Cardiology Care in Southern California
Get Help Fighting Against the United States' Number-One Killer
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. Methodist
Hospital of Southern California 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.
Methodist Hospital's cardiac program has been recognized as Center
of Excellence from the Joint Commission.
Chest Pain: When Minutes Matter
When dealing with a heart attack or cardiac event every minute counts.
Methodist 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 in 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 accompanies 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 perform 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:
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.
For more information on our Cardiology Program, contact our team directly