Heart Services

Using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and treatment techniques available today, the Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance Cardiovascular Center of Excellence has designed a cardiovascular program that provides specialized, exceptional care in a compassionate, patient-centered healing environment with the cooperative efforts of the physicians and nurses, discharge planners, rehabilitation and home health care providers.

The Cardiovascular Center of Excellence’s heart services include non-invasive diagnostic testing, invasive diagnostic and interventional therapies providing comprehensive screening, and include a strong emphasis on prevention and education with a focus on preventing heart attack deaths and helping our patients live longer, healthier lives.

Prevention

Some risk factors for heart disease can be reduced by changes in lifestyle. These changes include quitting smoking, controlling blood pressure, controlling cholesterol levels, and losing weight, controlling or preventing type II diabetes, and exercising. Our educational outreach services provide heart disease prevention information through community lectures held throughout the year and include a support group for cardiac patients, family and friends that provides mutual support and discussion of concerns and problems.

Heart Care Screening

The heart beats almost 2 billion times during the average lifespan. Take care of every beat by having a heart screening performed to assess your risk for heart disease. If you are over 35 and have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, are overweight, smoke or have a family history of heart disease – we urge you to sign up for the Advanced Health Heart Screening at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance.
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