Citizens Medical Center, known locally as “the Heart Hospital”, is renowned for its diagnosis and treatment of heart disease for over 50 years. Doctors conduct thousands of heart-related procedures each year, from prescribing simple medication to performing extensive open-heart surgery.
Citizens Medical Center is committed to providing Victoria with the best and most up-to-date cardiac treatment facility possible. Our sophisticated cardiac program makes it possible for heart patients to stay close to home while receiving the most advanced cardiac care available, from cardiac catheterization to balloon angioplasty, coronary stent placement and open heart surgery.
Cardiac catheterization labs are equipped with the latest in diagnostic technology. Specialized diagnostic tools are equipped with digital technology to provide physicians with readings & detailed computerized images of the heart for more accurately designed treatment plans.
Both Surgery and the Cardiovascular ICU are staffed with registered nurses and technicians specifically trained in cardiac care. Cardiac education and rehabilitation are other important services available to cardiac patients. Through carefully planned exercise plans and education about diet and lifestyle modifications, patients can achieve their highest level of independence.
In addition to a medically superior facility, Citizens supports a highly skilled cardiac team consisting of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified registered nurses and physicians, experienced cardiovascular surgeons, cardiologists and licensed cardiopulmonary personnel. The team also has 24 hour access seven days a week to support services such as laboratory, pharmacy, cardiopulmonary and diagnostic radiology.