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Heart and Vascular Institute at Saint Joseph Medical Center

Designated as a specialty center for treating acute heart attack patients by the Los Angeles Department of Health, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center prides itself on providing unparalleled cardiovascular care.

2274.0 miles away
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Heart and Vascular Institute at Saint Joseph Medical Center

Designated as a specialty center for treating acute heart attack patients by the Los Angeles Department of Health, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center prides itself on providing unparalleled cardiovascular care.

2274.0 miles away
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Heart Conditions We Treat

Our cardiovascular experts use the most effective therapies to treat even the most complex heart conditions.

Meet the Team

At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.

Put yourself on a path for heart health

Our award-winning team of heart and vascular specialists, combined with the latest medical technology, help us take care of you and your heart – from prevention and diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation.

The Heart and Vascular Center makes use of advanced techniques and optimal treatments for cardiovascular diseases. Along with diagnostic tests and evidence-based medicine, additional services and treatments include:

  • Arrhythmia services
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Chest pain (Code AMI)
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Non-invasive and nuclear cardiology
  • Cardiovascular intensive care

Our comprehensive heart and vascular procedures include:

State-of-the-art diagnostics
  • Heart screenings
  • Electrocardiograms
  • Electrophysiology studies
  • Angiography
  • Cardiac imaging
  • Stroke/carotid artery screening
  • Coronary artery bypass graft
  • Cardiac catheterization
Treatments guided by evidence-based medicine
  • Open-heart surgery
  • Bloodless heart surgery
  • Interventional radiology
  • Pacemaker placement 
  • Heart valve repairs
  • Heart valve replacements
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Peripheral stents
  • Carotid stents
  • Vascular surgery
  • Endovascular therapy

Led by vascular experts, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center offers an accredited vascular laboratory for the San Fernando Valley community. We are proud to have earned accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL). This significant distinction helps us provide comprehensive, accurate and noninvasive vascular diagnostic procedures.

At Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center’s Heart Valve Center, our cardiovascular experts use state-of-the-art technologies to listen to and understand a patient’s heart murmur. These technologies help diagnose and can determine if a murmur is a sign of a serious underlying condition such as:

  • Aortic stenosis
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Mitral valve prolapse
  • Mitral valve regurgitation

Schedule an appointment

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Why Choose Us for Your Heart Care

As part of a top-tier research institute, we provide the most innovative treatment, all in the comfort of your local community hospital. So you’ll receive the highest quality of care close to home. But top-rated care is just one of the reasons Providence Heart & Vascular Institute of Los Angeles sees more heart patients than any other health system in the region – here are five more:

The power of our network is one of the reasons more than 10,000 heart patients choose our Institute for their care each year. Our team of cardiovascular experts cares for patients across six world-class hospitals throughout the region. Every cardiovascular patient at Providence benefits from a collaborative network that includes award-winning physicians, scientists, researchers and caregivers across 51 hospitals in seven states.

Learn more about the Providence Heart & Vascular Institute of Los Angeles

Our patients have been at the heart of everything we do for over 95 years. We know that putting patients first leads to the best outcomes. Your local heart care doctors meet regularly with other regional experts to discuss your case. These clinical specialty committees make sure you’re getting the best treatment, so you don’t have to visit another doctor or specialist yourself. 

We also provide patients with a wide range of support services that extend beyond conventional treatment. Our offerings include everything from prevention and education to nutrition, pain management and spiritual care. We take care of your heart and all that it beats for.

We understand that the impact of heart disease is greater in some communities. Genetics plays a part, but unequal access to great health care is also a factor. At Providence, we make sure each of our patients has access to the best heart care. As part of this commitment, we offer translation services and print publications in multiple languages for our non-English-speaking patients. In keeping with our Mission, Providence offers financial assistance programs that provide free and low-cost care to those who are eligible.

We also prioritize community heart-health awareness through local events and outreach. One example is our Health Equity Hypertension partnership with the American Heart Association.

We value, respect and support the racial, ethnic, religious, spiritual, gender and sexual identities of each member of our diverse community. We aim to treat every patient equally and with dignity – whoever you are, and wherever you are in your journey.

Providence Heart & Vascular Institute of Los Angeles is at the forefront of cardiovascular treatment and therapies. One of our hospitals was the first of two in the world to enroll patients in a clinical trial for a novel stroke prevention device. We were also the first in the nation to complete a commercial implant of WATCHMAN. Both the clinical trial and the WATCHMAN device help reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation.

As our patient, you can take part in one of our many clinical trials. These include FDA-regulated trials to develop new cardiovascular therapies. Providence also participates in national cardiovascular data registries to continually improve outcomes and patient care.

Our cardiologists are experts in the most advanced therapeutic and surgical techniques. They take a team-based approach to your heart care, working with some of the best surgeons, heart specialists and nurse navigators in the region. Our team uses minimally invasive procedures whenever possible to improve outcomes and reduce recovery times.

The Power of Our Network

Part of the Providence Heart & Vascular Institute of Los Angeles

  • We use advanced techniques for the most accurate diagnosis of structural heart disease and most comprehensive treatment plans.
  • Our award-winning cardiologists meet regularly to share their knowledge, so you know you’re getting the best structural heart treatment.
  • More than 12,000 heart patients choose us for their care each year.

Learn More About the Providence Heart & Vascular Institute in Los Angeles

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Patient Stories

"I had indigestion and then I started to feel sick to my stomach," Carolyn recalls. "But I had no idea I was having a heart attack. My boss saved my life by calling 911..." Read Carolyn's full story
Carolyn McCool
Jack ignored a common heart attack warning sign: a burning sensation in his chest. "I felt pain, but it was nagging, not piercing, and sometimes it would go away completely..." Read Jack's full story
Jack Kightlinger
"The doctor said he didn't want to scare me, but I was in the middle of a heart attack." Doctors soon discovered that Charles had five arteries almost totally blocked...Read Charles' full story
Charles Peterson