UCLA Health Cardiology Torrance

  • Address

    3500 Lomita Blvd., Suite M100, Torrance

  • Phone

    310-517-8578

  • Website

    uclahealth.org

  • L to R

    Dustin Lee, MD Amir Behi Rabbani, MD Daniel Philipson, MD

  • Special Section

    Health Professionals

Services Offered

 

  • General & interventional cardiology care 
  • Management & prevention of heart disease
  • Interventional cardiology: treatment of coronary artery disease, peripheral arterial disease & valvular heart disease
  • Cardiac imaging in office: echocardiography, stress treadmill, echo stress treadmill 
  • Support for patients on blood-thinning medications

“We offer a complete range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.”

PRACTICE SPECIALTY

Amir Behi Rabbani, MD: The UCLA Health Torrance Cardiology group is a full-service cardiology practice specializing in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases and conditions like heart failure, coronary arterial disease, valvular heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and arrhythmias. We offer a complete range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. All of our cardiologists are academic faculty at UCLA and offer the latest techniques based on cutting-edge research. In addition, we are connected to world-leading clinical and cardiovascular services located at the UCLA main campus in Westwood.

Interventional cardiology is a minimally invasive approach to treating a wide range of cardiac conditions, including stroke prevention for atrial fibrillation and treatment of adult congenital heart disease. Using thin, flexible catheters to access the blood vessel allows physicians to implant stents and replace valves without the need for open heart surgery.


SCREENING

Daniel Philipson, MD: These days we focus a lot on the prevention of heart disease before it occurs rather than just its treatment. Screening for and treatment of risk factors for developing heart disease is extremely important even if someone is otherwise healthy. It is better to be evaluated by a cardiologist early. 

If you are wondering if you should see a cardiologist, listen to your body. You know yourself better than anyone. If you feel like there is something wrong, it is always better to be safe and get an evaluation.


PREVENTION & TREATMENT

Dustin Lee, MD: Cardiology is an ever-changing field with new advancements every year. New medications and treatments— which help patients live longer, stay out of the hospital and feel better—are also part of our armamentarium to help patients with heart failure.

Exercise is extremely important for heart health. It reduces the risk factors for heart disease (hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes and obesity) and is also a great way for patients and physicians to monitor for early symptoms of heart disease. The American Heart Association recommends 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobics per week.