Advanced & Comprehensive Cardiovascular Care
The MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute is leading the way in caring for complex cardiovascular disease with world-renowned cardiologists and surgeons utilizing the least invasive approach for patients.
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.
Distinguished as a leading heart and vascular institute, we offer personalized prevention programs, expert physicians, leading diagnostics, advanced treatment, rehabilitation, research and support. We're passionate about providing the highest quality of patient and family-centered care to every patient.
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.
Advancing Research Forward
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.
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When the heart muscle does not get enough blood flow, which carries oxygen to the heart muscle, it results in chest pain (angina pectoris or just angina). Chest pain can occur for several reasons, but it should always be taken seriously as it could be the first sign of a heart attack.
The aorta is the main blood vessel that carries blood throughout the body. An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) occurs when an area of the aorta becomes enlarged or balloons out. If the aneurysm becomes large enough, it may rupture.
This condition is due to multiple, ulcerated, atherosclerotic plaques, which are lined with thrombus of the thoracoabdominal aorta, and is associated with an irregularly shape of the aortic wall at angiography and CT, known as the “shaggy aorta” syndrome.
Diagnostics & Treatments
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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.
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.
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An artificial pacemaker is a small, battery-operated device that can be permanently placed inside the chest or attached externally for temporary use. A pacemaker may be needed when problems occur with the electrical conduction system of the heart.
The Comprehensive Aortic Program offers hybrid repairs for thoracoabdominal and aortic arch aneurysms.
At the MemorialCare Heart and Vascular Centers, a team of specialists ensure patients receive the best, most comprehensive cardiac care available. The care teams work closely with referring physicians to coordinate care and provide seamless communication and reporting.
Heart & Vascular Specialists
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.