Cardio Services

The experience, advanced technology and highly qualified staff of Placentia-Linda Hospital allows us to provide you care.

We continue to set the standard in diagnosing and treating cardiovascular disease. 

• High-tech imaging
• Cardiac Testing & Screenings
• Advanced operating rooms

Our highly experienced cardiac and vascular surgeons, cardiologists and staff are dedicated to your heart health, from diagnosis to treatment to rehabilitation. 

Learn how to anticipate, react and help prevent

Chest pain is one of the most common symptoms of a heart attack and one of the most common reasons people go to the emergency room. Each year more than 1 million Americans have a heart attack, and nearly half of those are fatal. Emergency room physicians will tell you that for a heart attack to be treated effectively, the treatments must start within 30 minutes from when the symptoms start. Placentia-Linda Hospital encourages everyone to get informed on heart attack care and prevention, for your sake and the sake of your loved ones. 

Heart attack treatments 

The main heart attack treatments are thrombolytic or clot-busting drugs, aspirin, nitrates and beta blockers. Aspirin is now given to all patients who arrive at the hospital with a suspected heart attack because it helps thin the blood and reduce the size of the clot blocking one of the blood vessels in the heart. 

There are a number of special procedures available that doctors can use to treat heart attacks. Coronary angioplasty uses a very small catheter that is threaded through an artery (usually from the groin area) into the narrowed artery. At the end of the catheter is a tiny balloon that is opened and closed in the narrowed area to stretch it out. Doctors also can insert a tiny mesh tube called a stent to help keep the artery open. 

For blocked arteries, doctors may need to perform a bypass. In a coronary artery bypass graft operation, doctors take a healthy section of artery and use it to route around the blockage. 

Cardiovascular Services

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