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Heart & Vascular ResearchHeart and vascular research at MemorialCare keeps our physicians and staff constantly aware of the newest and best treatment opportunities and technologies for managing heart disease. Because we are on the cusp of leading-edge research, we offer the most advanced drugs and technologies to our patients. Our research program involves studies of medications, devices and patient therapies long before they become available elsewhere.
Pioneering Breakthrough TechniquesWith a 30-year history of being a leader in cardiac research, MemorialCare physicians have pioneered many cutting-edge diagnostic tests and treatments for heart disease, including the use of pacemakers, treadmill stress testing and drug therapies for acute coronary syndrome. In 1978, our cardiologists at Long Beach Memorial performed the first percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) in Southern California. In 2001, Long Beach Memorial was one of the first institutions in the United States to use a synchronizing pacemaker, called cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), which is now recommended by the American Heart Association in the treatment of heart failure. Saddleback Memorial was instrumental in pioneering beating heart surgery.
Today, the field of cardiology continues to advance, and our research department is a leader. New areas include clinical research on cutting-edge equipment, pharmaceuticals and new heart disease treatments.