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A State-of-the-art Heart Center

At Desert Valley Hospital our Cardiac Care Program brings together cardiologists, cardiac and vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists and support staff, tackling heart and vascular disease from prevention and screening to the newest treatments for heart and vascular problems.

Our goal is to provide patients with exceptional care for heart and vascular disorders, from prevention and diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation. We provide a unique experience for both patient and family by bringing together the finest in medical expertise and research in the context of a tradition of compassionate care for every individual.

For further information, contact us at 760-241-8000

Specialties Include:

  • Minimally invasive heart & lung procedures
  • Valve repair
  • Surgery for atrial fibrillation

The new Heart Center has an open-heart surgery suite for bypass surgery and other heart procedures. All of the beds are capable of cardiac monitoring from the intensive care unit. The new Center also offers operating suites, digital X-ray imaging system and two cardiac catheterization labs, which are used to detect arterial blockages that could cause a heart attack. Our Cardiac Surgical Team is well-trained and experienced in all aspects of cardiac and thoracic surgery.

A broad range of cardiac surgical services is available 24 hours a day. Our cardiac-surgery team includes not only experienced surgeons, but also a highly trained clinical staff to deliver a treatment plan designed specifically for each individual patient. This interactive approach ensures that every diagnostic and treatment option is considered to achieve the best possible outcome.

“We deliver a treatment plan designed specifically for each individual patient.”

Cardiac Catheterization

Our new Cardiac Catheterization Labs are available 24/7 and feature technologically advanced equipment and therapies for blocked arteries, aneurysms, and clots, as well as procedures in treating heart rhythm disorders, implantable cardiac defibrillators, and pacemakers. The Cardiac Echo Lab is staffed by professionals certified in the use of Echo and Vascular Technologies.

Desert Valley Cardiac cath lab is pleased to announce our new state of the art GE Innova Imaging System.

The Innova IGS angiography system is one of the most effective and comfortable for the patients devices in modern cardiac medicine. It is used for diagnostics, as well as intervention, of diseases of capillary tubes, veins, vessels, and arteries.

The major benefits of this imaging system include, but not limited to: high informativeness of the system; possibility to perform diagnostics of diseases with no need for surgical intervention; the convenience of use, practicality, and multifunctionality; the procedure is performed faster; elimination of high radiation exposure; a clearer and high definition picture with good image quality. The jewel of this system is the ability to do a 3D spin of the x-ray tube around the patient. This allows a complete picture of patient’s anatomy in one pass. Part of the catheterization suite includes the ability to reconstruct images into a 3D representation of the patient’s anatomy.

The new room and state-of-the-art equipment will allow us to better serve our community.

Cardio Vascular Stroke Assessment

The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology are excited to provide a series of cardiovascular prevention guidelines for the assessment of cardiovascular risk, lifestyle modifications that reduce risk, management of elevated blood cholesterol, and management of increased body weight in adults.

The purpose of the ASCVD Risk Calculator is to estimate a patient’s 10-year ASCVD risk at an initial visit to establish a reference point. ACC/AHA guidelines recommend the use of the PCE as an important starting point, not as the final arbiter, for decision making in primary prevention of ASCVD.

Early Heart Attack Care (EHAC)

DID YOU KNOW? Most heart damage can occur within the first two hours of a heart attack. EHAC encourages you to know the subtle signs of a heart attack and act on them – BEFORE HEART DAMAGE OCCURS

Early Heart Attack Care (or EHAC) education teaches you to recognize the early signs and symptoms of a heart attack. Why? We want you to become an active bystander so you can save a life – even if it’s yours.

HANDS-ONLY CPR: 2 Steps to save a life

San Bernardino County: Our Community Vital Signs

Community Vital Signs is a community-wide initiative supporting the Wellness element under the Countywide Vision. The initiative is a community-driven effort in partnership with San Bernardino County to establish a health improvement framework by using data to help set goals and priorities for action to improve the quality of life in the County.

Community Vital Signs leads a community health assessment process every five years to learn about the health status of County residents. The assessment includes comprehensive data collection and analysis important for identifying health trends, understanding social issues that impact health such as employment, the environment and public safety, and driving community-level discussion for aligning and leveraging resources to achieve wellness in our County.