Awards and Recognition
The American College of Cardiology has recognized Shasta Regional Medical Center for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain. Shasta Regional Medical Center was awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation based on rigorous onsite evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.
Hospitals that have earned ACC Chest Pain Center Accreditation have proven exceptional competency in treating patients with heart attack symptoms. They have streamlined their systems from admission to evaluation to diagnosis and treatment all the way through to appropriate post-discharge care and recommendations and assistance in patient lifestyle changes.
“Shasta Regional Medical Center has demonstrated its commitment to providing Redding and the surrounding communities with excellent heart care,” said Phillip D. Levy, MD, FACC, chair of the ACC Accreditation Management Board. “ACC Accreditation Services is proud to award Shasta Regional Medical with Chest Pain Center Accreditation.”
Shasta Regional Medical Center is one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals recognized by Watson Health and is a fully accredited chest pain center. We have also been awarded five out of Five-Star recognition by Healthgrades in the treatment of heart failure and pacemaker and defibulator procedures. We achieved this recognition based on:
- Performance metrics
- Higher survival rates
- Lower complications
- Fewer readmits to the hospital
- Patient satisfaction ratings
- Other quality measures
We are the only hospital in the North State to be an Accredited Chest Pain Center, but the true honor resides in providing our community with the team, knowledge and dedication to fight America’s #1 killer, heart disease.
The CardioMEMS™ uses a small, wireless monitoring sensor implanted in the pulmonary artery to directly measure the arterial pressure. The system allows patients to transmit this data from their homes to their health care providers allowing for personalized and proactive heart failure management.
Shasta Reginald Medical Center announces the WATCHMAN procedure for people with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem (also known as non-valvuar AFib) who need an alternative to blood thinners.
WATCHMAN is implanted into your heart in a minimally invasive, one-time procedure. To implant WATCHMAN, your doctor makes a small cut in your upper leg and inserts a narrow tube, as done in a standard stent procedure. Your doctor then guides WATCHMAN into your heart’s LAA. The procedure is done under general anesthesia and takes about an hour. Patients commonly stay in the hospital overnight and leave the next day.
Our Cardiac program brings together board certified Cardiologists, Cardiac and Vascular Surgeons, Interventional Radiologists and others, tackling Heart and Vascular Disease. From prevention and diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation, our staff is committed to combining the latest proven technology with personal care and attention to help you get better.
Cardiac diagnostic testing is a very important tool for detecting heart disease. Our Cardiac Catheterization Lab is available 24/7 and features technologically advanced equipment and therapies for blocked arteries, aneurysms, and clots, as well as procedures in treating heart rhythm disorders, implantable cardiac defibrillators and pacemakers. The Cardiac Echo Lab is staffed by certified Echo technologists and the Vascular Ultrasound Lab is staffed by registered vascular technologists. Our staff includes top cardiologists and cardiac and vascular surgeons as well as highly trained cardiac care nurses and techs. Together they offer innovative treatments, advanced technology and comprehensive prevention programs – making Shasta Regional Regional the area’s premier destination for cardiovascular care.
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Cardiothoracic, Cardiac & Vascular Surgery
Cardiothoracic surgery is the field of medicine involved in surgical treatment of diseases affecting the heart and lungs and arteries leading to them. The vascular procedures the cardiothoracic surgeons at Shasta Regional Medical Center perform are listed below. Please note that each case is unique, and the treatments listed here are for general understanding purposes only. Your surgeon will provide details on your specific surgical needs.
Our Cardiac Surgical Team is well-trained and experienced in all aspects of cardiac and thoracic surgery. A broad range of cardiac surgical services is available 24 hours a day. Our cardiac surgery teams include not only experienced surgeons, but also highly trained clinical and other staff — all focused on providing excellent patient care and outcomes.
- Coronary artery bypass grafting
- Valve repair and replacement
- Aorta repair
- Thoracic procedures
- Vascular procedures
- Off-pump (OPCAB) bypass surgery
Vascular surgery is a specialty of surgery that treats diseases of the vascular system by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures and surgical reconstruction. Vascular procedures are performed in the operating room and use general anesthesia. They may be minimally-invasive, using a smaller incision, or may be an open surgery with a larger incision.
Interventional Cardiology & Radiology
- Interventional cardiology is a branch of the medical specialty of cardiology that deals specifically with the catheter-based treatment of heart diseases. Interventional cardiologists may perform treatments for peripheral vascular disease, carotid artery disease and abdominal aortic aneurysms in the cardiac catheterization lab. This is considered a type of endovascular procedure.
- Interventional radiology is the practice of medicine in which physicians treat disease with image-guided, minimally invasive techniques, also considered endovascular procedures. These procedures are usually performed under local anesthesia and conscious sedation using some form of guided imaging in the cardiac catheterization lab.
Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Services
Our Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Services offer a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for patients with cardiac arrhythmias. The complete range of services include several diagnostic monitoring techniques, including non-invasive risk stratification for:
- Device Implant
- Laser Lead Extraction
- Catheter Ablation for arrhythmias including; atrial fibrillation (A-fib) and ventricular tachycardia