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Del Vicario Cardiovascular Center of Excellence

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Del Vicario Cardiovascular Center of Excellence

Put yourself on a path for heart health.

The Del Vicario Cardiovascular Center of Excellence is leading the way when it comes to matters of the heart. Thanks to the Providence Little Company of Mary and Keck Medicine of USC’s partnership, our cardiologists and surgeons offer the highest level of expert care — and we are saving the hearts and lives of the South Bay.

Along with non-invasive diagnostics and interventional therapies and treatments, our cardiovascular program also emphasizes prevention and education to keep you strong so you can live a longer, healthier life.

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With comprehensive cardiovascular procedures and diagnostic exams, our cardiac team evaluates symptoms and provides treatment for heart issues such as:

  • Aneurysm
  • Arrhythmia
  • Angina
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Chest Pain
  • Claudication
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Endocarditis
  • Hypertension
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Disease Risk Factors
  • Heart Failure
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Ventricular Tachycardia

At Providence Little Company of Mary, our heart specialists provide treatments that reduce the stress and anxiety that comes with cardiovascular procedures. These low-risk procedures, such as TAVR, are provided by our teams of cardiologists, heart surgeons and specialists with expertise in valve disease.

What is TAVR

TAVR is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to replace a diseased and restricting aortic valve with a new valve.

TAVR is used as a means to eliminate aortic stenosis. As your heart pumps blood throughout your body, the aortic valve helps regulate the flow. When someone is suffering from aortic stenosis, the leaflets of the valve calcify and thicken. The expanding leaflets restrict blood flow, forcing the heart to work harder and exhaust itself.

Unlike open heart surgery, which requires opening the sternum and stopping the heart, TAVR works by replacing the existing aortic valve via a small incision in the groin (transfemoral procedure) or chest (transapical procedure). Because TAVR is a minimally invasive and low-risk procedure, it’s the most viable option available for those who cannot forego the risks of open-heart surgery.

Due to the laparoscopic nature of the procedure, TAVR allows for minimal blood loss and smaller chance of infection at the incision site, resulting in faster recovery times and shorter hospital stays. TAVR helps improve the symptoms related to aortic stenosis and immediately helps improve patients’ quality of life.

A Heart Screening Can Save Your Life!

According to the American Heart Association, many people experience no symptoms before having a heart attack or stroke. Screening tests can detect problems before symptoms develop, preventing issues down the road. 

Learn more

Cardiac Support Group

For cardiac patients, family and friends to meet and provide mutual support and discuss concerns and problems.

Location: Providence Little Company of Mary Outpatient Center
20929 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance 90503

For dates and information contact Yvonne Hashimoto, RN, at 310-303-7070.

PEP (Pulmonary Education Program) Pioneers

PEP Pioneers is a nationally certified education program providing help and general information for those with chronic respiratory disease through education, research, and information.

Location: Providence Little Company of Mary Outpatient Center
20929 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance 90503

For dates and information, call 310-303-7079.

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Earl Takata, an active 50 year old, describes himself as a "weekend warrior." Little did he know his warrior days would be used to fight an enemy he didn't even know he had – heart disease. Read more about how a stent saved his life.

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