About Us

As with the introduction of coronary angiography to Ventura County by Drs. Thomas Q. Kong, Sr. and William S. Hart, the physicians of Ventura Cardiology Consultants remain leaders in cardiovascular care delivery. At the major health care systems in Ventura and Oxnard - Community Memorial Hospital (CMH) and St. John’s Regional Medical (SJRMC) - our physicians were the first to introduce the following therapies:

  • Landmark clinical research protocols including stem cell therapy
  • Implantation of drug-eluting coronary stents
  • Coronary intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)
  • Pulmonary vein isolation and ablation for atrial fibrillation
  • Rotor mapping and ablation for atrial fibrillation
  • Coronary optical coherence tomography (OCT)
  • Laser-assisted cardiac pacemaker and defibrillator lead extractions
  • Impella percutaneous ventricular support for ventricular tachycardia (VT) ablation
  • Impella percutaneous ventricular support for cardiogenic shock
  • Implantation of CardioMEMS pressure sensor for heart failure management
  • IFR (instantaneous wave-free ratio) for coronary stenosis characterization
  • Implantation of Watchman device for stroke management in atrial fibrillation

 

We are also the Medical Directors of:

  • Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Community Memorial Hospital
  • Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at St. John’s Regional Medical Center
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory at Community Memorial Hospital
  • Cardiac Physiology Department at Community Memorial Hospital

 

* All group members are Clinical Affiliates of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute *