Heart Care - PIH Health - Whittier, CA

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Heart Care

Trust your heart and blood vessels to the cardiovascular specialists at PIH Health. We offer the same high-quality care and treatment you expect from major medical centers—all with a more personal touch. And we’re close to home, so you don’t need to travel far.

Your Partner for Comprehensive Heart & Vascular Care

Our skilled team of medical professionals provides a complete program of heart and vascular services. Whether you’re in the hospital or getting care as an outpatient, we work with you to diagnose and treat all types of conditions related to your heart and blood vessels. You benefit from easy access to our doctors and prompt response when you call for an appointment. We make every effort to fit your schedule.

At the PIH Health, you can get all your heart and vascular care in one convenient location. After you meet with one of our heart doctors (cardiologists), you’ll take any necessary tests in our office. We give you results right away and, if needed, get you quickly into treatment.

Top-Quality Heart & Vascular Services

Rely on us for top-quality heart and vascular services, including:

  • Comprehensive heart and vascular services—from screenings and diagnosis to treatment and follow-up care
  • 24/7 year-round access to our cardiac catheterization labs staffed by experts and equipped with advanced technology to remove blood clots and open blocked arteries quickly
  • Electrophysiology (EP) studies to identify and treat abnormal heart rhythms
  • Cardiac surgery, including open-heart procedures, from our highly skilled and nationally recognized surgeons
  • Vascular care for treating conditions in blood vessels outside the heart
  • Complete cardiac rehabilitation services—beginning while you’re in the hospital and available for as long as you need
  • Extensive home healthcare services to support your long-term recovery
  • Access to our accredited Stroke Receiving Center and our cutting edge lung and thoracic services

We participate in the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines® quality improvement program for heart and stroke services. That means the care you get at PIH Health follows the most up-to-date procedures available—which saves lives based on the latest scientific evidence.

Count on PIH Health When Heart Attack Happens

As the designated Heart Receiving Center for Los Angeles County, PIH Health offers fast and effective emergency heart care. When minutes matter, you can count on our specially trained team. We regularly deliver results that are better than the national standards for heart attack response. Our quick actions can help prevent additional damage to your heart and improve your outlook for recovery.

Know the heart attack warning signs. If you or a loved one experiences any of the symptoms, call 911 immediately. We’re connected to local first responders who will start treatment even before you get to our hospital emergency department.

Find out if you may be at risk for a heart attack in our online Health Library.

Heart & Vascular Conditions We Treat

At PIH Health’s Heart and Vascular Care Center, you’ll find expert diagnosis and treatment for a broad range of heart and vascular conditions, including:

  • Angina – Chest pain
  • Arrhythmia – Irregular heartbeat
  • Atrial fibrillation (Afib) – Abnormal heart rhythm
  • Cardiomyopathy – Heart muscle disease
  • Congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart murmur.  Heart valve irregularities
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High cholesterol
  • Peripheral vascular disease – Diseases of the blood vessels outside the heart and brain

Advanced Diagnosis & Treatment

When you choose PIH Health to care for your heart and blood vessels, you receive an accurate diagnosis and the most up-to-date treatments based on current scientific evidence. Advances in medical technology mean we can now find and treat heart and vascular problems faster than ever before—often at the same time. That can reduce your stress, save you time, improve your outcome and quickly get you back to the life you love.

Tests and procedures available at the PIH Health Heart & Vascular Care Center include:

  • Cardiac catheterization – Diagnostic and interventional
  • Carotid duplex ultrasound
  • Chest X-ray
  • Computed tomography (CT) scan – Highly detailed, 128-slice, dual-source advanced imaging scanner for rapid detection of disease in the blood vessels of the heart; one of only a handful in the greater Los Angeles area
  • Echocardiograms – Cardiac Ultrasound procedures for adults and children including:
    • Stress test with echocardiogram.
    • Transesophageal echo (TEE)
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG)
  • Electrophysiology
  • Holter monitoring/event monitoring
  • Laboratory (blood) tests
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Nuclear imaging/Cardiolite® or adenosine stress testing
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Pacemaker clinic for checking your pacemaker on a regular basis
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCTA, PCI)
  • Peripheral angioplasty/stenting
  • Positron emission tomography (PET) scan
  • Renal (kidney) angioplasty/stenting
  • Tilt table testing
  • Ultrasound – Carotid duplex, peripheral arterial and venous duplex Doppler testing
  • Vascular angiography

Learn more about imaging and interventional radiology options for heart and vascular conditions at PIH Health.

Get Help Today

Ask your doctor for a referral to work with our experts in heart care and vascular services at PIH Health. To get more information or schedule an appointment, call us today at 562.698.0811 Ext. 11240.

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