The cardiovascular surgeons and interventional cardiologists at Torrance
Memorial Medical Center offer a full range of procedures – including
advanced minimally invasive procedures using catheter-based techniques
– to treat all types of
structural heart and heart valve conditions.
About Our Program
At the Lundquist Lurie Cardiovascular Institute, our structural heart and
valve specialists are committed to using minimally invasive techniques
that reduce the risk of complications, improve outcomes, and promote a
faster recovery. During the past few years, our cardiovascular team has
begun to replace traditional open surgical procedures with innovative
minimally invasive procedures, leading to growth in the volume of minimally
invasive procedures and a decrease in the number of open-heart procedures.
Our highly trained team is also among the most experienced in the region.
For example, Torrance Memorial physicians have performed more than 100
transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures since 2014 with outcomes that are superior to the national
average. And, Torrance Memorial cardiologists and surgeons have recently
begun performing a new catheterbased valve replacement procedure called
transcatheter mitral valve replacement.
Torrance Memorial participates in ground breaking research and is part
of the Transcatheter Valve Therapy (TVT) registry, which is focused on
monitoring safety and effectiveness of transcatheter valve therapy devices. Our
interventional cardiologists and
cardiac surgeons have performed the highest volumes in our area and are known for achieving
excellent outcomes with complex procedures. We continue to contribute
to clinical trials, testing the latest generation of minimally invasive
treatments and technologies, which are performed in our
state-of-the-art hybrid operation room.
About Our Team
Our cardiovascular physicians provide state-of-the art care using leading-edge
technology and work collaboratively to deliver the best possible outcomes
for patients. As part of a partnership between Cedars-Sinai and Torrance
Memorial, our structural heart and valve care team – which includes
cardiovascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists, cardiac hospitalists,
and cardiac anesthesiologists – can leverage the expertise of Cedars-Sinai
cardiovascular specialists who are available to provide advanced, specialized
care to Torrance Memorial patients.
For More Information
- For more information on the Torrance Memorial Structural Heart and Valve
Program, call 310-517-4790
Need a physician referral? Call our physician referral line 310-517-4700
or view our online
click here to learn more about TAVR procedure. For additional information call 310-517-4790.