The Heart of the Matter
For cardiac care, trust our highly skilled healthcare team to provide you
with the best care possible.
St. Jude Medical Center is home to a respected team of experts who are
raising the bar for cardiovascular care in Southern California.
Our cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, electrophysiologists, interventional
cardiologists and other specialists diagnose and treat a wide range of
heart and vascular conditions.
From arrhythmias and congenital heart disease, to valve disorders and hypertension,
we are working to continuously evolve and improve standards of care and outcomes.
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St. Jude was recently once again recognized as one of the nation’s
highest performing hospitals in cardiac surgery and heart failure by U.S.
News & World Report. We are also one of only ten hospitals in the
state to be designated as a center of excellence in cardiac treatment
by Blue Cross/Blue Shield, an honor earned through exceptional care and results.
Society of Thoracic Surgeons awarded St. Jude Medical Center with the highest rating possible for performing
coronary artery bypass graft surgery, including open-heart and less invasive
approaches using outcomes from a nationwide study.
We have a comprehensive team of cardiologists, surgeons, nurses and other
healthcare professionals who work together to bring the most advanced
care to each patient, and our services are delivered with care and compassion.
Cardiac Care Services
Our cardiac services include:
Cardiac Catheterization Labs
Here, our experienced electrophysiologists and interventional cardiologists
perform advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures by threading a
catheter through an artery to the heart. This minimally-invasive approach
allows innovative solutions to some of today’s common cardiac conditions,
such as the placement of a miniaturized, leadless pacemaker to treat atrial
We offer one of the state’s most sophisticated surgical settings,
including a “hybrid” cardiovascular suite. This cutting-edge
suite combines the diagnostic power of 4D imaging with both minimally-invasive
interventional procedures and traditional open-surgery techniques in the
same procedure. The all-in-one, diagnosis-to-treatment suite incorporates
numerous imaging modalities, from dynamic CT imaging to a biplane digital
angiography system, while allowing successful treatment of complex or
formerly inoperable conditions.
This effective multi-phase
cardiac rehabilitation program offers a carefully designed blend of exericse therapy, education and support
to help you recover faster, reduce your future risk, and give you more
energy to do the things you love. Our multidisciplinary rehabilitation
team includes cardiologists, advance-practice cardiac nurses, exercise
physiologists, educators and registered dieticians--each contributing
their expertise to help you regain your health and improve your quality of life.
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