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A Service of the Lundquist Cardiovascular Institute

More than 5 million people alive today, have had a cardiac event. Being diagnosed with heart disease is physically and emotionally traumatic for both the patient and the family.

Be assured that at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, we do everything possible to anticipate the patient's needs. Our highly skilled staff of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals take pride in a gentle, caring approach to assure that the patient receives the best possible care and achieves the highest possible level of recovery.

The accurate diagnosis and successful treatment of heart disease requires state-of-the-art technology and medical professionals who know how to use it. This medical know-how begins with the cardiologist, a physician specializing in heart care, who determines the appropriate tests and treatment. The Torrance Memorial medical staff boasts more than 40 board-certified cardiologists and five heart surgeons.

People with heart disease can look to Torrance Memorial Medical Center's heart program for a full spectrum of services and technologies dedicated to diagnosing and treating cardiac problems. The Lundquist Cardiovascular Institute operates two Cath Labs for diagnostic and interventional procedures. These procedures include balloon angioplasty, stents, atherectomy and radio-frequency ablation. In addition, the Cardiovascular Institute offers premier diagnostic capabilities, including stress testing, electrocardiography, nuclear cardiology and echocardiography.

The healthcare staff work closely together to keep the patient and family informed, and to coordinate tests, procedures and recovery so patients receive the appropriate care in a timely manner. This unique system of "Coordinated Care" sets Torrance Memorial's heart program apart from other hospitals.

In Case of Emergency

In many cases, the first symptom of heart disease is a heart attack. Torrance Memorial's 24-hour Emergency Department serves as a paramedic base station. Specially trained paramedics and emergency physicians, cardiologists and nurses work together to ensure patients receive the emergency care they need during that critical first hour of a heart attack when serious damage to the heart muscle can be avoided or reduced. Patients who come to the Emergency Department with chest pain will have access to the extensive capabilities of Torrance Memorial to identify the problem and provide immediate intervention.

How To Get More Information

Call (310) 517-4737 with any questions about the Delpit Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.