Ensuring care is quickly available
The Heart Center offers a comprehensive range of heart care services in the North State. In addition to the latest in technology, including "beating heart" surgery, the Heart Center has clinical protocols in place to help ensure care is quickly available to anyone who needs it. For more information about heart care or for a physician referral, call 888.628.1948.
The Heart Center at Mercy Medical Center Redding
From diagnosis through cardiac rehabilitation, Mercy Medical Center Redding's experienced heart team, including sub-specialty, board-certified interventional cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and cardiology hospitalists helps patients receive the most appropriate treatment. We’re well-educated in the treatment of heart attack, and cardiovascular disease. Learn more about our hospitalists.
We treat many different types of heart disease including:
- Congestive heart failure
- Heart murmur
- Pulmonary hypertension
Beating Heart Surgery
Traditional heart surgery requires stopping the patient's heart with drugs. Doctors then depend on machines to circulate blood to the patient's brain and other internal organs while repairing the patient's heart. But thanks to the skill and experience of Mercy heart surgeons and support staff, 90 percent of our heart surgeries can be done without stopping the heart. In those cases, heart-lung machines are not required and patients can avoid many post-operative side effects and return more quickly to a normal routine.
For patient experiencing an ST-elevation myocardial infarction, or STEMI heart attack, time is critical. The first 90 minutes after a heart attack makes all the difference. STEMI heart attacks are caused by a blood clot, and the faster doctors can open the blocked artery, the less chance of permanent heart damage. As a designated STEMI Receiving Center, Mercy Heart Center can diagnose a STEMI heart attack and clear a blocked artery in less than 90 minutes.
A Leader in Healing Hearts
- One of the Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery in 2013
- Healthgrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award in 2013
- Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery in 2013
- Five-Star Recipient for Valve Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
- Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)