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The MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute specializes in minimally invasive heart procedures, including Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) and minimally invasive heart valve surgery. With these innovative techniques, patients benefit from fewer complications, less scarring, greater comfort and faster recoveries.
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Occurs when faulty electrical signals cause the top chambers of the heart (atria) to beat very quickly and irregularly.
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Aortitis entails inflammatory changes in the aortic wall that causes necrosis and destruction of structural elements of the vessel wall.
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) refers to diseases of blood vessels outside of the heart and brain. It is often a narrowing of vessels that carry blood to the legs, arms, stomach or kidneys. Varicose veins are an example of PVD in the veins.
Cardiomyopathy is the disease of the heart muscle. There are many reasons why this can occur including coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, certain viruses and genetics. Cardiomyopathy usually results in an enlarged heart and ultimately heart failure.
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic test that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to provide pictures of the heart and blood vessels inside the body. MRI provides information that, in many cases, cannot be obtained from an X–ray, ultrasound or CT scan.
Cardiac nuclear study is a painless exam that uses radioactive tracers to capture images of the heart and vascular system. Images reveal how the blood flows to the heart and how the heart pumps while under stress and at rest.
Duplex ultrasound combines Doppler flow information and conventional imaging information, sometimes called B-mode, to allow physicians to see the structure of your blood vessels.
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Catheter ablation is a non-surgical technique used to pinpoint and interrupt specific abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). State-of-the-art mapping equipment is used to generate 3-D images of the heart’s chambers to locate the area causing the arrhythmia.
CABG (pronounced like the word "cabbage") stands for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Coronary artery bypass (CABG) surgery, also referred to as Coronary Revascularization, reroutes blood flow around a blockage in the coronary artery so the heart muscle can maintain a good blood supply.
The Yacoub remodeling procedure uses a scalloped design to create a new aortic root out of Dacron.
Selecting specialists to treat your heart and vascular disease or condition is an important decision to make. When selecting a team of physicians it is important to look for specialists who are highly trained in their fields. The comprehensive teams of expert heart and vascular care specialists at MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institutes located in Orange County and Los Angeles County are devoted to innovative heart care to improve the lives of residents in Southern California.
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