Heart Treatment & Procedures
When you have heart disease, getting the right treatment quickly is vitally important to increase your chances of survival and spare heart muscle. Depending on the severity, heart disease is commonly treated using the following methods:
- Non-invasive – Usually involves medication and lifestyle modifications, including diet and exercise.
- Minimally invasive – Includes catheterization, during which a cardiologist enters the heart through arteries in the legs or arms using only a small incision.
- Surgical – Requires opening the chest to repair damaged heart tissue, valves, vessels or arteries.
Heart & Vascular services at Glendale Adventist Medical Center offers many of these types of treatments for heart patients, including:
- Cardiac catheterization - includes angioplasty, stent placement, pacemaker and cardiac defibrillator implantation.
- Cardiac surgery - includes open heart surgery, beating heart surgery, endoscopic vein harvesting, valve replacement, etc.
- Electrophysiology - includes atrial fibrillation and ablation treatment with 3D mapping.
- Neurovascular procedures - includes carotid stenting, aneurysm repair, etc.
To learn more about each type of treatment, click on the links above.
For a referral to a GAMC cardiologist, call (818) 409-8100.