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St. Vincent Cardiac Care Institute

(213) 484-7800  Heart@verity.org

A trendsetter in heart treatment since the 1950s, St. Vincent continues to lead by healing.

Cardiologists, heart rhythm specialists, and heart surgeons have come to St. Vincent Cardiac Care Institute, where they can provide the best care for their patients and work in an environment of excellence. Together with a highly skilled institute and hospital team, the doctors can help you improve your cardiovascular health and maintain your independent lifestyle.

Patients have access to the specialized care that they may need now or in the future.

We treat high blood pressure, rapid heart, blocked arteries or veins, and weak valves.

Our cardiologists, electrophysiologists, vascular specialists and heart surgeons come to St. Vincent Cardiac Care Institute where they work with skilled front office staff and back office clinicians to provide the full spectrum of adult cardiology care, beginning with medical management. They use the right diagnostic tools and interventions when necessary.

 

 

State-of-the-art diagnostic tools are available right in the institute.

Some of the more common diagnostic tests can be performed in the Institute, including:

Echocardiography Treadmill Testing

Exercise Echocardiography

EKG (Electrocardiography)

Integrated care is best provided by a collective approach. Depending upon your condition, you will find the right doctor and the right approach to treatment.

St. Vincent Cardiac Care Institute has new diagnostic equipment that’s convenient for both you and your physician. If you need an EKG, a treadmill stress test, an echocardiogram or other diagnostic test, you can get those right in the Institute.

We also have an online education station for you to learn more about your cardiovascular condition and how to take best care of yourself.

GE Mac 5500 Diagnostic Cardiology Machine

GE Cardiac Assessment System for Exercise Testing

Phillips iE33 Echocardiography System

Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories

Symptoms like chest pain, shortness of breath or lower-than-normal energy may be due to a cardiovascular problem. Our cardiologists and electrophysiologists use the cardiac cath labs to diagnose abnormalities like blocked arteries, heart rhythm and valve disorders.

St. Vincent Medical Center was the first hospital in Los Angeles to offer transesophageal echocardiography, a non-invasive way for cardiologists to view the beating heart.

If you require further diagnostic testing, you will be seen in the Cardiac Cath Lab.

We will assess your heart function and the condition of your entire cardiovascular system and treat you accordingly. If necessary, your physician may need to take you to the Cardiac Catheterization Clinic where a variety of tests or procedures may be performed, including:

  • Pacemaker implant
  • Electrophysiology Study
  • Angiography with or without Vascular Stenting
  • Radiofrequency Ablation—The use of radiowave energy to modify the heart’s electrical circuits

St. Vincent Cardiac Care Institute – the future of cardiovascular care.

St. Vincent Cardiac Care Institute practitioners are established Los Angeles specialists with expertise in caring for patients and helping them live better, healthier lives. The physicians and staff at the Institute will take good care of you.

Patients go to the institute, where they receive comprehensive, integrated cardiovascular care. Specialists use all the tools in the arsenal of medical care: medication, health education and lifestyle modification, diagnostic testing and minimally invasive interventions when necessary. If intervention is necessary, procedures are performed at St. Vincent Medical Center.

St. Vincent Cardiac Care Institute staffers are multi-lingual and helpful as part of your health team.

  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

As a Catholic hospital, we serve a higher purpose – taking care of you in body, mind and spirit. We provide compassionate care in a respectful manner.

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