Regional Heart Center
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The Heart Center is located on the first floor of MountainView Regional Medical Center. MountainView features cardiovascular diagnostics and treatments for coronary artery disease.
When non-invasive testing confirms the need for a more detailed diagnosis the cardiovascular laboratory is the site for the next level of testing. The Cardiac Cath Lab is also the setting for a variety of other procedures patients may need. Cardiac catheterization is a common, relatively painless non-surgical procedure used to more specifically diagnose heart disease. A flexible tube is placed within arteries leading to the heart. A camera within the tube transmits images that allow the operation and function of heart valves to be studied, and structural or muscular problems to be detected. The cardiac cath lab is staffed by a team of registered nurses, registered radiologic technologists and registered invasive cardiovascular specialists.
MountainView was designed with Cardiology services in mind. From progressive Cardiac Cath Labs adjacent to the Coronary Care Unit and the Cath Care Recovery Unit, to Nuclear Medicine expertise and spacious cardiac surgical suites, comprehensive heart care is available here.
Echocardiograms, stress echocardiograms, transesophageal echocardiograms (TEE), carotid ultrasound, arterial Doppler, and venous ultrasound, are services provided using advanced imaging equipment.
Electrocardiograms (ECG), 24-hour Holter monitors, 30-day event monitors, signal averaging ECG, and graded exercise testing (GXT) are tests performed using advanced diagnostic equipment capturing data with sophisticated, system-wide management.
Resting and stress sestimibi, pharmacological sestimibi, persantine with GXT, resting first pass, and resting thallium scan are tests performed with a nuclear camera that provides clearer diagnostic images and a more rapid processing speed to archive all images.
Open Heart Surgery
In its first full year of services, MountainView's Open Heart Surgical Program quickly established itself as the leading provider of cardiac surgery and minimally invasive heart surgery.
The Cardiac Rehabilitation program at MountainView involves a comprehensive team approach to helping patients understand how to manage cardiac disease and improve overall health and quality of life. This service coincides with the outstanding cardiac inpatient services already being offered at MountainView.
MountainView Cardiac Rehabilitation offers four important components to the program: an evaluation, physical activity, lifestyle education, and psychosocial support. Outpatient cardiac rehabilitation enables individuals with heart disease, and those recuperating from cardiac surgery, to efficiently and effectively resume an active, healthy lifestyle.