Cardiac Care & Cardiology Services
Get Help Fighting Against the United States' Number-One Killer
Cardiology Program: 626-898-8845
We have learned a lot about heart health in the last 25 years, and now these once nearly unstoppable conditions have become treatable through lifestyle changes, medication, and surgery. One of the best defenses against heart disease is diagnosing it before it results in a cardiac event. USC Arcadia Hospital Cardiac Care offers the latest diagnostic and treatment services. Our highly qualified Chest Pain Team is available 24 hours a day to evaluate and relieve chest pain quickly. Whether you are having a heart attack or believe you are at a high risk of heart disease our team is ready to perform a thorough examination and help you make critical changes that give patients a second chance at life.
USC Arcadia Hospital's cardiac care program has been recognized as Center of Excellence.
Chest Pain: When Minutes Matter
When dealing with a heart attack or cardiac event every minute counts. USC Arcadia Hospital is a dedicated STEMI receiving center for diagnosing and quickly treating heart attack patients.
Know when to go-signs you may be having a heart attack:
- Intermittent chest pain
- Squeezing or tearing sensation in the chest that may radiate to the arm, neck, or back
- Shortness of breath
- Stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting
- Mild to severe pain or pressure in your stomach, arm, throat, or jaw
The above list is not an exhaustive list of heart attack symptoms. If you ever experience a sudden discomfort in your chest accompanied by weakness or dizziness it is in your best interest to seek medical attention.
Fast Acting Critical Care
The Chest Pain Team works round the clock in the Emergency Department and immediately performs an electrocardiogram (EKG) on patients complaining of chest pain. If heart attack signs are present you will be transferred to the catheterization laboratory and undergo an angiogram, which pinpoints the location of a closed artery. From there, the experienced team takes fast action and performs whichever procedure they believe will be most effective and treating the attack.
We provide a full spectrum of cardiac services, including:
- Diagnostic services
- Coronary interventions
- Cardiac surgery
- Cardiac cath and stenting
- Carotid stenting
- Peripheral interventions
- Open-heart surgery
- Non-invasive cardiology exams and tests
- Non-invasive vascular laboratory services
- Cardiac rehab
Cardiac care often requires that you make some lifestyle changes to develop healthier habits. This can be a difficult challenge to go alone. Cardiac Rehab is an evidence-based program to help patients make lifestyle changes while in a program monitored by your medical team. In addition, we are proud to provide our patients access to the Mended Heart program where cardiac patients and their caregivers can interact with other people dealing with similar conditions and discuss their treatments. Speaking with others working to overcome heart disease can be very encouraging and help motivate you into sticking to new diets and exercises that will keep your heart pumping for a long time.Take a tour of our Cath Lab
For more information on our Cardiology Program, contact our team directly at 626-898-8845.