MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute
The MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute (MHVI) at Saddleback Medical Center offers comprehensive, personalized care for the most complex cardiac and vascular conditions. Our MHVI physicians and clinical teams coordinate all aspects of your heart and vascular care, from prevention, screening, and diagnosis throughout treatment and rehabilitation.
Saddleback Medical Center is a Designated Cardiac Receiving Center, with emergency cardiac treatment times that are some 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 one of the most cardiac surgery programs in the region. Saddleback Medical Center was instrumental in pioneering beating heart surgery and achieves excellent outcomes for heart repair. After receiving inpatient care, most cardiac patients continue their treatment in our cardiac rehabilitation program.
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.
Take the Heat Health assessment to see if you may be at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease in the near future.
We want you to be well-informed in advance about your out-of-pocket healthcare costs. Our cost estimator tool offers you a way to estimate the amount for which you may be responsible prior to receiving services at MemorialCare.
MemorialCare accepts most major HMO, PPO, and EPO, health plans, as well as Medicare, private indemnity and supplemental insurance plans.
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Heart Disease, also known as Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) or Cardiovascular Disease, is a condition that involves the narrowing or blocking of the coronary arteries.
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.
Atrial fibrillation (AF) results from multiple electrical impulses firing from both upper chambers of the heart (right and left atrium). It causes the heart to beat fast, very irregularly, and with less efficiency than with normal rhythm. AF can occur intermittently (paroxysmal AF). Episodes can occur frequently or rarely.
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A chest X-ray is a black and white image of the chest area which shows the heart, lungs and bones of the rib cage. The chest X-ray does not show the inside of the heart, but does show its size, shape and location.
MemorialCare’s laboratory services provide comprehensive and dependable diagnostic tests (including COVID testing). Our board-certified pathologists are available to assist physicians in a variety of studies.
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.
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Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction) is a Medical Emergency
When angioplasty and other minimally invasive methods of clearing blocked arteries are no longer an option, or if multiple vessels are blocked, your physician may recommend Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG pronounced like cabbage) as the best course for treatment.
Septal myectomy surgery is performed to remove part of an enlarged heart muscle called the septal muscle. This surgery is typically performed if medications are not working or are not an option to treat hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, an enlarged heart muscle in the left ventricle.
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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