Treating the Heart

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Treating the Heart

Specialists Available 24 Hours a Day


FHMC has leading heart care specialists available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Cardiologists experienced in pacemakers and defibrillators are on-call for equipment problem solving.

After diagnosis, our cardiac care team formulates an effective treatment and recovery plan. This plan may include a combination of drugs and rehabilitation, or a more complex treatment which may include percutaneous intervention of the coronary arteries or open heart surgery.

Percutaneous Intervention:


  • Coronary artery angioplasty
  • Coronary artery stent
  • Coronary artery atherectomy
  • Pacemakers and defibrillators

Peripheral Vascular:

  • Peripheral vascular angioplasty
  • Peripheral vascular stent
  • Peripheral vascular atherectomy

When surgery is necessary, our cardiac center includes a top-rated cardiac surgery team, two state-of-the art cardiovascular operating rooms and an intensive care unit. Our surgical team performs a wide variety of procedures for the treatment of heart and peripheral vascular disease.

 Surgical Intervention:


  • Coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Cardiac valve repair and replacement
  • Repair of thoracic aortic aneurysm/disection
  • Transmyocardial laser revascularization
  • Cardiac assist device for severe heart failure

Peripheral Vascular:

  • Peripheral vascular bypass surgery
  • Peripheral vascular repair and reconstruction
  • Carotid Endartorectomy
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair 

For more information call the Cardio Secretaries (805) 542-6238.


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French Hospital Medical Center
1911 Johnson Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 543-5353