The Cardiovascular Program at Mainland Medical Center, a campus of Clear Lake Regional Medical Center (CLRMC), provides a full range of services to help people prevent, treat, and recover from heart disease and stroke. From screenings to diagnostic cardiac catheterization, from angioplasty to rehabilitation, Mainland’s services have earned a reputation of excellence. Patients can also take advantage of the cardiac care resources at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, including The Heart & Vascular Hospital.
Interventional strategies involve looking inside blood vessels to check their condition and then repairing any problems.
State-of-the-Art Catheterization labs
Our Cardiologists use cardiac and peripheral diagnostics and interventions which are enhanced by our digital X-ray imaging systems; making it possible to view even hard-to-see blood vessels with exceptional clarity.
The Catheterization Lab staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and works with our Emergency Department staff to coordinate quick door-to-intervention times.
Our Cardiologists and Vascular Surgeons perform the following procedures:
- Heart Catheterization
- Coronary Stent Procedures
- Peripheral Procedures: Diagnostic Arteriograms and Interventions
- Pacemaker and ICD Implants
- Vena Cava Filter Insertion
- Percutaneuos Coronary Intervention (PCI)
- Carotid Artery Stenting
- Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS)
- Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP)
Cardiology and Vasular Diagnostic Services
Cardiology diagnostic services are provided in a non-invasive manner. These services include:
- Digital Echocardiogram/Vascular Image Archival
- Tilt Table Stress Testing
- Peripheral Vascular Ultrasound
- Waveform Analysis
- Stress Echo Testing
- Venous Mapping
- Transesophageal Echoes
- Carotid Flow Evaluation
- Nuclear Cardiology
- Stress Testing
Our ECHO lab is accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of ECHO Labs.
This department provides care and diagnosis to patients, including:
- Evaluation of cardiopulmonary function
- Treatment of cardiopulmonary impairment
- Assessment of treatment effectiveness
- Care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system
Diagnostic tools include:
- Pulmonary function testing
- Arterial blood gas analysis
Accredited by the College of American Pathologist for Blood Gas Analysis.
Chest pain care
Seconds count when there is a cardiac emergency. Cardiac emergencies, including chest pain, heart failure, arrhythmias and heart attacks require quick treatment. To make sure every second counts, Mainland Medical Center’s Chest pain Care is located in the Emergency Department.
This care provides the hospital with more time to monitor patients who do not have clear symptoms of a coronary event so that they are not sent home too early or needlessly admitted.