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Even during the COVID-19 crisis, access to life-saving cardiovascular treatments cannot stop. At Providence, we are taking special precautions to protect you and your loved ones. Learn how Providence is responding to ensure the safety of our patients, our staff and our doctors.

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By offering optimal treatments in a comfortable and enriching environment, Saint John’s Heart Center has been a leading cardiovascular center in southern California with a broad range of services and expertise for the most complex heart conditions. Our partnership with Keck Medicine of USC cardiac surgery program expands our surgical capabilities, providing world-class cardiac surgical care close to home.

Our highly personalized community hospital environment enhances our team’s ability to completely focus on your needs. Choosing to receive your heart care at Providence Saint John’s allows your physician to stay personally involved in your care at all times. Our goal is to provide the highest level of care in a calm, tranquil environment designed with healing in mind.

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Dr. Erum Bajwa, Cardiologist, speaks to patient safety protocols in the office for cardiology patients.

In order to accurately diagnose heart conditions and offer precise treatment, our heart specialists use non-invasive diagnostic testing designed to measure the heart's performance, pinpoint problems and accurately identify the most appropriate treatment. These techniques, along with invasive diagnostic and interventional therapies make up our wide range of testing procedures. These state-of-the-art diagnostic tests include: 

  • Arterial duplex scans (Carotid and Femoral)
  • Cardiac catheterization (angiogram)
  • Echocardiogram (Transthoracic, Exercise, Transesophageal)
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG, Signal Average)
  • Electrophysiologic testing
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Nuclear stress testing
  • Pacemaker/ICD testing
  • PET scanning (at Tower Saint John's Imaging)
  • Pharmacological stress echocardiography
  • Tilt table testing
  • Treadmill stress test
  • Ultrafast CT scan for coronary calcium score
  • Venous duplex scans

The Heart and Vascular Center makes use of advanced techniques to provide optimal treatments for cardiovascular diseases. Our treatments include: 

  • Coronary angiography
  • Electrophysiology/Arrhythmia services
    • Ablation therapy
    • Automatic Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators (AICD)
    • Electrophysiological Studies
    • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)
    • MAZE and mini-MAZE procedures
    • Pacemakers
  • Endomyocardial Biopsy
Minimally Invasive (Interventional) Surgical Procedures
  • Angioplasty and stenting
  • Atherectomy
  • Automatic Internal Cardiac Defibrillator Placement (AICD)
  • Balloon valvuplasty
  • Cardiac Catheterization and Cath Lab
    • Transradial cardiac catheterization Impella, percutaneously inserted VAD
  • Cardiopulmonary Support (CPS)
  • Drug-eluting Stent (DES) placement
  • Intra-aortic Balloon Pump Placement (IABP)
  • Pacemaker and biventricular pacemaker
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
  • Stent placement
  • Thrombectomy (clot removal)
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • WATCHMAN is a one time, minimally invasive procedure that reduces stroke risk and bleeding worry for life
Surgical Heart Procedures
  • Adult congenital defect repairs
  • Arrhythmia surgery
  • Bloodless heart surgery 
  • Emergent, Portable Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPS)
  • Heart Bypass Surgery (coronary artery bypass grafting surgery or CABG)
  • MAZE and mini-MAZE Procedures
  • Mechanical Assist Device (MAD) placement
    • Ventricular Assist Device (VAD)
    • Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)
    • Right Ventricular Assist Device (RVAD)
  • Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy
  • Septal Defect Repair (ASO, PFO)
  • Vein harvesting