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Heart & Vascular Care

Healthcare Services in North County San Diego

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Heart Facts – Did you know?

  • In humans, the first heart cell starts to beat as early as 4 weeks after conception
  • Your heart is about the size of your two hands clasped together
  • Heart cancer is rare because heart cells stop dividing at an early age
  • A normal heart valve is about the size of a half dollar
  • The human heart beats about 100,000 times a day and over 2.5 billion times in a lifetime
  • The ‘beating’ sound your heart makes is the clap of valves opening and closing
  • Your heart pumps approximately 1.5 gallons of blood per minute
  • If you lined up all your blood vessels, they would stretch over 60,000 miles

Conditions We Treat

Heart disease contributes to at least 47,000 deaths in California each year and is the leading cause of death and long-term disability in the United States. Wherever you live in San Diego County and the surrounding region, you can trust your care to the experienced, board-certified physicians and surgeons at Tri-City Medical Center who treat a wide range of heart and vascular conditions, such as:

  • Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) – Chest pain and obstruction of coronary arteries, which may lead to heart attack
  • Atrial fibrillation and arrhythmias – Heart rhythm disorders
  • Congestive heart failure – Inability of the heart to maintain adequate blood flow throughout the body
  • Heart valve conditions – Malfunctions of the aortic, mitral or tricuspid valves that regulate blood flow through the heart
  • Vascular blockages and conditions affecting circulation in arteries, veins and blood vessels

Know the Heart Attack Warning Signs

Keep your heart healthy and strong. Know the heart attack warning signs and if you or a loved one experiences chest pain, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Services We Offer

  • Interventional radiology for minimally invasive and image-guided procedures
  • Cardiothoracic surgery with off-pump and open heart surgical care
  • Vascular surgery to open blockages in veins and arteries and improve blood flow through the body
  • Cardiac rehabilitation and wellness at two nationally certified cardiac rehabilitation centers that help you regain function and return to your family, your workplace and your life

CVHI Access Center Offers Streamlined, Coordinated Care

Your personalized experience at CVHI starts when you’re greeted by our specially trained registration representative as you enter our Access Center. Then, you and your family or loved ones work with a dedicated clinical care coordinator—one of our experienced cardiac nurses—who clearly explains each activity and guides you through diagnosis, treatment, recovery and follow-up. You’ll find all the services you need in one central location—and we stay with you every step of the way.

When you choose the Cardiovascular Health Institute, you receive top-quality care that’s delivered in the most effective and efficient way possible. You can relax and focus on your health because we coordinate and manage all the necessary tests and treatments. In addition, we communicate regularly and frequently with your primary doctor and referring physicians throughout your time with us, so you can return home with confidence.

Free Transportation to Your Appointments

You may qualify for free transportation to and from your surgical procedure and your pre- and post-surgery appointments at Tri-City Medical Center. To learn more or schedule a ride, call 760.940.RIDE (7433).

Cardiovascular Experts & Advanced Technology

The cardiovascular physicians and surgeons at Tri-City Medical Center provide the most experienced and compassionate care anywhere in Southern California. You’re treated by an expert team of board-certified heart and vascular professionals who are leaders in their specialties.

You also benefit from our use of proven medical techniques that provide the most appropriate treatment and prevention approaches to meet your specific needs. Your CVHI cardiovascular physicians and surgeons employ advanced technologies and innovative facilities, including:

  • Two cardiac-specific operating rooms
  • Five interventional cardiovascular suites
  • All-digital imaging equipment for greater detail, precision and accuracy

In addition, your care team members have access to your complete file of medical records and images through our system-wide electronic network. They can view important items from any location at any time. That means everyone on your team always knows the details of your specific situation, so you receive the most up-to-date care.