The Department of Cardiology at La Peer Surgery Center in Los Angeles addresses a wide range of cardiovascular issues. With our comprehensive approach to patient care, our team helps patients identify the root causes of cardiovascular problems and find the best ways to treat these issues.
Our Experienced Beverly Hills Cardiologist
Our expert cardiologist in the Beverly Hills, Los Angeles area is Jeffrey S. Goodman, MD, leads the Department of Cardiology at La Peer Surgery Center. Dr. Goodman possesses more than two decades of experience and is dual-certified in cardiovascular disease and cardiac electrophysiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Goodman graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Medicine in 1988. Following his graduation, Dr. Goodman joined Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles; here, he served as a medical intern, resident and fellow. He now is a cardiologist at Cedars-Sinai.
Additionally, Dr. Goodman has received many accolades during his professional career and is an expert cardiologist who prioritizes patient care. He learns about patients and their cardiovascular problems and delivers personalized treatments to help patients achieve the best-possible results.
Heart Diseases & Conditions Treated at Our Los Angeles Surgery Center
Our Department of Cardiology treats many heart diseases and conditions, including:
- Arrhythmia: Refers to an abnormal heart rhythm. An arrhythmia occurs when the heart beats too fast, too slow or out of sync. In this instance, the heart cannot pump blood effectively, and the brain, lungs and other organs cannot function properly. If an arrhythmia goes unaddressed, it may cause organs in the body to malfunction or shut down.
- Atrioventricular (AV) Heart Block: Prevents impulse transmission from the atria (two upper chambers of the heart) to the ventricles (heart chambers that collect and expel blood from the atria). An AV heart block can be partial or complete, and common causes of this condition include idiopathic fibrosis and sclerosis of the conduction system and ischemic heart disease. In some instances, AV heart block may occur due to congenital heart or genetic disorders.
- Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA): Occurs due a disturbance of the heart that causes sudden, unexpected loss of breathing and consciousness. SCA stops blood from flowing throughout the body. As such, SCA is a medical emergency, and failure to address SCA immediately may result in sudden cardiac death.
Our team understands heart diseases and conditions and performs in-depth patient evaluations. By doing so, we learn about patients’ cardiovascular problems and develop custom programs to treat heart diseases and conditions.
Heart Surgeries Performed at La Peer Surgery Center
The Department of Cardiology performs surgeries to treat a variety of heart diseases and conditions, including:
- Ventricular Arrhythmia: Refers to an abnormal heartbeat that occurs in the lower chambers of the heart. Common ventricular arrhythmias include ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation; both of these ventricular arrhythmias are life-threatening and are frequently associated with heart attacks.
- Bradyarrhythmia: Refers to a slow heart rhythm. A typical adult heart beats at a pace of 60 to 100 beats per minute. If a patient experiences a bradyarrhythmia, his or her heartbeat falls below 60 beats per minute.
- Cardiac Arrhythmia Treatment: May involve the use of medications, management of risk factors and dietary and lifestyle changes. There is no surefire cause of cardiac arrhythmia. However, with proper analysis and diagnosis, patients can receive a custom treatment plan to address and prevent cardiac arrhythmias.
Our cardiologists will discuss heart surgery options with patients. They will respond to patients’ surgery concerns and questions and help patients determine the best course of action.
Contact the Department of Cardiology at La Peer Surgery Center in Los Angeles
The Department of Cardiology at La Peer Surgery Center in Los Angeles is happy to help patients address cardiovascular problems. Our team possesses comprehensive expertise and allocates time and resources to treat heart diseases and conditions. To find out more, please email us or call us at 855.360.9119 to schedule a consultation.