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Temecula Valley Hospital - At the Heart of the Matter

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Lifesaving open heart surgery, innovative transradial catheterization, advanced coronary computed tomography angiography (CTTA), these are just a few of the many firsts for Temecula Valley Hospital (TVH). The cardiac service line that the hospital has been promoting since its opening in October is in full swing. Physicians, staff and patients have been very pleased with the treatment and progress of the program.

The clinical collaboration with UC San Diego Health System brings the highest expertise in surgical treatment of conditions of the heart, lungs, chest wall and diaphragm. UC San Diego Health System cardiothoracic surgeons use advanced strategies and techniques to perform bypass surgery including the use of newer off-pump techniques. Open heart surgeries can be performed on a beating heart. In addition, UC San Diego Health System surgeons bring their expertise in the area of minimally-invasive valve and aortic surgery as well as transcatheter valve replacement to the community of Temecula Valley. TVH offers to patients from this community care provided by experts on various conditions. It is strongly believed that this collaboration is a great way to give the community access to many advanced therapies for all cardiac problems.

TVH Cardiologists have been using the full service Cath Lab for diagnostic and interventional cardiac treatment. Innovative procedures like the transradial catheterization in which the procedure is performed through the radial artery in the wrist (rather than through the groin) are being performed at Temecula Valley Hospital. With such an approach, patients are able to sit up immediately rather than having to lay flat in bed for prolonged periods of time. TVH provides comprehensive cardiac arrhythmia management and minimally invasive treatments.

Diagnostic services have been expanded and the number has grown significantly since the opening of the hospital. Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography (CCTA) was added to the arsenal of diagnostic tools Temecula Valley Hospital employs. CCTA is an advanced, non-invasive technique that can help the cardiologist visualize the coronary anatomy without performing cardiac catheterization. Stress testing with advanced cardiac imaging is utilized to help identify patients that are at risk of developing heart attacks or heart disease.

To learn more about cardiac care at Temecula Valley Hospital, visit www.temeculavalleyhospital.com.

The Temecula Valley Hospital located at 31700 Temecula Parkway, brings advanced technology, innovative programs, patient-centered and family sensitive care to area residents. As the region's newest acute care facility, the hospital features 140 private patient rooms, 24 hour a day emergency care, advanced cardiac and stroke care, orthopedics and general medical care and surgical specialties.

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