At Kaiser Permanente, we have the expertise to quickly diagnose and treat any cardiac issue so you can enjoy a full and active life. We have a wide range of Permanente cardiologists, surgeons, and other specialists who work together as an integrated team to treat the most complex heart conditions using the safest and least invasive processes possible. Our doctors and care teams use advanced methods available to detect and treat your condition while following a treatment plan designed specifically to get you the care you need.
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Our innovative multidisciplinary programs for patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) have dramatically reduced hospitalizations and emergency room visits, keeping our patients healthy, and out of the hospital. Kaiser Permanente in San Diego works hand in hand with pharmacists specializing in the management of mediations used to treat congestive heart failure. We also have several other advanced heart failure management programs including utilizing specialized pacemakers with a program called Heartlogic that has been scientifically proven to improve patient outcomes as well as the CardioMEMS device.
Our robust Interventional program provides minimally invasive catheter-based management of various structural heart diseases. For example, the transcatheter aortic valve replacement program allows patients to undergo small incisions in the groin and one night in the hospital, followed by less than one week of total recovery. We also offer several other advanced therapies for the minimally invasive treatment of valvular heart disease including the Mitraclip and we are a leading participant in several ongoing tricuspid clip studies.
They also offer advanced treatment strategies for coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure such as right heart catheterizations, left heart catheterizations, coronary angiograms, rotoblator atherectomy, coronary laser atherectomy, coronary brachytherapy. We also offer advanced mechanical circulatory support with devices like the IMPELLA, intra-aortic balloon counter pulsation, and ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation).
Our comprehensive device clinic (electrophysiology department) has cardiologists who implant lead-less pacemakers, defibrillators or ICDs (implantable cardioverter defibrillators), and other advanced devices and perform complex extractions, such as removing an infected pacemaker without doing heart surgery. For patients who cannot take blood thinners, left atrial appendage closure devices, a new way to prevent strokes in atrial fibrillation patients, can be implanted without opening the chest.
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