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Hoag Heart and Vascular Institute in Irvine

As one of the preeminent cardiovascular centers on the west Coast,The Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute (HHVI) remains the highest quality and volume cardiovascular program in Orange County. with the opening of Hoag Hospital Irvine, HHVI will continue to lead the way by delivering the highest level of care, expert medical leadership and technology to Irvine residents and surrounding community members.
Irvine and South Orange County residents now have access to a high level of quality care that the community has come to expect from Hoag Hospital Newport Beach.
HHVI in Irvine offers comprehensive diagnostic and focused therapeutic cardiovascular services performed in two new state-of-the-art catheterization laboratories. The catheterizations labs, shared with interventional radiology, are designed for heart attack treatment, stent placement in blood vessels outside the heart and the insertion of arrhythmia treatment devices including pacemakers and defibrillators.
Much of Hoag Hospital Irvine’s heart services are clustered near its emergency department, which has 14 beds designed to meet the growing needs of the Orange County community.
Hoag Hospital Irvine will also feature a full complement of non-invasive cardiovascular services including the most advanced cardiac low-dose radiation computerized tomography (CT) scanner, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), EKG,stress testing, Holter monitoring, event recording, and echocardiography. Transthoracic and transesophogeal echocardiography will also be available at the Irvine campus.
“This is a very exciting time for residents of Irvine and all of South Orange County,” says Bahram Eslami, M.D., chief of cardiovascular services at Hoag Hospital Irvine. “The addition of state-of-the-art invasive and non-invasive technology at Irvine brings Hoag’s world-class heart and vascular care closer to home for many Orange County residents.”
The most advanced technology to detect heart disease in the earliest stages
One of the most advanced new CT scanners, featuring low-dose radiation and high quality images, will be part of the heart and vascular services offered at Hoag Hospital Irvine. This superior technology will be available for all diagnostic cardiac CT procedures, including those performed for patients with chest pain that come to the emergency department.
This sophisticated low-dose cardiac CT equipment provides the highest quality imaging, but also reduces radiation exposure by up to 60 percent. Hoag is the only facility on the West Coast to offer this innovative technology and the reduction in radiation combined with improved image quality allows Hoag experts to provide the most accurate diagnosis more efficiently and safely.
The most advanced catheterization labs to treat more than the heart
A benefit of having a state-of-the-art catheterization lab shared with interventional radiology is that they are designed to treat blockages in blood vessels throughout the entire body, in addition to the heart. Conditions that cause narrowing of the blood vessels, such as peripheral vascular disease (PVD) and peripheral artery disease (PAD), affect millions of Americans every year but often go undetected because patients experience little to no symptoms. The experts at Hoag Hospital Irvine can easily treat these diseases through minimally invasive peripheral vascular stenting available in the catheterization labs
Heart attack care closer to home
Studies have shown that the faster an occluded artery in patients with heart attack is opened, the better chance they have for survival and decreased damage to the heart. Hoag Hospital Irvine will offer emergency treatment for heart attack.The Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute? in Newport Beach is well respected for delivering the highest level of quality care due in large part to its world-renowned physicians and its ability to respond urgently to patient needs. These same quality experts will serve patients at Hoag Hospital Irvine as well.
“When something unforeseen happens, you want to be as close as possible to a hospital that can manage the problem. The fact that patients will be able to receive emergency care and treatment for a variety of heart and vascular conditions closer to home is very comforting,” adds Dr. Eslami. “I believe Irvine residents already know and trust the experts at Hoag and are highly anticipating the opening of Hoag Hospital Irvine.”
Although a wide range of heart and vascular services will be available at Hoag Hospital Irvine, the most complex conditions will remain the focus of the team at Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute in Newport Beach.
The Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute is the leading expert in cardiovascular care
The Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute in Newport Beach has a trusted and nationally recognized reputation for delivering the highest level of quality, comprehensive care. Hoag Hospital was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® for cardiovascular care by Thomson Reuters in 2010, proving that Hoag stands apart from its competitors.
The Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute (HHVI) has achieved national accreditation for all of its programs and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons recently placed Hoag in the highest category for quality cardiac surgery, a rating achieved by only 10 percent of hospitals nationwide.
The Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute physicians perform more surgeries and procedures with better outcomes than any other hospital in the county. Hoag’s exclusive cardiac surgeons are among the top in the nation and the Heart Valve Center is internationally recognized for expertise in complex valve surgery and mitral valve repair. From echocardiography to breakthrough technology including drug-eluting carotid stenting, Hoag Heart and Vascular Institute in Newport Beach is recognized as a leader in heart and vascular services in the nation.
For more information, call 949/764-5871.