Innovative Treatments at the Sharp Grossmont Hospital Heart Health Expo
On April 29, Sharp Grossmont Hospital held its annual Heart Health Expo. The free community event, which attracted 80 attendees from throughout San Diego County, featured free health screenings, a heart-healthy breakfast and exhibitor tables highlighting various hospital services and local organizations.
The theme of this year's expo focused on the innovative treatments offered at Sharp Grossmont Hospital for cardiovascular diseases. Sharp Grossmont's physician experts representing vascular surgery and interventional cardiology — Drs. Nassir Azimi, Patrick Cook and Scott Musicant — discussed topics such as self-dissolving stents to help open blocked blood vessels and minimally invasive techniques for treating aneurysms.
"From diagnostic imaging modules to personalized cardiac and vascular rehabilitation programs, Sharp Grossmont Hospital provides comprehensive, advanced cardiovascular care right here in the heart of East County, serving residents far and wide," says Joyce Mcginty, director of Heart and Vascular Services at Sharp Grossmont Hospital.
Hospital leadership also unveiled current plans for a new heart and vascular center slated to open later next year. The new, 74,000-square-foot building will house state-of-the art cardiac catheter labs, hybrid operating rooms, a multipurpose image-guided operating room, a clinical laboratory and a pharmacy.
About Sharp Grossmont Hospital
Sharp Grossmont Hospital has been serving the East County community for 60 years. It is the largest not-for-profit, full-service, acute-care hospital in San Diego's East County and is part of Sharp HealthCare. The hospital is known for its clinical excellence in emergency and critical care, cardiac and cancer care, surgery, stroke care, orthopedics, rehabilitation, behavioral health, women's and children's health and hospice care. The hospital offers extensive outpatient services and prevention programs such as home infusion, sleep disorder care, wound care and hyperbaric medicine to support Sharp HealthCare's emphasis on community health and wellness. Sharp Grossmont is a Magnet-designated hospital and committed to providing the highest quality care.