Helping you have a healthier heart—that's the goal of every single cardiologist, heart surgeon and cardiac nurse at Emanate Health.
One of the hallmarks of our exceptional heart care is our ability to provide world-class heart attack treatment. Our team can open a blocked artery within just 90 minutes of paramedics performing the first electrocardiogram in the field. That makes our heart attack treatment faster than any other hospital in the San Gabriel Valley. It's also earned us special designation as a STEMI (ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction) Receiving Center.
Here are some of the other services and facilities that make Emanate Health the right choice when you have a heart health need.
Cardiac catheterization is an imaging procedure that lets your cardiologist check your heart for any malfunctions or blockages, and plan the appropriate course of treatment. Our team has the experience that comes with performing more than 1,000 of these procedures every year.
The following procedures are done in Cardiology:
- Holter monitor: A small, wearable device that records the electrical activity of your heart continuously for 24 hours or 48 hours.
- Exercise stress test: This shows how your heart works during physical activity. Because exercise makes your heart pump harder and faster, an exercise stress test can reveal problems with blood flow within your heart.
- EKG: This records the electrical activities of your heart at rest. It's a common and painless test used to quickly detect heart problems and monitor your heart's health.
- Stress echocardiogram: This uses ultrasound imaging to assess how well the heart works under stress. The stress can be triggered by either exercising on a treadmill or taking a medicine called dobutamine. A dobutamine stress echocardiogram (DSE) may be used if you are unable to exercise.
- Cardiac event monitor: A small device that you wear or keep with you for more than one week. It records your heart rhythm when you are experiencing symptoms such as dizziness, palpitations, shortness of breath, fainting spells or chest pain to help diagnose what is causing the symptoms. It can also be used to evaluate how you respond to medicines. This device can transmit the recorded information directly to your doctor.
- Echocardiogram: This uses ultrasound to create real-time pictures of your heart’s function and structures.
- Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE): This uses a long, thin tube (endoscope) to guide the ultrasound transducer down the esophagus. It lets the doctor see pictures of the heart without the ribs or lungs getting in the way. A TEE is done when your doctor needs a closer look at your heart or does not get the information needed from a regular echocardiogram.
The Emanate Health Heart Center's hybrid OR allows our cardiology team to perform both surgical and high-risk interventional procedures at the same time. Our hybrid OR contains advanced imaging systems in a traditional operating room—so we can switch from a minimally invasive procedure to open-heart surgery at a moment's notice.
Our Emanate Health Heart Center offers the only open-heart surgery program in the East San Gabriel Valley. Our specialized open-heart procedures include:
- Coronary artery bypass
- Endoscopic vein harvesting
- Specialized off-pump/beating heart open-heart surgery
- Valve repair/replacement
If you find yourself needing cardiac intervention or surgery, the Emanate Health's cardiac rehab program will help you with your recovery. From inpatient rehabilitation to outpatient exercise and education, we have all the tools to help you make the lifestyle changes needed to improve your health.
Here are some services the cardiac rehabilitation team offers:
- Exercise gym
- Nutritional guidance
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Stress management
- Support groups
Emanate Health Cardiology Outpatient Services
From diagnosis to rehabilitation and prevention, we are committed to helping patients maintain, enhance and take control of their health. Our cardiologists specialize in ongoing care and treatment for these and other common heart problems.
- Cardiac arrhythmia (atrial fibrillation)
- Cardiac heart failure (CHF)
- Coronary artery disease (CAD)