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The MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Long Beach Medical Center offers the latest in advanced technologies, nationally recognized physicians and innovative treatments to provide the complete continuum of cardiovascular care.
Our best practice treatments, research and support programs are delivered with the latest technology in dedicated catheterization laboratories and operating rooms configured to fulfill the unique requirements of cardiovascular medicine.
Our care team diagnoses cardiovascular disease using the most advanced, non-invasive, and minimally invasive approaches. We use the latest in cardiovascular imaging equipment to provide a high-quality, integrated approach.
We offer the least invasive ways to care for complex cardiovascular issues through a minimally invasive first approach with catheters or tiny incisions. Utilizing the least invasive surgical techniques and specialized equipment, our cardiovascular surgeons perform the same lifesaving procedures while avoiding traditional open-heart surgery allowing patients to get back to their lives quicker by saving healthy tissue, reducing scarring and bleeding, and accelerating recovery time.
Cardiothoracic surgeons at Long Beach Medical Center use the da Vinci® Xi™ - the latest robotic-assisted surgical system on the market – to provide additional minimally invasive treatment options. The da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System gives surgeons a 3D visualization of the operating field with more precision and better optics. The surgical instruments give surgeons more freedom of movement, giving physicians access to hard-to-reach spots.
Through cutting-edge cardiac research, many of the newest and best treatment opportunities and technologies are available for our patients. By providing medications, devices, and therapies to the community – long before they become available elsewhere – makes our MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute a recognized leader in innovative, quality cardiac care.
We participate in the most scientifically sound protocols in cardiovascular research and is dedicated to offering qualified patients the latest treatment options available through innovation in medications, devices, and procedures.
Our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is designed to help those with heart conditions recover, as well as resume, develop, and/or maintain an active, heart-healthy lifestyle. Patients have access to nutritional counseling, structured exercise, risk factor modification, and educational opportunities.
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Aortitis entails inflammatory changes in the aortic wall that causes necrosis and destruction of structural elements of the vessel wall.
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.
This condition occurs when the aorta tears or ruptures. The degree of injury can range from minimal bruising of the aorta to complete separation and rupture.
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Computed tomography angiography is an exam that uses a contrast (dye) that is placed into the blood stream so that vessels in the body can be seen when an internal image is taken. With Computed Tomography (CT) scanning you will lie on a CT examination table as it moves through the scanner.
An electrophysiology (EP) study is a test that records the electrical activity and the electrical pathways of your heart. This test is done to help determine the cause of a heart rhythm disturbance and used to provide possible treatment options. This procedure is done in a cardiac catheterization lab.
Abdominal ultrasound is a painless exam that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture images of internal views of the stomach and nearby blood vessels. A special jelly is placed on the stomach while a wand-like device called a transducer is moved around.
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The Angiography Suite is a unique innovation offered through the MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute. The suite takes minimally invasive capabilities to a higher level, with advanced imaging technology supporting a wide variety of interventional vascular procedures.
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.
MemorialCare is proud to offer cardiac rehabilitation to help heart care patients recover quickly and to return to doing the things they love. Our cardiac rehabilitation centers will help you improve your overall physical, mental and social functions.
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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