Straub offers a full range of services in adult cardiology. It also offers pediatric cardiology and pediatric arrhythmia through its affiliate hospital, Kapiolani.
Straub’s team of physicians and professionals provide non-invasive and minimally-invasive diagnostic evaluation using procedures such as angiograms, echocardiograms, Holter monitoring, exercise tolerance testing, thallium stress-testing and electrophysiology testing.
Straub's cardiovascular team has also led Hawaii in the introduction of minimally invasive surgical procedures, which can dramatically lower trauma and discomfort to the patient and shorten recovery time.
- Balloon Angioplasty: A special catheter with a small balloon device at its tip may be inflated within a coronary artery to “dilate”, or enlarge, a severe narrowing
- Balloon Valvuloplasty: A catheter with a balloon at its tip may be inflated within a narrowed heart valve
- Coronary Stents: One or more special metal coils are placed within an artery and inflated with a balloon catheter. This requires a special blood thinning regimen to prevent clot formation
- Electrophysiology Studies: Studies done to diagnose and assist in the treatment of abnormal heart beats
- Pacemakers: A pacemaker is an electronic device used to help regulate the heart rhythm and create an electrical impulse to stimulate the heart to beat
- Transesophageal Echocardiogram: An ultrasound of the heart combined with endoscopy-like procedure, allowing pictures of the heart to be taken from the esophagus. (Endoscopy is the process of inserting a tube down the throat)
- Cardiac or Coronary Angiography: Angiography (X-ray movies) requires injection of a dye containing iodine (a contrast agent) through the catheter to outline the inside structure of heart and blood vessels
- Coronary Atherectomy: A special catheter is used to shave off and remove the blockage from a coronary artery
- Bronchoscopy: The process of inserting a tube with a camera attached into the lung to examine the lungs
- Minimally-invasive beating-heart surgery: Straub's cardiovascular team pioneered this procedure in Hawaii. Unlike traditional open heart surgery, a small incision is made in the patient's chest rather than the long central incision. In addition, the patient is not put on a heart-lung machine. A heart-lung machine gives oxygen to the blood and pumps the blood through the body while the heart is stopped during surgery. Not having to be connected to the heart lung machine further reduces the trauma to the patient. The surgery is performed while the heart is beating. Recovery from the surgery is much quicker and the reduced trauma makes heart surgery an option for patients who would otherwise not be candidates for the surgery.
- Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG): An artificial tube or a healthy blood vessel from another part of the body is surgically attached to make a new pathway around the blocked part of your artery.
- Heart Valve Repair & Replacement
- Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD): An internal device to treat tachyarrhythmias (irregular heart beats).
- Pacemakers: A pacemaker is an electronic device used to help regulate the heart rhythm and create an electrical impulse to stimulate the heart to beat.
Everyday: 4-8 p.m.
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Entrance is located off of King Street.
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Entrance is located off of King Street,
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