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Heart and Vascular Center at St. Joseph Hospital

St. Joseph Hospital continues to be a leader in cardiovascular services, offering optimal treatments in a comfortable and enriching environment.

2258.4 miles away
714-744-8849
Mon - Fri: 6:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Heart and Vascular Center at St. Joseph Hospital

St. Joseph Hospital continues to be a leader in cardiovascular services, offering optimal treatments in a comfortable and enriching environment.

2258.4 miles away
Mon - Fri: 6:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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.

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.

Put yourself on a path for heart health

St. Joseph Hospital is a top performing hospital for aortic valve surgery, heart attack, heart bypass surgery, heart failure and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR).

Trusted team of experts

Our multidisciplinary team of professionals and specialists are experienced in the care and treatment of patients with cardiovascular disorders. Our core team includes:

  • Cardiologists
  • Cardiothoracic surgeons
  • Vascular surgeons
  • Interventional radiologists
  • Nursing staff and specialty-trained technicians
  • Wellness coaches

Heart disease and stroke can affect anyone, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender or income level. Our comprehensive cardiac and vascular services includes open heart surgery, percutaneous structural heart procedures, progressive coronary interventions, chronic total occlusion procedures, interventional radiology and peripheral vascular procedures.

Diagnostic evaluations include: 
  • Angiogram
  • Cardiovascular CT and MRI
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Cardiac Stress Test
  • Echocardiogram
  • Electron Beam Computed Tomography (EBCT)
  • Stress Tests
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Electrophysiology
  • Endomyocardial Biopsy
  • Holter Monitor
  • Nuclear Studies
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Screening
  • Tilt Table Test

We are committed to improving and maintaining your heart and vascular health by providing comprehensive diagnostic, treatment and prevention services. We offer:

  • State-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment technologies
  • Highly trained physician specialists 
  • Experienced nurses and technologists
  • Individualized education
  • Leading edge treatments and innovative therapies guided by evidence-based knowledge, including:
    • open heart surgeries
    • percutaneous (through the skin) structural heart procedures
    • progressive coronary interventions
    • Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) procedures
    • interventional radiology
    • peripheral vascular (blood vessels in the extremities) procedures
  • Active participation in clinical research studies 
Heart Programs
Healthy Lifestyle Series
The Dick Butkus Heart and Vascular Screening Program
Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

If your doctor recommends cardiac rehab for your recovery, please complete the following intake form.

St. Joseph Hospital's Heart and Vascular Center physicians participate in a number of leading-edge research and clinical trials to improve patient outcomes. Participating in a clinical trial through the St. Joseph Heart and Vascular Center offers you a unique opportunity to:

  • Potentially improve your condition using a new medication or technology
  • Access therapies otherwise not available
  • Maintain close contact with your health care team via easily accessible research coordinators
  • Further clinical knowledge that will advance care for many others in the future

Our clinical trial selection process prioritizes patient safety and the potential effectiveness of each new therapy. We undertake care-changing heart and vascular clinical trials that are supported by the National Institutes of Health, national non-profit research organizations as well as industry. Advanced capabilities and a highly successful clinical trial track record have made us one of the busiest study sites for clinical trials, also known as clinical intervention studies, in Southern California.

Consenting patients undergo a thorough screening process to qualify for each study. If you have the potential to benefit from the trial, your participation will involve carefully defined criteria and timeframes. Throughout the study, you will remain under the medical management of your primary physician.

Our clinical research team consists of physicians who are experts in their field and who continuously seek better ways to treat and help their patients. Working with these physicians are two dedicated research coordinators who have more than 20 years of research experience combined. The coordinators are easily reached during office hours for any questions you may have by phone or email.

For further information, please contact Sandy Chung, RN, BSN, CCRC, Principal Clinical Research Coordinator: 714- 744-8795; Email: sandy.chung@stjoe.org.

Review and download a list of St. Joseph Hospital's cardiac and vascular studies.

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Awards

  • U.S. News & World Report 2023-24 High-Performing Hospital for Heart Attack
  • U.S. News & World Report 2023-24 High-Performing Hospital for Heart Failure
  • U.S. News & World Report 2023-24 High-Performing Hospital for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
THE POWER OF OUR NETWORK

Part of the Providence Heart & Vascular Institute of Orange County

  • We use minimally invasive procedures for structural heart care for improved outcomes and reduced recovery times.
  • Our award-winner cardiologists meet regularly to share their knowledge, so you know you’re getting the best structural heart treatment.
  • More than 9,000 heart patients choose us for their care each year.

Learn More About the Providence Heart & Vascular Institute in Orange County

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Patient Stories

When St. Joseph Hospital specialists came to the Tustin Police station to perform voluntary wellness checks, a police sergeant in what appeared to be peak physical shape discovered his life-threatening heart condition … read more
Every step of my open-heart experience, from diagnosis, to pre-op, surgery, and post-op, the Adult Congenital Heart Team at St. Joseph took excellent care of me ... read more

In regard to the Cardiac Rehab Dept. and the program, it's excellent! I'm so grateful to my doctor for recommending it! It was truly a great benefit ... read more

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