Your Heart is in Good Hands

Community Memorial Hospital is the starting point in one’s journey back to heart health. The hospital and staff have a special dedication to the total care of patients requiring cardiac procedures.

Community Memorial Hospital is Committed to the Heart Health of our Community.

What is Structural Heart?

Structural Heart refers to the diagnosis and treatment of defects and diseases affecting the physical structure of the heart. Structural Heart procedures include valve repair and replacement, left atrial appendage occlusion, heart failure interventional device therapies, and the closure of ASDs, and PFOs.

Learn more about these specialty procedures that our expert doctors perform at Community Memorial Hospital:

Cardiovascular Surgery

The cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons at CMH are specially trained to perform operations on the heart and blood vessels of the body and related areas in the chest. Coronary artery bypass surgery is one of our specialties and CMH surgeons employ the latest scientifically validated and most effective techniques.

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Our Procedures

Electrophysiology

Electrophysiology, or EP, is the sub-specialty of cardiology that addresses electrical problems of the heart.

It is well known that the heart’s coronary arteries can become blocked over time and lead to heart attacks. What is not as well recognized by many, is that the heart also has its own electrical system that keeps the four chambers, or parts, of the heart beating in an organized, rhythmic fashion. When extra circuitry develops or becomes apparent, or when there is a failure of the heart’s own electrical wiring, the heart may beat too fast or too slow.

Patients will often complain of symptoms of palpitations, fatigue, shortness of breath, lightheadedness or fainting. Common treatments include pacemakers and cardiac ablation.

Cardiovascular Cath Lab

We offer an advanced cardiovascular catheterization (cath) laboratory for diagnosis and treatment of cardiac and vascular diseases.

In the lab, cardiologists perform comprehensive assessments for their patients by inserting a thin catheter into an artery or vein in either the arm or the leg and lacing it into the coronary arteries. This allows the cardiologist to assess the heart’s pumping ability and determine the most effective treatment.

The cardiologist can also assess the condition of the patient’s vascular system, and whether any structure or narrowing exists. Oftentimes, treatment can also be performed in the cath lab, such as angioplasty and stent placement – both of which expand the artery to improve blood flow to the heart. Left untreated, narrowed or clogged arteries can lead to heart disease and stroke.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

There is a special bond between recovering cardiac rehabilitation patients who have survived a cardiac incident. They share common goals on the road to recovery.

Through a carefully planned program, our goal is to return patients to their optimum quality of life by building body, mind, and spirit. Exercise plans, education, and reduction of risk factors are key components of the program. Patients are carefully reviewed and monitored every step of the way by nurses who are specially trained in cardiology, nutrition, body mechanics, and exercise physiology.

A cardiac event like a heart attack may result in open heart surgery. Patients who are placed in the Cardiac Care Unit following treatment are evaluated by their physician and referred to Cardiac Rehabilitation. A multidisciplinary approach by the staff ensures that you and your family receive the appropriate education, support and encouragement.

Half who die of heart attacks will not even know they were at risk.

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