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 ofHoag
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 fromHoag Hospital
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 ofarrhythmia 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 advancedcardiac 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,” saysBahram 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-artcatheterization 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 atHoag 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
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 atJeffrey 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 Va?scular 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 andthe 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.