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Why Choose Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital's Cardiology Department?

Your Health. Your Hospital

Our heart is the strongest muscle in our body and is part of a marvelous, yet very vulnerable system. During your lifetime, your heart will beat around 2.5 billion times, pumping blood around the body through arteries and the capillaries in all parts of the body. Our bodies take oxygen and nutrients from the blood, which passes through the liver on the way back, where waste product is removed. The blood then returns to the heart via the veins in the right chambers of the heart.

Care: From the Heart

Advanced equipment allows our experts to accurately visualize anatomy in stunning detail

Cardiology deals with disorders of the heart and includes medical diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease, and electrophysiology. To put it short, cardiology is a specialty concerned with the normal functionality of the heart and the deviation from a healthy heart.

Smoking, an unhealthy diet, and stress are the main causes of heart disease. Although many disorders involve the heart itself, some are outside of the heart. Our goal is to detect, evaluate, and diagnose disorders of the heart early to improve the likelihood of positive outcomes.

Interventional Cardiology & Vascular Treatments

Interventional cardiology is a branch of cardiology that uses non-surgical catheter-based treatment techniques to:

  • remove coronary artery blockages
  • stop heart attacks
  • correct valvular heart disease
  • treat peripheral/aortic vascular problems

This minimally invasive approach has a number of advantages for the patient: it provides minimal discomfort, helps avoid scarring and pain, as well as long post-operative recovery. During the procedure, the physician inserts a catheter into a blood vessel near the groin and uses X-rays to guide the catheter to the area of the blockages. Catheter-based testing helps doctors assess the function of the heart and blood vessels without using an invasive method.

Treatments & Procedures

  • PACEMAKER IMPLANTATION
  • ANGIOGRAM
  • FRACTIONAL FLOW RESERVE (FFR)
  • OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY (OCT)
  • INTRAVASCULAR ULTRASOUND (IVUS)
  • VALVULOPLASTY
  • PERCUTANEOUS VALVE REPLACEMENT
  • PERCUTANEOUS VALVE REPAIR
  • CORONARY THROMBECTOMY

Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Treatments

Using the most advanced new technologies, our expert team performs a number of tests to detect, evaluate, and diagnose disorders of the heart. State-of-the-art equipment allows board-certified cardiologists and highly trained technicians and nurses to accurately visualize the anatomy in stunning detail, leading to improved recognition of the physiological markers of cardiac disease. Once the disease is identified, a treatment plan can begin immediately, improving the likelihood of positive outcomes.

Non-Invasive Technologies We Use at Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital

  • ELECTROCARDIOGRAM
  • HOLTER MONITOR
  • TRANSTHORACIC ECHOCARDIOGRAM
  • TRANSESOPHAGEAL ECHOCARDIOGRAM
  • STRESS TESTS
  • CT CARDIAC & ANGIOGRAPHY

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Frequently Asked Questions

A small or slightly larger bruise is normal.

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The time needed to fully recover after undergoing a defibrillator implantation procedure is usually 4 to 6 weeks but may vary from patient to patient.

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Manufacturers of ICDs promise a period of 5 to 9 years of projected ICD longevity.

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There are various factors that can lead to coronary artery disease (the buildup of plaque in the arteries of the heart) which can cause a heart attack. Some of these factors are age, smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol or triglyceride levels, diabetes, obesity, and stress.

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The heart is a functional muscle that supplies blood to the body. The blood transports oxygen and sustenance to all of the body parts and also carries waste products to multiple organs, particularly to the lungs and kidneys, for removal.

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