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Cardiac Surgery

For some conditions of the heart or blood vessels, surgery is your best option. When you need heart or vascular surgery, PIH Health is your best choice. We offer a comprehensive cardiovascular surgery program with a long history of excellent outcomes.

Your Partner for Expert Cardiac Surgery

You know your heart is in good hands at PIH Health. Our expert surgeons have the extensive experience needed to deliver top-quality care. We perform as many as 200 open-heart procedures each year.

Your team includes surgeons, doctors, nurses, dietitians, social workers, case managers, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, physical therapists and more.

Take advantage of PIH Health’s full range of surgical procedures to treat heart and vascular conditions:

  • Aneurysm repair – Surgical and TEVAR
  • Arrhythmia surgery, including Maze procedure
  • Atrial and ventricular septal defect repair
  • Congenital cardiac repair
  • Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)
  • Drug-eluting stents – Tiny tubes coated with medication and placed into an artery to help keep it open
  • Off-pump coronary bypass (open-heart surgery)
  • Surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation
  • Valve repair or replacement, including percutaneous aortic valve implant

Recovery & Rehabilitation

While you recover from cardiac surgery, you receive close monitoring in our Intensive Care Unit (ICU). You’ll finish your stay on our specially designated cardiac hospital floor. While you’re still in the hospital, you’ll be introduced to our cardiac rehabilitation program, which is designed to get you back on your feet again as quickly and safely as possible. You can continue to use our rehab program after you return home.

Mended Hearts

A national program of the American Heart Association, Mended Hearts has offered hope and help to heart patients and their families and caregivers since 1952. In the United States, the nonprofit organization has more than 18,000 members in 300+ chapters and satellites, as well as 460 hospital and rehabilitation clinic partners.

With its goal of supporting a positive patient-care experience, Mended Hearts Whittier Chapter #351 in partnership with PIH Health includes:

  • Educational programs on medications, risk factors and other aspects of heart disease
  • Support programs and group meetings to help you cope with life changes after a diagnosis of heart disease
  • An in-hospital visiting program for one-on-one attention
  • Outreach services to provide community education about preventing and treating heart disease

Anyone can become a member of Mended Hearts at PIH Health. Whether you’re a medical professional, volunteer, patient, former patient, family member of a heart patient or a caregiver, you’re welcome to join us. Check our online calendar for the dates and location of our monthly meetings. For more information about Mended Hearts at PIH Health, call 562.698.0811 Ext. 12727 or 562.698.0811 Ext. 12733.

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 562.789.5489.

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