Your heart is a vital organ that you can't afford to neglect. It pumps oxygen and nutrients through your body, circulates the blood that keeps you alive, and picks up the slack by pumping harder when other organs, such as your lungs, get weaker.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the world. As it grows even more common in the United States, something else is growing too: the price of even the most basic cardiac procedures.
Angeles Hospital is different. Our cardiology experts perform the following life-changing cardiology procedures on a regular basis, charging a fraction of the costs you would expect:
If you have an undiagnosed heart condition, early intervention is your best defense against fatal complications. During your coronary angiogram, we’ll inject contrast dye into your blood vessels and X-ray your heart to spot any defects, blockages, enlargements, or other malformations that might need further treatment.
If your angiogram reveals blockages, we may insert balloons or stents to keep your arteries open and prevent the need for a bypass. This procedure, the percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), is one of the most popular ways to treat coronary artery disease.
When intervention is necessary, it doesn’t always mean going under the knife. Angeles Hospital uses percutaneous catheters and advanced, non-invasive electrical techniques to keep the following cardiology procedures low-risk and low-cost:
Like an angioplasty, a valvuloplasty clears and prevents blockages. We use a catheter to insert a balloon that widens your aortic valves, letting blood flow more freely.
Defects that we can correct by catheter include atrial septal defect (ASD), ventricular septal defect (VSD), and patent ductus arteriosus (PDA).
If open heart surgery is too risky, you may opt for our percutaneous alternative. We replace your aortic valve through your blood vessels instead of opening your chest cavity.
We combat plaque and embolisms by removing blood clots from your coronary arteries, either by suction or balloon inflation.
Sometimes arrhythmia is caused by a small piece of heart tissue that disrupts your heart’s normal frequencies. During cardiac ablation, we remove or scar this tissue to restore your natural rhythm.
Your heart contracts and expands because of electrical impulses inside your body. Pacemakers are small electronic devices that simulate these impulses, prompting your heart to beat at a regulated pace. If you suffer from arrhythmia, a battery-powered pacemaker could keep your condition at bay for up to a decade.
Coronary Artery Bypass
When coronary arteries are narrowed or blocked by plaque build up, a coronary artery bypass may be necessary. This common procedure is used to improve the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart. Doctors use a blood vessel from another part of the body as a graft to bypass the narrowed artery or blockage and link the coronary artery.
Our cardiology team is a multidisciplinary group of surgeons, electrophysiologists, nurses and other dedicated experts with years of cardiovascular experience. Two notable cardiothoracic surgeons perform our most complicated interventional procedures and oversee many of them:
Dr. Jorge Luna specializes in cardiac catheterization and invasive cardiology. He has published dozens of peer-reviewed cardiology articles, studied interventional cardiology during a fellowship at Stanford University, and conducted in-depth clinical research on plaque buildup, percutaneous treatments, pacemakers, and more.
Dr. Miguel Beltran has worked in our Tijuana hospital since day one. He completed an echocardiography fellowship at the competitive University of California and brings a wealth of specialized knowledge to our life-saving team.
As you age or experience cardiac complications like arrhythmia or congenital defects, your life depends on the quality of cardiovascular care that you receive. At Angeles Hospital, we are proud to offer cardiovascular care at truly affordable prices. We believe cost of care should never delay your life saving diagnostic, preventative, or interventional heart procedure. Contact us today to learn more.