A newly awarded national accreditation from the American College of Cardiology affirms Loma Linda University Medical Center’s expertise in providing top-tier heart and vascular care to the communities it serves.Read Story
We provide the most advanced cardiac care in the region. Through our multidisciplinary approach to care, we ensure patients have access to a full range of clinical services within our specialty care facilities. This unique team approach brings together doctors across multiple medical specialties to develop comprehensive, personalized treatment plans that are tailored to each patients' needs, requirements and overall well-being.
Loma Linda University International Heart Institute is a state-of-the-art care facility with highly trained specialists and advanced technology. Patients with unusual and complex medical conditions have direct access to Loma Linda University Medical Center’s services, facilities and an experienced team of physicians, nurses and professionals.
Loma Linda University Health is one of only two designated facilities in the San Bernardino and Riverside Counties providing immediate, life-saving responses to heart attack victims. And, it is the only hospital in the region performing heart transplants. Loma Linda University Health has specialty units designed and staffed for heart patients including:
- Coronary care unit
- Cardiac surgery
- Cardiac step-down
- Observation areas
Why Choose Loma Linda University International Heart Institute
- Leader in adult cardiology for over 50 years, providing care to patients locally, nationally and internationally.
- Dedicated team of pediatric and adult cardiologists to serve the unique needs of adults born with heart problems.
- Specialized outpatient clinic for adults with congenital heart disease
- First hospital in the region accredited by the Joint Commission to provide adults with destination therapy/ventricular assist devices
Adult Congenital Clinic
The Adult Congenital Heart Disease clinic at Loma Linda University Health International Heart Institute provides world class, coordinated care with a multidisciplinary team approach including services for high risk obstetrics, electrophysiology (heart rhythm disorders), heart catheterization (valve implantation, septal defect closure, treatment of narrowed valves or arteries), heart failure, echocardiography, heart transplant and cardiac surgery.
The Arrhythmia Program, specializing in both pediatrics and adults, offers the latest treatments and technologies for the care of patients with heart rhythm disorders. As part of an academic medical center, our electrophysiologists and nurse practitioners have advanced training and many years of experience in managing patients with an abnormal heart rhythm. Treatments include medications, procedures and implantable devices to help normalize arrhythmias. This team works in collaboration with other specialty services to ensure individualized care is provided to every patient.
Heart Failure Program
The Heart Failure Program at Loma Linda University International Heart Institute aims to provide patients and their families with the education and support they need to stay healthy and improve quality of life. Heart failure can be managed through one-on-one patient education focusing on medications, cardiac diet, lifestyle modifications and advanced cardiac planning. Our team of experienced doctors, nurse practitioners, dedicated case manager and licensed vocational nurse have worked together to offer exceptional, individualized care since 1997. We currently manage over 1,300 patients living with heart failure, and that number continues to grow.
Interventional Cardiology Program
The Interventional Cardiology Program at the International Heart Institute offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic options for non-surgical treatments of cardiac and vascular conditions. Our specialists work collaboratively with cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons, electro-physiologists, congenital and heart failure experts. This ensures superior individualized care is provided to every patient to promote health and a better quality of life. Our state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization labs use low-radiation, high-resolution equipment along with the latest in medical devices to treat all possible cardiovascular conditions.
Peripheral Arterial and Venous Disease
Loma Linda University Health is internationally renowned for expertise, leadership and dedication to bringing the most innovative care to patients with different medical problem including peripheral vascular disease. Our physicians are world leaders in the areas of peripheral vascular disease and limb care, and they work collaboratively to provide extraordinary care and improved outcomes for some of the most complicated cases. We are dedicated to delivering expert care with a personal touch, providing individualized attention to each patient. Vascular clinic offers comprehensive care for diseases of the vascular system (blood vessels), including peripheral artery disease, diffuse and premature atherosclerosis, venous disease and varicose vein. Our specialists diagnose and manage patients with arterial, and venous disease, as well as acute and long- term care of patients with hypercoagulable state. We have several specialty services and resources to ensure patient gets the best treatment.
Structural and Valvular Heart Disease Program
We are proud to be the top structural program in the Inland Empire offering services unique, patient-centered, alternative therapies when open heart surgery is not recommended or ideal. The emerging field of structural heart disease has gathered significant momentum over the last decade and our cases have proven to have superior outcomes. We have strong relationships with your referring physicians to ensure you get the best care in the quickest time possible.
Patients can be referred for consultation by their primary care physician or by other cardiologists for specialized heart care situations. Most insurance plans require that you have a primary care physician that coordinates all your care and makes referrals to specialists for heart conditions they cannot treat.