Touching the Heart of Porterville and the South Valley

For too long residents of the South Valley have gone without and waited for the technology and services required to comprehensively diagnose cardiovascular diseases. On June 13, 2017, that wait will be over with the unveiling of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Sierra View Medical Center.

Cardiac Catheterization is a procedure to determine how well the heart of a patient is working. During the procedure, physicians and nurses are able to measure aspects of the heart’s performance such as pressure and blood flow. Among the numerous advantages to having cardiac catheterization available in Porterville, x-rays can also be taken to see exactly where arteries may be clogged.

The procedure is done by inserting a thin tube, also called a catheter, into a large blood vessel that is connected to the heart. Physicians are then able to use special imaging technology to check arteries and blood flow to and from the heart. Cardiac catheterization is considered a safe and non-invasive procedure in place of surgery.

To allow for the community and those interested in having a first look at the Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Sierra View Medical Center will host a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13 at Sierra View.

All are welcome to attend and see the new facility coming to the South Valley this year. If interested, RSVP before June 8, 2017 by calling Sierra View Marketing at (559) 788-6124.

In partnership with the Porterville Chamber of Commerce and the Sierra View Foundation, the Grand Opening will feature food from Vintage Press, décor from the Flower Mill, entertainment by Harmony Strings musical group, guest speakers, tours of the facility and more to truly touch the heart of the community.