Heart, Lung and Vascular
In partnership with the Veteran Administration Northern California Health Care System, the Heart, Lung and Vascular Center at David Grant USAF Medical Center is a multi–specialty clinic that provides services to patients referred with diseases of the heart, lungs and circulation. This includes:
- Active duty and retired military members
- Family members ages 18 and older
- VA patients referred or admitted to DGMC
New Patient Referral Information: Referrals must come from primary care, family practice, internal medicine, flight medicine, the emergency department, a surgeon or anesthesiologist.
Patients not enrolled in TRICARE Prime will be seen with a referral from primary care, family practice or internal medicine. Patients from select remote locations may be partially evaluated via telemedicine to avoid travel expenses and to expedite the evaluation.
HLVC clinical capabilities and services include:
- Interventional cardiology
- Electrophysiology cardiology
- Cardiac device implantation, such as pacemakers, defibrillators and resynchronization devices.
- Nuclear imaging
- Cardiac CT imaging
The HLVC professional staff includes seven board certified or board eligible cardiologists, two board certified nurse practitioners, and a board certified physician assistant, each with subspecialty certifications in:
- Critical care
- Cardio-thoracic surgery
- Vascular surgery
- Cardiovascular and pulmonary medicine
The staff also includes nurses and technicians with advanced training in rhythm monitoring, echocardiography, stress testing, cardiac catheterization, vascular ultrasonography, interventional cardiac and vascular procedures, pulmonary function testing, sleep testing, ventilator management, bronchoscopy and the surgical treatment of heart, lung and vascular diseases; and an administrative support team.
Current services include the evaluation and treatment of:
- Coronary disease
- Arrhythmias, bradycardia, syncope
- Valvular heart disease
- Congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathies
- Obstructive and restrictive lung diseases
- Sleep disorders
- Lung nodules and masses
- Peripheral circulatory diseases
- Carotid artery disease
- Aneurysms of the aorta and other vessels
- Multiple modalities of noninvasive vascular imaging
- Minimally invasive and open vascular surgery
- Minimally invasive and open thoracic surgery
- Peripheral artery angioplasty and stenting
- Coronary artery angioplasty and stenting
- Open heart surgery
- Electrophysiologic testing and ablation procedures
Services that are not routinely offered include ventricular assist devices, heart and lung transplants, and congenital heart surgery.
Patient Instructions: Patients should arrive at least 15 minutes before their appointment. Patients scheduled for cardiac stress testing or imaging procedures should not eat at least four hours before their appointment.
Scheduling Appointments: Consult Management will book the initial appointment. The referring physician should book appointments for patients who need to be seen within 72 hours by calling the on-call cardiologist or call the Admissions Call Center at 707-423-2300, DSN 799-2300