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Providing comprehensive cardiac (heart) care for patients of all ages


HEART SERVICES & PROGRAMS

For Adults, Infants, & Children

Adult and pediatric cardiology

heartCongenital & acquired heart disease
heartElectrophysiology / arrhythmia
heartCardiomyopathy / heart failure
heartHeart transplantation
heartMarfan Syndrome Clinic
heartLipid Clinic
heartPacemaker Clinic
heartPacemaker Phone-in Service
heartICD Clinic (implantable cardioverter defibrillator)

Interventional cardiology

heartCoronary angioplasty - PTCA
heartCoronary stents
heartCoronary atherectomy (laser & rotational)
heartCatheter ablation for cardiac (heart) arrhythmia
heartICD placement / checks
heartPacemaker placement
heartPost thrombolytic management
heartValvuloplasty
heartBalloon dilatation of thoracic vessels

Cardiothoracic surgery

heartCardiac (heart) arrhythmia surgery
heartCardiac (heart) valve repair & replacement
heartCongenital heart surgery
heartCoronary artery bypass surgery
heartHeart assist devices including Heart Mate
heartHeart transplantation
heartMinimally invasive heart surgery
heartTransmyocardial revascularization
heartVentricular reduction surgery
heartLung volume reduction
heartThoracic aorta repair & reconstruction
heartThoracic (esophageal, chest, & lung) surgery
heartVideo assisted thoracic surgery
heartCardiothoracic surgery web page

CT surgery scheduling (909) 558-4645 Top of page


DIAGNOSTIC TESTING

Cardiac (heart) diagnostic laboratory

heartEchocardiography
heartFetal echocardiography
heartTransesophageal echocardiography
heartStress echocardiography
heartCardiac (heart) stress testing
heartPharmacologic stress testing
heartRadionuclide cardiac (heart) stress testing
heartCardiopulmonary metabolic stress testing
heartIsuprel tilt testing
heartECG & signal averaged ECG
heartHolter monitoring

Invasive cardiovascular laboratory

heartCoronary angiography
heartCardiac (heart) biopsy
heartCardiac (heart) catheterization
heartCardiac (heart) mapping/EP studies

For appointments call (909) 558-4514. Top of page


CARDIAC REHABILITATION

The cardiac rehabilitation program is designed to augment private physician's care through carefully monitored, medically supervised, progressive exercise and education classes.

For information call (909) 558-4791. Top of page


INPATIENT CARDIAC SERVICES

Loma Linda University Medical Center & Children's Hospital have specialty units designed and staffed for the care of heart patients including coronary care unit, cardiac surgery ICU, cardiac step-down and observation areas, neonatal heart care, and the children's cardiac care unit.

To transfer an inpatient to one of our hospitals, please call Interfacility Transfer/Patient Placement at 1 (800) 865-5862.

Emergency cardiothoracic surgery and cardiology services are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Top of page


APPOINTMENTS & CONSULTATION SERVICES

Loma Linda International Heart Institute outpatient hours

Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday - 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(909) 558-4200 * 800-INTL-HEART
After hours - (909) 558-4000
Cardiac (heart) transplantation - (909) 558-4201
Physician referral/Circle of Care - (800) 872-1212

heart Loma Linda International Heart Institute physicians provide consultation and specialty cardiac (heart) care for patients referred by their primary care physician, internist, or cardiologist.

heart Referring physicians are invited to call attending faculty to discuss individual cases at any time.

heart Urgent outpatient cases can usually be seen by the Loma Linda International Heart Institute cardiologist on-call for consultations within 24-hours.

heart Routine and second-opinion outpatient consultations can normally be scheduled within two weeks.

heart Emergency outpatients can be seen anytime at the Emergency Cardiac (heart) Care Center.

heart Satellite clinics facilitate the delivery of patient care in growing communities. Top of page

CARDIAC RISK EVALUATION

Loma Linda University Center for Health Promotion

Comprehensive health evaluations
Lifestyle multi-risk reduction programs

For information call (909) 558-4496 or go to the Center for Health Promotion web pages.

Complete evaluation of heart and health risk factors. Smoking cessation, exercise and fitness, stress and weight management, nutrition, cholesterol screening, and numerous other health programs. Top of page


OUR VISION

Excellence in cardiac (heart) care for all ages through compassionate, patient-centered care, innovation, education, and research.

OUR MISSION

Loma Linda International Heart Institute exists to serve the needs of our patients and communities through commitment to the following principles:

heart Our first priority is caring for our patients.

heart We are dedicated to providing comprehensive diagnostic, interventional, surgical and preventive cardiac (heart) services for all patients regardless of age, complexity, or severity of their cardiac (heart) problem.

heart We deliver personalized care through a balance of science, technology, innovation, education, and spiritual support.

heart We respect individual values, spiritual beliefs, rights, and preferences.

heart We adhere to the highest standards of ethics and quality.

heart Our unified team is committed to personal integrity, mutual respect and the professional growth of each member.

heart We strive for excellence by using our resources efficiently to meet the needs of our patients and communities in an integrated continuum of care.

The physicians of Loma Linda International Heart Institute are specialists in cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery. They do not provide primary care but instead work closely with your primary care physician for cardiac (heart) diagnosis and treatment. Top of page


THE EMERGENCY CARDIAC CARE CENTER

heartOpen anytime, day or night.

heartSpecially trained doctors and nurses dedicated to immediate evaluation of chest discomfort and treatment of heart attack.

heartLocated in the emergency department at Loma Linda University Medical Center on Campus Street, one half block north of Barton Road. Top of page