Cardiology

World-class care for matters of the heart.

Offering a full spectrum of cardiology services - including screening and diagnostic tests, advanced medical and surgical treatments, and cardiac rehabilitation and education programs - our Huntington Hospital Heart and Vascular Center provides superior care, and we do it with heart. By the numbers: we perform 2,000 catheterizations and electrophysiology procedures, and 42,000 non-invasive cardiac diagnostic procedures each year.
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In 2018, U.S. News & World Report ranked Huntington Hospital as a Best Regional Hospital in 14 types of care, including High Performing designations for aortic valve surgery, heart bypass and heart failure.

The Huntington Hospital Heart and Vascular Center exceeded national standards in nine out of 10 clinical measures, and has been recognized as a Center of Distinction by Blue Cross of California.

Our cardiology program strives to provide our patients with the most innovative treatments to achieve the best results. Learn more about TAVR and WATCHMAN treatments offered at Huntington Hospital.

Our Medical Director

Azhil (Alex) Durairaj, MDAzhil (Alex) Durairaj, MD, is the medical director for our cardiology program. Board-certified in interventional cardiology, endovascular medicine and vascular interpretation, Dr. Durairaj received his medical training at USC Medical School and earned his undergraduate degree from Pomona College. While he has always been local to the Pasadena area, Dr. Durairaj was recruited to work at Huntington Hospital in 2006 so that he could introduce advanced cardiology procedures, previously only available in large, academic hospital settings. The excellent outcomes Huntington Hospital is known for remains the perfect fit for Dr. Durairaj to practice advanced and life-saving cardiology in a state-of-the-art facility.

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Cardiology Services

We offer a full spectrum of cardiology services, including screening and diagnostic tests, advanced medical and surgical treatments, and cardiac rehabilitation and education programs.

Our Huntington Hospital Heart and Vascular Center provides state-of-the-art medical care for the following conditions:

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Thrombosis
  • Arrhythmias
  • Surgical procedures for the heart, chest, esophagus and lungs
  • All other conditions of the heart

With board certified professionals and advanced practitioners on our team, you can rest-assured that you or your loved one will be in highly qualified hands when you visit us. Some of the services we offer our heart patients include:

We have a dedicated family waiting room, and a specialized registered nurse navigator is available to provide education and ongoing support to patients and their families.

We use a team approach in which our medical staff, advanced practice nurses, technologists and nurse navigators collaborate to manage and treat of each patient to ensure the best possible outcome. Diagnostic and treatment services are offered 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. A team of specialists is available on-call to provide a comprehensive level of care to individuals experiencing a myocardial infarction or other cardiac or vascular emergency.

If you think you are experiencing a heart attack, please call 9-1-1 immediately.
Time is a critical factor when treating heart attack.

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