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Maybe you’re living with heart disease or hoping to prevent it. Or perhaps you have symptoms of a heart problem that should be evaluated. No matter your reason for giving your heart some extra attention, you can trust us at Providence Queen of the Valley to provide expert cardiac care.
We’ve provided comprehensive cardiovascular services to Napa Valley residents since 1989. Our physicians include some of the most talented and respected cardiac surgeons, interventional cardiologists and cardiac care nurses in the country. You can feel confident putting your heart in our hands.
Queen of the Valley was recognized in 2019 by the U.S. News and World Report for its high quality care of patients with heart failure.
Exceptional heart care takes a team. The heart team at Providence Queen of the Valley includes doctors who specialize in cardiology, interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery. They’re joined by skilled nurses, technicians, cardiac rehabilitation specialists and support personnel dedicated to helping you live your life to the fullest.
We treat a variety of heart conditions, including:
- Abnormal heart rhythms
- Atrial fibrillation (Afib)
- Heart attack
- Heart disease
- Heart valve disease
From diagnosis through treatment and beyond, we help you take charge of your heart health.
Diagnostic tests allow us to evaluate your heart health, identify problems and develop a plan of care that’s tailored to your unique needs. Procedures we provide include:
- Blood tests
- Cardiac catheterization - both radial and femoral approaches
- Echocardiography (EKG)
- Holter monitoring
- Pacemaker checks
- Signal average EKG
- Stress testing with nuclear imaging or echocardiography imaging
- Transesophageal echocardiography
- Treadmill stress testing
Interventional cardiology procedures allow us to address certain heart problems with a catheter — a thin, flexible tube with tools on its tip that’s inserted into a blood vessel and threaded to your heart. Our hospital has two special labs with sophisticated X-ray equipment that make these procedures possible. The procedures can help us better understand your heart problem and treat several conditions, including heart attack.Procedures we conduct include:
- Balloon angioplasty
- Cardiac catheterization
- Placement of stents
An electrophysiology study provides information about your heart’s electrical system. It helps us pinpoint problems that can cause potentially serious abnormal heart rhythms. We perform certain treatments in the electrophysiology lab as well.An electrophysiology study involves passing a catheter to your heart via a blood vessel. Your doctor may recommend it for several reasons, including to:
- See how well certain heart rhythm medications are working
- Evaluate how well a pacemaker is working
- Identify the cause of dizziness, fainting, weakness, palpitations or other symptoms
- Locate the source of a heart rhythm problem
Specific procedures we perform in the electrophysiology lab include:
- Ablation therapy
- Arrhythmia management
- Implantable defibrillators
- Pacemaker implantation
- Resynchronization therapy
Our experienced cardiac surgeons perform several types of heart surgery, including:
- Endoscopic radial artery harvesting
- Endoscopic vein harvesting
- Mitral valve repair
- Off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery
- Stentless valve replacement surgery
- Valve replacement
If you’re recovering from a cardiac event or have just learned that you have a heart condition, cardiac rehabilitation can help. A team of health care professionals will work with you to provide supervised exercise, stress management guidance and more.