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Ventura County

When hearts beat, our cardiologists listen.

St. John’s Heart and Vascular Center at St. John’s Regional Medical Center is rated among the top 10% in the nation for quality cardiac excellence.

 

Heart Health

Your heart doesn’t beat just for you. So if you know you’re at risk for heart disease, don’t wait. Connect with a cardiologist who cares about your heart as much as you do. 

St. John's Heart and Vascular Center offers effective treatment for heart disease, world-class clinical research trials, and a Certified Advanced Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center. We also provide the latest in comprehensive cardiac diagnostic procedures, medical management, therapeutic interventions, cardiac rehabilitation, and screenings.


Award-Winning Heart Care

St. John's Regional Medical Center is nationally recognized heart and vascular program provides the most comprehensive cardiac services in Ventura County:
 

  • Named a Blue Distinction® Center for Cardiac Care by the BlueCross® and BlueShield® Association, 2022
  • Get With the Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, 2017-2021
  • Recognized on the Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, 2017-2021
  • Recognized on the Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, 2020-2021
  • Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll from American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, 2016
  • Stroke Care Excellence Award, 2014–2017
  • Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll from American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, 2016
  • Certified Advanced Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center by the Joint Commission
  • Named a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care, Blue Shield of California, 2016
  • Designated as an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, 2015

 

Emergency Cardiac Care

For cardiac emergencies, St. John's Regional Medical Center is available 24/7 with highly specialized cardiac caregivers and staff experienced in the diagnoses and treatment in complex heart procedures. St. John’s Regional Medical Center is a designated STEMI Receiving Center (SRC). A STEMI, also known as a heart attack, occurs when plaque in an artery blocks blood flow to the heart. SJRMC meets stringent standards set by Ventura County Emergency Services (EMS). As an SRC, when emergency medical personnel confirm a heart attack/STEMI diagnosis, the patient is transported to SJRMC for treatment. A STEMI usually requires aggressive treatment in a timely manner to prevent permanent heart damage.

Expert Heart Attack Treatment

While all heart attacks require prompt care, the severity and corresponding treatment plan may vary. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 720,000 Americans have a heart attack each year.


Structural Heart Program

We offer a range of diagnostic, interventional and surgical treatment options to address a variety of heart and vascular conditions, including:


Technological Leader in Coronary Intervention

If your physician recommends a procedure for you, you can rest assured that stat- of -the- art cardiac care is available right here in our community. St. John's Regional Medical Center provides a range of cardiac interventions such as:
 

  • Coronary Angioplasty
  • Coronary Stenting
  • Chronic Total Occlusions

Advanced Cardiac Imaging

St. John's Heart and Vascular Institute offers exceptional cardiovascular imaging to help diagnose and treat heart problems and vascular conditions: 

  • Coronary Artery CT Scans
  • Calcium Scoring
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Echocardiography
  • Stress Testing 

Heart Care for Women

Heart disease remains the number one killer of women and we are here to improve your odds. At St. John’s hospitals, we recognize that women have unique lifestyle and health care needs and we tailor our heart services specifically to each person. 


Heart Disease Prevention and Treatments

Reducing your risk for heart attack is within your grasp if you improve your lifestyle and habits. The cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and vascular surgeons at St. John's hospitals offer a range of diagnostic, interventional, and surgical treatment options to address your heart and vascular conditions.


Electrophysiology

Electrophysiology (EP) is the science of diagnosing and treating electrical activities of the heart, or heart rhythm disorders. Doctors specializing in EP treat irregular heartbeats that are the result of abnormal electrical impulses that cause the heart to beat too quickly, too slowly, or irregularly.

Watchman Device for Patients with AFib

St. John’s Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce that it is among the first hospitals in Ventura County to offer an alternative to long-term blood thinners with the newly approved Watchman™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Implant. This innovative device is now available avoiding the need to travel for such a procedure.


Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is a minimally invasive technique that can replace a diseased aortic valve in select patients without open heart surgery. St. John’s Regional Medical Center is now home to the TAVR program and the most experienced team in Ventura County.


Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation

The Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at St. John’s Regional Medical Center offers individualized exercise and educational programs for people who have had a recent heart attack, heart surgery, or have experienced other cardiovascular incidents. 


Learn More

To learn more about our services and how we can help, please call us at (877) 753-6248 or use our online feature, Find a Doctor.