Cardiology Services

The Heart and Vascular Center at Huntington Hospital offers the following cardiology services and programs.

Cardiac Catheterization

We provide a full range of cardiac and vascular diagnostic and interventional services to patients with coronary artery disease. Our multidisciplinary team provides an unparalleled level of care 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. In addition, a nurse navigator provides ongoing support and educational services designed to reduce the risk of another cardiovascular event to all patients receiving cardiac procedures.

For more information, or to make a referral please call 626-397-5221.

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Our Services

We have a dedicated family waiting room and three catheterization laboratories complete with state-of-the-art technology, including digital, high-resolution radiography and a bi-plane angiographic system. Cardiac catheterization laboratory services include:

  • Angioplasty (PTCA)
  • CardioMEMS
  • Coronary arteriography
  • Coronary angiography
  • Intravascular ultrasound
  • Patient foramen ovale (PFO) and atrial septal defect (ASD) closure
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) stenting
  • Rotoblator procedure
  • Valvuloplasty (mitral and aortic)

The Highest Standards

  • We serve as a designated ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) receiving center for Los Angeles County, and consistently exceeds national standards for time-to-treatment.
  • We achieved a distinctive five-star rating in national quality indicators and is among the top performing heart centers in the country in heart-attack care.
  • Quality outcomes are benchmarked against the American College of Cardiology for all diagnostic and interventional procedures performed in the catheterization lab.
  • We were the first hospital in the San Gabriel Valley to utilize the newly-approved drug-eluting stent for the treatment of coronary artery disease.

Cardiac Rehabilitation and Education

We offer services designed to assist patients recovering from coronary artery disease and cardiothoracic surgical procedures. Our goal is to improve your general fitness with an emphasis on cardiac conditioning, risk factor modification, cardiac disease education, treatment and prevention as well as health maintenance.

For more information or to make a referral please call 626-397-5221.

Your Cardiac Rehab Team

Under the supervision of a physician, your cardiac rehab team works together to coordinate a peronalized program for each patient. Your team includes registered nurses, a registered dietitian and a licensed clinical social worker. Registered nurses supervise all exercise sessions and are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support techniques and exercise physiology principles. A physician is available at all times.

On average, 94 percent of patients admitted to the program successfully complete their wellness plan.

Heart Wellness

Our Comprehensive Heart Wellness Program includes:

  • Comprehensive history and screening by registered nurses
  • Personalized consultation with a registered dietitian, heart-healthy nutrition counseling, diabetes education, body fat testing and cooking classes designed specifically for individuals with heart disease
  • Individualized exercise program to maintain lifestyle changes
  • Inpatient and outpatient access to emotional assessment and counseling, as needed
  • Stress management, including individual counseling, group lectures and spouse support
  • Heart-to-Heart mentorship from former heart patients who are available to answer questions from a patient's perspective

Dedicated Facilities

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is located in the Wingate Building, with dedicated rehabilitation facilities and state-of-the-art equipment designed to assist patients in achieving the highest level of cardiac function possible. Services are provided Monday through Friday, from 5:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cardiac Surgery

Our Cardiothoracic Surgery Program offers invasive and minimally-invasive surgeries for patients with diseases of the heart, lungs, esophagus and chest wall.

For more information, please call 626-397-5221.

Surgical Procedures

Our dedicated heart team and surgical suite are on call 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. The cardiothoracic surgery team consists of board-certified cardiothoracic surgeons, board-certified anesthesiologists, advanced practice nurses and technologists. Our surgeons and clinical staff offer comprehensive state-of-the-art surgical procedures, including:

Support Team

The Cardiothoracic Surgery Program includes a dedicated clinical nurse specialist who provides education and training for staff providing care to cardiothoracic surgical patients postoperative and in the ICU. In addition, our team of caring clinical professionals includes a dedicated nurse practitioner with a specialization in cardiac medicine who provides education, counseling and post-discharge coordination of care for each patient to ensure they achieve the best possible outcome.

The Cardiothoracic Surgery Program is dedicated to improving the quality of care and ensuring superior clinical outcomes for all our patients. Our surgeons and clinical staff participate in ongoing clinical trials, and several of our surgeons serve as faculty members at nationally-renowned academic institutions. In addition, Huntington Hospital participates in the STS national outcomes database program and the California CABG Outcomes Reporting Program (CCORP), contributing valuable outcomes data to the research community.

Electrophysiology

We offer the most advanced invasive and non-invasive electrophysiology diagnostic and treatment services available in the industry. A multidisciplinary team of board-certified electrophysiology cardiologists, registered nurses and technologists provides care in a state-of-the-art facility equipped with digital, high-resolution radiography, 3-D mapping technology and a bi-plane angiographic system.

For referral to an electrophysiology physician, please call (800) 903-9233.

Services

Electrophysiology services include:

  • Electrophysiology studies and mapping of the heart
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)
  • Leadless pacemakers
  • Loop monitors
  • Radiofrequency arrhythmia ablation
  • Permanent pacemaker implantation
  • Tilt-table tests

Highest Standards

We are dedicated to advancing the practice of electrophysiology and cardiac medicine and participates in several clinical research studies, including the MADIT trial. The program is led by a physician with board certification in clinical cardiac electrophysiology and cardiovascular disease, and fellowship training in electrophysiology. The electrophysiology laboratory is dedicated to continuous quality improvement and participates in the National Cardiac Device Registry. Our physicians are involved in extensive research and several of our medical staff serve as faculty members at nationally-renowned academic institutions.

Support Services

Consultative and diagnostic reports will be provided to referring physicians within 24 hours of service. The electrophysiology lab provides routine services Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Emergency services are provided 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-per-week.

Non-invasive vascular laboratory service

Our Non-invasive Vascular Laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the diagnosis of vascular and arterial disease.

Non-invasive vascular services are provided in the Huntington Pavilion, our comprehensive outpatient facility adjacent to Huntington Hospital.

For more information, or to make a referral please call 626-397-5221.

The lab provides a comprehensive array of services to patients requiring vascular studies, including:

  • Abdominal vascular studies
  • Carotid studies
  • Peripheral arterial scanning
  • Peripheral venous scanning
  • Transcranial imaging
  • Vein mapping

Support Services

Non-invasive laboratory services are performed Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., at the Huntington Pavilion. Same-day scheduling is available through the emergency department, and testing is available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week in the inpatient vascular lab. Final reports for non-emergent patients are provided to referring physicians within 24 hours of service.

Screening and Diagnosis

Our Emergency Department is dedicated to providing prompt intervention during a cardiac emergency. One of the most important predictors heart attack survival is how long the patients wait to receive care. When a patient is admitted through Huntington Hospital's emergency department, intervention begins within minutes of arrival. Patients move from the Emergency Room to our cardiac catheterization laboratory significantly faster than the national average.

We offer a full range of diagnostic services to patients experiencing heart-related problems. Our testing capabilities permit us to determine the presence and extent of cardiac diseases and disorders. In many cases, a patient's condition can be diagnosed using exclusively noninvasive techniques.

For a physician referral, please call (​800) 903-9233.

Diagnostic Services

  • Cardiovascular risk screening performed in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Center
  • Electrocardiography and all the types of echocardiography (TTE/TEE) procedures performed in non-invasive cardiology
  • Exercise testing as well as pharmacological stress testing, which allows us to stimulate exercise among patients who have orthopedic or other movement difficulties performed in Non-Invasive Cardiology
  • Non-invasive evaluation of peripheral and cerebral brain circulation performed in our Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory Services
  • Comprehensive Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Services including angiography, electrophysiology procedures and peripheral arterial interventions

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