The Hawaii Pacific Health Heart Centers provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art care across four medical centers – Kapiolani, Pali Momi, Straub and Wilcox.
Healthier Hearts, Healthier Lives
When it comes to your heart health, having access to comprehensive, lifesaving cardiovascular care can make a critical difference.
The cardiac teams at the four medical centers of Hawaii Pacific Health offer the latest in expertise across a wide range of heart and vascular services for every stage of life. From prevention to diagnosis to treatment – regardless of lifestyle – you can expect cardiac care from our medical centers and specialists that is recognized as among the nation’s best.
Our Heart Centers team includes cardiologists, heart surgeons, nurses, technicians and professional staff who work closely together to perform lifesaving procedures, provide general cardiac and preventive heart care, conduct diagnostic imaging and testing, and guide patients through recovery and rehabilitation.
At Hawaii Pacific Health, our mission is to create a healthier Hawaii. Our team is dedicated to providing the highest quality cardiac care with one purpose – healthier hearts and healthier lives.
For questions and information on the treatments we offer, please call 949-WELL (9355).
Heart Health at Straub
Straub Heart Center
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.
Straub Heart Center: 1-808-522-4222
Straub Electrophysiology Department: 1-808-522-2547