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Ngai X Nguyen, MD

Ngai X Nguyen, MD
Medical Director

Heart Attack Warning Signs

Cardiovascular Services in San Jose

Regional Medical Center of San Jose offers advanced treatment for people with heart conditions,including cardiovascular disease, congestive heart failure, heart attack and cardiac arrhythmia.

If you or your loved one is experiencing the warning signs of a heart attack, we are prepared to rapidly assess and treat you. 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.

At the heart of the cardiovascular services program is a talented team of highly-skilled cardiologists, radiologists, 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.

Our hospital offers the full range of cardiovascular services, including

  • Advanced diagnostic services
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology/Rhythm Services
  • Cardiac Ablation
  • Imaging
  • Surgical & interventional services
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Vascular Procedures

We are one of a few U.S. hospitals to provide extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) services to adult patients. ECMO is a portable heart-lung support system designed to save the lives of patients whose heart and/or lungs are failing and who need cardiac and/or pulmonary support.

Our cardiovascular expertise has earned us national awards and professional accreditations, including Healthgrades; America’s 100 Best Cardiac Care 2015-2017 and Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award 2015/2016