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World-Class Services with a Heart


Hoag’s Outpatient Cardiovascular Services at Hoag Health Center Irvine

Janet May was scared. When she began to find it painful to walk short distances around the house and complete her usual activities, she worried that these symptoms might be related to her heart.

After experiencing a heart attack more than a decade earlier, Janet knew the symptoms for women were sometimes atypical.

She made an appointment with Mahmoud R. Eslami, M.D., an expert in interventional cardiology at Hoag. He ordered blood work and an ultrasound test at Hoag’s Vascular Laboratory at Hoag Health Center Irvine.

“When you’re in a cardiovascular situation, you’re very concerned,” Janet said. “Your heart is everything. Of course, you’re scared, but Hoag has a way of making you feel everything is going to be okay.”

Heart and vascular patients like Janet now have access to the latest diagnostic equipment at Hoag Health Center Irvine.

The Irvine outpatient heart and vascular services, one of the renowned programs offered by Hoag’s Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute, is an expansion of the Newport Beach location, bringing world-class specialists, state-of-the-art technology and high quality patient care closer to home for residents of Irvine and the surrounding communities. Irvine’s facility offers the very latest in vascular ultrasound and screening technology.

“Our goal is to provide cardiac services in Irvine that compare with the best clinics in the world,” Dr. Eslami said.

Hoag’s heart and vascular outpatient services provides exams like Electrocardiogram (EKG) to test the electrical activity of your heart, Echocardiogram to produce moving pictures of your heart, and the Holter monitor, which is a portable EKG to monitor your heart activity for extended periods of time. The services facilitate minimally invasive methods for the treatment of certain types of vascular procedures, including venous disease to treat varicose veins, treatment of pseudoaneurysms, guided vascular access for carotid endarterectomy and peripheral vascular disease. Hoag’s Vascular Lab also offers convenient ultrasound screenings for carotid artery, aortic aneurysm and peripheral arterial disease.

Hoag has one of only two vascular labs in California that is accredited in all categories by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) and is only one of four such labs nationwide.

“We want to assure patients that our facilities meet the highest standards in the nation,” Dr. Eslami said. “Our specialized and dedicated team at Hoag lets patients know their heart is in the right hands.”

Following Janet’s diagnostic testing at Hoag’s Vascular Lab, she underwent an angiogram and subsequent stenting in her legs to treat her blockages. While she was nervous, she had complete faith that she was in the best hands with Hoag and Dr. Eslami.

“I give a lot of accolades to the people at Hoag,” she said. “They saved my life. Not only was I fortunate to have a skilled cardiologist, but I was also very well taken care of by the excellent cardiac care unit nurses. They provided unbelievable care and support to me and my family.”

To contact Hoag Vascular Lab, call 888-539-3517. To contact other Hoag outpatient cardiac services in Irvine, call 888-521-8931.