Ngai X Nguyen, MD
Meeting Your Growing Needs for Cardiology & Cardiovascular Services
Regional Medical Center of San Jose provides top quality level care to our cardiovascular patients. Our experienced medical team of cardiologists, radiologists and surgeons diagnose and treat many heart and vascular conditions, including, but not limited to, heart attack, coronary artery disease, irregular heart rate/rhythm and congestive heart failure.
Regional Medical Center offers state of the art equipment and a highly qualified multidisciplinary team to care for you. If you or your loved one is experiencing the early signs of a heart attack we are prepared to rapidly assess and treat. Our time to treatment for serious heart attacks measures well below the national standards of less than 90 minutes. We will intervene in less than 60 minutes. From the moment you call 9-1-1 our Emergency Department is in contact with EMS.
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) can involve damage to or blockage of blood vessels anywhere in the body outside of your heart and refers to both arteries and veins. When PVD affects only the arteries it is referred to as peripheral arterial disease (PAD). The main forms that PVD may take include blood clots swelling, or narrowing and blockage of your vessels. Regional Medical Center offers testing and treatment for PVD/PAD by skilled cardiologists, radiologists and surgeons.
Regional Medical Center, as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, has a multi-disciplinary stroke team available 24/7/365 with highly specialized physicians (Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, Neuro Interventional Radiologists and Neuro Intensivists), nurse practitioners, technologists and nurses prepared to respond immediately with treatments from intravenous tPA to interventional techniques. Advanced imaging systems located in the Neuro Interventional Radiology Suite help save valuable time, preserve viable brain tissue and help identify the exact nature of the stroke.
The Cardiac Electrophysiology Department at Regional Medical Center of San Jose specializes in diagnosing and treating abnormal heartbeats, known as arrhythmias. These irregularities can cause life-threatening consequences with increased risk of stroke, heart failure and other cardiovascular disease.
According to the American Heart Association, people 40 and older have a 1 in 5 chance of developing heart failure in their lifetime. More than 6 million people in the United States—mostly older adults—already have heart failure, and the number of people with heart failure keeps rising. About 870,000 people develop heart failure each year. This is because people are living longer and surviving heart attacks and other medical conditions that put them at risk for heart failure. People who have other types of heart and vessel disease are also at risk for heart failure.
Care Assure is Regional's heart failure management program. A Care Assure Supervisor provides follow-up communication to cardiac patients upon discharge to assist them in following their care plan. The Care Assure Supervisor is available to answer questions and facilitate scheduling follow-up appointments.
Our Culturally Diverse Cardiovascular Team
At the heart of the cardiovascular services program is a talented team of highly-skilled cardiologists, surgeons, nurses and support staff who work with a talented, multidisciplinary team of specialists. Many on the team are fluent in languages including Spanish, Vietnamese, Farsi and Chinese, and are dedicated to ensuring all patients get the very best care Regional has to offer. Regional is the second busiest Emergency Department in the County and our staff is available 24 hours per day, seven days a week for immediate medical assistance.