A regional leader in cardiovascular medicine, Lourdes Hospital is committed to providing a world-class comprehensive cardiovascular program. To do so, the hospital has recruited highly skilled physicians from some of the nation's best medical schools and has invested in the most advanced technologies to help deliver optimal care to the community.
With a history of firsts, including having performed Lourdes Hospital’s first open-heart surgery in 1992 and opened first’s cardiac catheterization lab in 1986. Lourdes Hospital has a focus on providing the most leading-edge technologies. Cardiovascular patients can have confidence in the experienced physicians and advanced technologies offered at Lourdes Hospital because of its low risk of complications in treating even the most complex procedures.
Some of the advanced, minimally invasive procedures provided through the Lourdes Hospital Cardiovascular Institute include:
- Emergency Angioplasty – Lourdes Hospital averages faster than the American College of Cardiology's recommended guidelines for 90-minute Door-to-Balloon time, with a monthly average closer to 62 minutes.
- Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Replacement or Repair – For patients who qualify, Lourdes Hospital’s cardiovascular surgeons use a small, two-inch key-hole incision to operate on the heart valves, eliminating the need to divide and retract the breast bone as is typically done in open-heart surgery.
- Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT-D) – CRT-D uses a specialized pacemaker to re-coordinate the action of the right and left ventricles in patients with congestive heart failure.