Treating Cardiovascular Disease

3D illustration of Heart, medical concept.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition, the American Heart Association estimates that more than 71 million Americans — one in five people — have one or more types of cardiovascular disease, including high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, congenital cardiovascular defects and congestive heart failure.

Once you have heart disease, you will always have it. That is why it’s very important to take care of yourself if you’ve been diagnosed with any type of heart disease. Even if you have heart disease, you can help control it, reduce your risk of suffering a heart attack and improve your chances of living a long life.

There are several types of heart disease you can develop, including:

  • Angina: chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to the heart muscle
  • Congestive heart failure: a life-threatening condition where the heart can't pump enough blood to the body
  • Arrhythmias: abnormal heart rhythms, including atrial and ventricular fibrillation

The cardiovascular team at Temecula Valley Hospital provides:

  • Rapid assessment and diagnosis
  • Multidisciplinary intervention
  • Individualized, advanced, evidence-based treatment

Temecula Valley Hospital, in collaboration with the University of California San Diego Health, provides cardiothoracic surgery to residents of the greater Temecula Valley region. Through the experience of cardiothoracic surgeons from UC San Diego, the hospital can provide advanced cardiac and interventional procedures closer to home.

Podcast: Women and Heart Disease

Learn about women's heart disease symptoms, risk factors and lifestyle changes that can make a big difference in your risk for heart disease.

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Chest Paint Center

The Chest Pain Observation Unit at Temecula Valley Hospital is nationally recognized by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care for meeting or exceeding national care standards for acute cardiac medicine.

Technology and Treatment Options

Watch Andrew Ho, MD, Medical Director for Cardiology and Cath Lab, and Rich Cranston, Director of Diagnostic and Treatment Services, discuss the technology and treatment options available at Temecula Valley Hospital:

Direct Doctors Plus® Referral

If you need a referral to a physician at Temecula Valley Hospital, call our free Direct Doctors Plus referral service at 855-859-5203.