At Riverside Community Hospital, we put our heart into caring for yours.

We are recognized as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care in 2024 by Healthgrades. Additionally, we are a recipient of Healthgrades 2024 Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award and have been named a Healthgrades Five-Star recipient for the treatment of heart failure, heart attack and coronary bypass surgery.

Our highly experienced team is made up of cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, electrophysiologists, cardiac imaging specialists and cardiothoracic surgeons who work together to provide state-of-the-art care across the entire spectrum of cardiovascular care.

Riverside heart surgery and procedures

We are dedicated to providing advanced surgical technology and techniques to prevent, diagnose and treat heart disease. From heart abnormalities and coronary artery disease to heart failure and heart arrhythmias, we are here for you.

Our heart surgeons are skilled in both minimally invasive and open-heart options and perform a wide variety of procedures, including:

  • Aortic aneurysm repair
  • Cardiac ablation for heart arrhythmias
  • Cardiac rhythm management device implants
    • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)
    • Pacemaker
  • Combined bypass and valve procedures
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)
  • Heart valve procedures
    • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
    • Valve repair
    • Valve replacement
    • TEER (mitral clip)
  • Left atrial appendage closure
  • Stent procedures
  • Peripheral vascular intervention

CABG open-heart procedure

Riverside Community Hospital has earned a distinguished three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons for patient care and outcomes in isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) procedures.

A CABG is an invasive, open-heart procedure performed when a severe blockage occurs in one of the coronary arteries. The procedure will take a blood vessel graft from a different area of the body and place it in the heart. The graft is used to create a new pathway for blood to flow through that bypasses the blocked coronary artery. The vessel chosen as a graft will differ from patient to patient. However, it typically is taken from the leg, arm or chest wall.

Minimally invasive device implantation for atrial fibrillation

As a regional leader in cardiovascular care and a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center, our hospital is proud to offer a new, minimally invasive procedure lowering the risk of bleeding and stroke in patients with AFib. This procedure inserts a medical device that closes off the left atrial appendage from the rest of the heart. The left atrial appendage is a thin, small sac residing in the left side of the heart. It has been linked as a source of stroke-causing blood clots in patients with AFib.

The left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) device is inserted via catheter, which is then moved through a patient's blood vessels until the heart is reached and the device is implanted.

Minimally invasive treatment for aortic stenosis

At the HeartCare Institute, we are excited to offer a non-surgical treatment for qualifying patients with severe aortic stenosis — transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). TAVR is a leading-edge treatment that allows patients to undergo a valve replacement through a small incision in the skin. For patients who are candidates, TAVR offers a minimally invasive treatment option requiring a shorter recovery period and a history of positive patient outcomes.

TAVR graphic - a view of the heart and heart with the TAVR - transcatheter aortic valve replacement implemented.

TAVR offers several patient benefits, including:

  • A shorter hospital stay and faster recovery time when compared to traditional surgical intervention
  • No need to stop the heart to perform the procedure
  • Potential for better patient outcomes, including patients who are no able to undergo open-heart surgery

If you are looking for heart care, we invite you to learn more about our cardiology services or find a cardiac surgeon in Riverside.