Heart Institute

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Heart Institute

St. Joseph Hospital - Eureka

Heart disease is a major health concern that includes everything from heart attack and heart failure to abnormal rhythms and damaged valves. The Heart Institute at Providence St. Joseph Hospital Eureka is dedicated to helping people of all ages enjoy their best possible heart health.

We use the latest technology to diagnose heart disease and the most up-to-date surgical and nonsurgical techniques to treat it. We believe prevention is equally important to help you take control of your risk factors so you live a long, happy life.

We focus on building healthier hearts one at a time. You’ll get personalized attention from specialists who care for you and about you. They’ll work closely with your primary health care provider to make sure all details, care and necessary information are properly coordinated.

Whether you have a family history of heart disease and want to break the cycle, require heart surgery or would benefit from cardiac rehabilitation, we can provide the quality heart care you need, close to home.

From diagnostic tests and procedures in our state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization lab to cardiac rehabilitation, you’ll find the care you need at the Heart Institute at Providence St. Joseph Hospital, Eureka.

We are proud to provide the highest level of cardiac care to our community by featuring cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons with extensive clinical experience and training. The Heart Institute is led by Joseph Arcidi, MD FACS FACC, Medical Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery; David Philips, M.D., Medical Director ( Cardiology and Cath Lab; and Corinna Cooper, RN, BSN, Director, Cardiovascular and Cardiopulmonary  Services.

Our Cardiac Lab features the latest in technology and best practices, such as:
  • STEMI  Center Designation for emergency treatment of heart attacks 24/7
  • Increased Radial Access Catheterization
  • Same Day Discharge Percutaneous Interventions
Same Day Discharge Permanent Pacemaker Implantsdiology and Cath Lab Services
  • 30-minute emergency room treatment protocols for chest pain
  • State-of-the-art coronary angioplasty, rotablator and stent interventions  
  • Cardiac pacemaker implantation 
  • Intra- and bi-ventricular cardiac defibrillators 
  • Cardiac rehabilitation and exercise conditioning programs
Cardiac Surgery
  • Advanced coronary artery bypass surgery using multiple arterial grafts
  • Complex heart valve repair and replacement
  • Surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation
  • Reoperative heart surgery
  • Second opinion consultation for heart surgery
  • Endoscopic Vein Harvesting (used in open heart surgery)
Vascular Surgery
  • Transcarotid Artery Revascularization Stenting (TCAR). TCAR is a minimally invasive procedure that replaces the open carotid thromboendoarterectomy procedure.
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm and Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair 
  • Endoscopic Vein Harvesting (used in open heart surgery)

The National Registry of Myocardial Infarction has awarded our Heart Institute team excellent ratings for three important indicators related to heart attack:

  • Time to get medication upon arrival at the Emergency Department. Our score: 100%. Studies show that early treatment with aspirin reduces heart attack deaths.
  • Time to receive angioplasty. Performing angioplasty within 90 minutes of arrival in the emergency department is the national goal for achieving optimal care. Our average time: 80 minutes.
  • Patient referral to Cardiac Rehabilitation. Of the more than 1,200 hospitals examined, the average referral rate was only 25%. Our percentage: 73%.