surgery

Valvuloplasty

Valvuloplasty is a minimally invasive procedure performed to increase the opening of a narrowed or defective valve in the heart.

Type:
Minimally Invasive Procedure

Noninvasive Therapy

Cardioversion

Cardioversion is a procedure that can restore a fast or irregular heartbeat to a normal rhythm. A fast or irregular heartbeat is called an arrhythmia.

Type:
Noninvasive Therapy

External Cardiac Counterpulsation

External cardiac counterpulsation is a non-invasive outpatient technique performed to decrease chest pain (angina pectoris) by increasing oxygen-rich blood flow to the heart.

Type:
Noninvasive Therapy

Peripheral Angioplasty & Stenting

Carotid 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.

Type:
Minimally Invasive Procedure

Peripheral Angioplasty & Stenting

Peripheral angioplasty is a minimally invasive procedure where a catheter with a balloon tip is inserted into a peripheral artery. Peripheral stents are often implanted in conjunction with balloon angioplasty.

Type:
Minimally Invasive Procedure

State-of-the-Art Angiography Suite

The suite takes minimally invasive capabilities to a higher level, with advanced imaging technology supporting a wide variety of interventional vascular procedures.

Type:
Minimally Invasive Surgery

Electrophysiology

Micra Transcatheter Pacing System

The Micra is the world’s smallest pacemaker that regulates the beating of the heart through electric signals. It is inserted through a catheter with a small incision in the groin.

Type:
Minimally Invasive Procedure

Pacemaker Implant

An artificial pacemaker is a small, battery-operated device that can be permanently placed inside the chest or attached externally for temporary use.

Type:
Minimally Invasive Procedure

Rehabilitation Treatments

Cardiac Rehabilitation

MemorialCare is proud to offer cardiac rehabilitation to help heart care patients recover quickly and to return to doing the things they love.

Type:
Rehabilitation

Receiving Centers

Cardiac Receiving Center

If you think you may be experiencing a heart attack, call 9-1-1 immediately so that treatment can start as soon as possible.