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Cardio Services

At Fountain Valley Regional Hospital & Medical Center, we provide resources that can help you navigate your heart journey. Whether you’re suffering from arrhythmia, coronary artery disease or any other heart condition, we’re here for you and are ready to help you connect with the doctors and health professionals who can provide the high-quality, safe care you deserve.

Cardiac Catheterization Lab Procedures
The catheterization lab at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center’s heart care program is equipped with some of the latest digital imaging technology to assist our surgeons with diagnosing, evaluating and monitoring problems with the heart. The procedures done in cardiac catheterization lab include

  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Coronary stent placement
  • Coronary angioplasties and revascularization
  • Intracoronary echo ultrasound (ICE) and digital cardiovascular imaging
  • Radial artery cardiac catheterization
  • Cardiac ablation
  • Atrial septal defect closures
  • Atrial fibrillation ablation
  • Laser atherectomy
  • Rotational and orbital atherectomy
  • Carotid stenting

Hybrid Operating Room
The hybrid operating room at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital & Medical Center is designed for complex yet less invasive heart and blood vessel treatments. From this single suite outfitted with advanced technology, multidisciplinary medical teams work together to perform both traditional open surgeries and minimally invasive procedures, such as repairing defective heart valves or aneurysms.

Early Heart Attack Care
Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center’s Chest Pain Center is accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers, which means that Fountain Valley meets or exceeds quality-of-care measures associated with diagnosing and treating heart attacks.

Blood Conservation Program
The Blood Conservation Program, which endeavors to minimize blood loss by using special blood conservation methods, is available upon request to any patient who desires medical care without the use of donor blood.

Procedures to Diagnose and Treat

  • 2D echo/Doppler
  • 3D transesophageal echo (TEE)
  • Stress/nuclear stress testing
  • Holter monitoring

Cardiac surgery

  • Coronary artery bypass (CAB) surgery and minimally invasive CAB
  • Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery
  • Off-pump coronary artery bypass graft (OPCAGB) surgery
  • Endoscopic vein harvesting
  • Aortic aneurysm repair
  • Resection of myxoma
  • Repair of atrial septal defect
  • Repair of ventricular septal defect

Cardiac valve surgery

  • Mitral valve repair or replacement
  • Aortic valve repair or replacement
  • Tricuspid valve repair
  • Pulmonary valve repair
  • Repair of valves that have previously been operated on

Minimally invasive valve surgery

  • Mitral valve repair or replacement
  • Aortic valve repair or replacement
  • Mini-Maze for atrial fibrillation
  • Repair of valves that have previously been operated on

Vascular and endovascular procedures

  • Carotid endarterectomy surgery
  • Carotid stenting
  • Endovascular stent repair of abdominal and thoracic aneurysms
  • Endovascular stenting for peripheral vascular disease
  • Femoral popliteal bypass
  • Renal dialysis fistulas
  • Thrombolytic therapy
  • Pulse volume recording (PVR)

Thoracic Surgery Procedures

  • Thoracotomy lung resection
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Spinal exposure for orthopedic and neurologic surgery
  • Chest wall resection and reconstruction

Minimally invasive thoracic surgery

  • Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lung biopsy
  • VATS bullectomy and pleural sclerosis
  • VATS resection of tumor
  • VATS lung resection and pneumonectomy

Electrophysiology (EP) Services

  • Device implantations and revisions including pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and biventricular pacemaker/ICDs for management of heart failure
  • Laser lead extraction
  • Simple ablations for right sided supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)
  • Complex ablations for AFib, left-sided atrial tachycardia/flutter and ventricular tachycardia (VT)
  • Cardioversion

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