Cardiology

New high-tech heart surgery at Community

Look at the Valley's first minimally invasive triple bypass surgery done without the use of robotics, without stopping the heart and without breaking the sternum. Find out how this leading-edge procedure will result in faster recoveries for patients at Community Regional Medical Center.

 

Community affiliates sweep Heroes in Healthcare Awards

Since 2006, Business Street Media Group Heroes in Healthcare Awards have recognized extraordinary individuals in the Valley health care community who have made personal sacrifices to help so many others in the region.

This year four of the seven award recipients are affiliated with Community Medical Centers and were honored at the annual Heroes in Healthcare Awards Ceremony at the Bankers Ballroom in Fresno on Nov. 3.

New laser treatment eases pacemaker lead replacement

New technology in the Valley offers those with cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators a safer, easier way to have troublesome wire leads removed via laser, rather than the traditional open-chest surgery.


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Ailing Heart

Carl Booker, a man in the prime of his life, learns his heart is failing. Can Dr. Bipin Joshi discover why?

Healthcare Heroes episode # 1006.2.

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Wrist Catheterization

Cardiologist Michael Gen at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital performs a wrist cateterizaton on a woman who has high-risk factors for heart disease.

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Top CT technology arrives at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital

Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital is the first in the region to be home to some leading-edge technology — a 256-slice CT (computerized tomography) scanner — hauled in by a special lift. The CT scanner captures sharp, 3-D images of the heart between beats.

Cardiac Care

We perform more cardiac diagnostic procedures than any other hospital network in the region – more than 120,000 last year alone – that’s about one every four minutes.

Diagnostic Procedures

Diagnostic procedures performed at Community Regional Medical Center include:

Echocardiography
This is a painless test that uses sound waves to create images of the heart. It provides the doctor with information about the size and shape of the heart and how well the heart’s chambers and valves are working.

Interventional Procedures

Interventional cardiac procedures performed at Community Regional Medical Center include:

Coronary Angiography