The Prefontaine Cardiovascular Center gives South Coast residents close-to-home access to a full complement of cardiovascular diagnostic tools and interventional cardiology procedures, plus individualized, patient-centered rehabilitation services. We offer advanced care for conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels, including arrhythmia, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, heart disease, hypertension, vascular disease, and more.
Led by Seth Giri, MD, the South Coast’s first full-time local cardiologist, our state-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory offers a broad spectrum of diagnostic and interventional procedures that formerly required a trip to Eugene or Portland.
The presence of this facility at Bay Area Hospital means cardiac patients can receive the diagnostic and interventional care they need without leaving their community. This advanced care, close to home, is a huge step forward for convenient, top-quality healthcare right here on the South Coast.
24-7 Emergency Response
When paramedics answer a call about a severe heart attack, our cardiac care team jumps into action. If your cardiac event happens at night, on-call team members rush to the hospital to meet the ambulance. An electrocardiogram verifies the cardiac event, and a nurse inserts an intravenous tube to deliver medication. Once “prepped” for the procedure, you’ll be taken to a sterile room, where the team is scrubbed and ready to begin your procedure.
Using cardiac catheterization, the cardiologist probes the coronary arteries and diagnoses the exact problem. In many cases he can clear the blocked artery on the spot with a balloon angioplasty. He may insert a stent to keep the artery open. Or he may perform a thrombectomy, clearing away an obstructive blood clot.
If your problem needs surgical intervention, such as a bypass, the team prepares you to travel to a cardiac surgical facility – usually Springfield’s Oregon Heart & Vascular Institute.
Meet Dr. Giri
The Prefontaine Cardiovascular Center is led by accomplished interventional cardiologist Seth Giri, MD. Dr. Giri has extensive experience creating and leading high-quality interventional cardiovascular programs. Originally from Nepal, Dr. Giri completed his medical training at the Harvard School of Public Health in 2000. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. His credentials include Master of Public Health, Registered Vascular Technologist, Fellow of the American College of Cardiologists, and Fellow of the American Society for Cardiovascular Angiography.
Dr. Giri assembled interventional cardiovascular centers at Tufts University western campus in Springfield, Mass., and at the University of Chicago. He later was director of Interventional Cardiovascular Services at Kaiser Permanente in Northern California.
Our RiverBend Partners
Bay Area Hospital collaborates for cardiology services with the Oregon Health & Vascular Institute, part of Springfield’s Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. By incorporating the services of OHVI’s interdisciplinary team, BAH gives patients access to seamless, comprehensive care, plus the expertise of one of Oregon’s largest cardiology programs.
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