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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.
Occurs when faulty electrical signals cause the top chambers of the heart (atria) to beat very quickly and irregularly.
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Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction) is a Medical Emergency
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. Have an ambulance take you to a hospital that is a cardiac
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.
Varicose veins are dilated veins that have lost their valve effectiveness and become elongated, bulged and thickened. Veins carry blood from the capillaries to the heart. In the leg, this means the blood has to flow upward, against gravity. These veins have one-way valves to prevent the blood from flowing backwards.
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Carotid ultrasound is a painless and harmless test to look for disease in the two main blood vessels that provide blood flow to the brain. Ultrasound uses sound waves instead of radiation to generate snapshots or moving pictures of structures inside the body.
Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM) is a battery-operated, portable device that can be attached to your belt. The device connects to a cuff that is placed around the arm and under clothing.
The Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) test is performed by measuring blood pressure at the ankle and in the arm while a person is at rest. The test can also be conducted while exercising, in which case the blood pressure measurements are repeated at both sites after a few minutes of walking on a treadmill.
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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.
When noninvasive methods of clearing blocked arteries are no longer an option, or if multiple vessels are blocked, a vascular care physician may recommend peripheral vascular surgery as the best course for treatment.
Vascular disease is a disease of the blood vessels. When blood vessels are working as they should, blood moves through an intricate system to supply the organs, limbs and muscles with the right amount of this vital fluid. The circulation system also carries toxins to organs that eliminate them from the body.
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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