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Institute for Heart & Vascular Care (IHVC)

When your heart or blood vessels need medical care, put them in the skilled hands of the top cardiologists, interventional radiologists, surgeons, and vascular specialists at Antelope Valley Medical Center. Our Institute for Heart & Vascular Care opened in 2014 to offer advanced cardiovascular care in one location. The Institute is located in the main hospital near the hospital’s Emergency Department.

Heart Condition Diagnostics

The experts at the Institute for Heart & Vascular Care utilize both noninvasive and invasive technology to ensure each patient is thoroughly assessed and has access to the most appropriate treatment. The IHVC features 2 cardiac catheterization laboratories (“cath labs”), which provide high-resolution images of the heart and vascular system. This allows for rapid diagnoses of patients with cardiac arrhythmia, coronary, valvular, and other heart diseases.

Our advanced cardiovascular diagnostic procedures include:

  • Echocardiography
  • Stress Testing
  • Cardiac Nuclear Testing
  • Vascular Ultrasound
  • Computed Tomography and Angiography
  • Cardiac and Peripheral angiography
  • Electrophysiology Studies

Treatment of Heart & Vascular Conditions

New technologies offer many noninvasive and minimally invasive options to treat most heart and vascular conditions. At the Institute for Heart & Vascular Care, we strive to use the least invasive therapeutic option possible to allow our patients quicker recovery time, so they can get back to their everyday activities as quickly as possible.

We perform a range of therapeutic procedures, including:

  • Angioplasty
  • Coronary and peripheral artery stenting
  • Atherectomy
  • Structural Heart Disease Management
  • Pacemaker -- traditional and leadless devices
  • Implantable Defibrillator
  • Vascular Access for Hemodialysis
  • Vascular Trauma Intervention
  • Thrombolysis
  • Porta catheter insertion
  • Fistulograms
  • Cardiac arrhythmia ablations
  • Abdominal and thoracic endovascular stenting carotid stentings
  • And more

Heart & Vascular Surgery

With decades of clinical experience, our heart surgeons are leaders in surgical treatment for most types of diseases affecting the chest. They handle patient cases involving the heart, lungs, esophagus, valves, coronary artery, aneurysm, heart failure, and congenital heart defects. By using the most advanced medical equipment and the latest surgical techniques, including minimally invasive surgery, patients achieve the best possible outcomes.

Some of the heart and vascular surgeries performed at our hospital include:

  • Heart Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Arrhythmia Surgery
  • Aneurysm Repair
  • Carotid Endarterectomy

Prevention Guidelines Tool

Cardiovascular Risk Calculator

Together with your healthcare provider, you can use the Cardiovascular Risk Calculator to help you determine how likely you are to develop heart disease. This cardiovascular risk assessment tool uses personal health information to calculate a 10-year and lifelong risk of heart disease. The information can help you take steps to reduce your risk---lifestyle changes or medications that may help prevent life-threatening heart problems.

American Heart Association, Prevention Guidelines Tool Cardiovascular Risk Calculator

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