MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute
Offering state-of-the-art technology and personalized care, the MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Saddleback Medical Center provides comprehensive cardiovascular services for prevention, screenings, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of heart disease for South Orange County residents. Care managers, in collaboration with physicians and other health care providers, coordinate all aspects of your care while in the hospital and throughout personalized clinical care.
Saddleback Medical Center is only one of a few designated cardiac receiving centers in Orange County, with emergency cardiac treatment times that are one of the fastest in Orange County. Our state-of-the-art facilities and programs feature full-service cardiovascular catheterization laboratories for diagnostics, cardiovascular pre-admission testing, minimally invasive interventions, and an open-heart surgery program. Saddleback Medical Center was instrumental in pioneering beating heart surgery and achieves excellent outcomes for heart repair. After receiving inpatient care, most cardiac patients will continue their treatment with the cardiac rehabilitation program for lifestyle modification and cardiovascular education.
If you think you may be experiencing a heart attack, call 9-1-1 immediately so that treatment can start as soon as possible. Do not drive yourself or wait for a ride from a friend or family member.
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An aneurysm is an abnormal widening or ballooning of a portion of an artery due to weakness in the wall of the blood vessel. A thoracic aortic aneurysm occurs in the part of the body's largest artery (the aorta) that passes through the chest.
Congenital heart disease is a heart condition where the structure of the heart and vessels do not form correctly during fetal development in the uterus. Defects can form in the walls of the heart, heart valves, and arteries and veins leading to the heart.
Heart failure, sometimes known as Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), occurs when the heart can't pump enough to the rest of the body. If the heart muscle cannot pump enough blood, it cannot meet the body's needs for blood and oxygen. The heart is a pump that circulates the blood throughout the body.
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Holter monitoring—also known as ambulatory electrocardiography (EKG)—is a battery-operated, portable device that measures and records the heart’s electrical activity. The holter monitor is worn during daily activities, including when you sleep.
An electrocardiogram, better known as an EKG, is a noninvasive diagnostic test that uses electrodes to record the electrical activity of the heart while active and at rest. It can assist in diagnosing a number of heart conditions, including problems with heart size (cardiomyopathy or hypertrophy) and abnormal heart rhythms.
Arterial duplex scan is a painless exam that uses high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to capture internal images of the major arteries in the arms, legs and neck. A special jelly is placed on the area being examined while a wand-like device called a transducer is passed lightly over the skin above the artery.
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We perform implant, extraction and replacement of pacing leads.
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.
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), also called biventricular pacing, is delivered by a small, battery-operated device that can be permanently placed inside you. This new therapy is typically used for ventricular dysynchrony, a type of heart failure, where the two ventricles in the heart are not beating at the same tim
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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