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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.
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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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Heart disease is the number one killer of women over the age of 25 in the United States irrespective of race or ethnicity. Each year, six times as many women die of cardiovascular disease than of breast cancer. The condition affects approximately 10 percent of women between the ages of 45 and 64, and one in four women over
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.
Aortic dissection is defined as acute within 14 days after onset of symptoms. This definition is used in trials and in clinical practice. In contrast to patients with acute complications, such as rupture, rapid enlargement and malperfusion, patients with chronic dissection are treated for aneurysm formation.
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Echocardiography, also known as an echocardiogram and echo test, is a painless test that uses sound waves, ultrasound, to produce images of your heart—showing its size, structure and motion. It provides valuable information about your heart health and can determine the presence of many types of heart disease.
The MRA equipment consists of a table that slides in and out of a donut-shaped machine.
A stress test helps determine how the heart functions during exercise to diagnose coronary artery disease, heart-related conditions, and to examine the effectiveness of heart treatments. While exercising on a treadmill, your heart rate, blood pressure and EKG are monitored.
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An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) or subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (SICD) is a small, battery-operated device. The ICD can be permanently placed inside the chest or just under the skin to monitor heart rate and rhythm to detect any rapid and/or irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias).
This procedure, a variation of the original Bentall procedure, is a simultaneous replacement of the aortic valve, root and the entire ascending aorta.
Peripheral angiography captures images of peripheral arteries (arteries in the lower abdomen, kidneys, arms, legs and feet). Peripheral arteries, that supply blood to the head and neck or the abdomen and legs, do not normally show up on X-rays.
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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