Orange County
Heart Institute



Our physicians are cardiac leaders in prevention,
diagnosis, treatment, education and rehabilitation.


Our Services


With diagnostic services that include all the of latest state-of-the-art imaging equipment, our physicians have been pioneers in early detection of heart disease using EBCT heart scans and 64 Slice CT angiography, stress testing and nuclear cardiology.
Treadmill Stress Testing A stress test, sometimes called a treadmill test or exercise test, helps a doctor find out how well your heart handles work. As your body works harder during the test, it re..
CTA is an excellent alternative to invasive coronary angiography.
The Orange County Heart Institute offers a comprehensive program of state-of-the-art services for those patients with cardiac rhythm disorders. Cardiac rhythm disorders are one of the most prevalent a..
The Orange County Heart Institute has been offering ECP since June of 2000. The treatment is reserved for those patients who continue to have angina (chest pain) due to a blocked coronary artery that ..
Treatments for Congestive Heart Failure
Coronary stents have become the mainstay for treating angina and heart attacks and in many cases has replaced coronary bypass surgery.

Physicians

Jairo J.
Marin
M.D., F.A.C.C.

"The art of medicine and it's scientific application must be tailored to meet each patient's needs."

Lawrence J.
Santora
M.D., F.A.C.P, F.C.C.P., F.A.C.C.

"The practice of medicine is a privilege. I believe with this privilege comes the responsibility to treat patients with dignity and respect.

George W.
Wesley
M.D, F.A.C.C.

"It is essential to investigate the patient's problems in a gentle, compassionate and efficient manner, to define the problems and potential

Kelly J.
Tucker
M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.C.

"Medicine is truly a passion for me. I enjoy the work and appreciate the privilege of delivering healthcare. My standard is to treat each pa

Maged F.
Azer
M.D., F.A.C.C.

"Dedication to practice state-of-the-art, evidence-based medicine and technology necessitates continuous study while incorporating a persona

Tyson
Cobb
M.D., F.A.C.C.

“I truly enjoy my work as a cardiologist and find listening to my patients and explaining options clearly helps me give them the best care

Hossein
Alimadadian
M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P.

"I've been extensively involved in cardiovascular research, which draws my primary interest to the area of early detection of the disease fo

Jay H.
Lee
M.D., F.A.C.C.

"The specialty of cardiology is advancing rapidly and this is an exciting time to practice medicine. I look forward to practicing state of t

Shalizeh
Shokooh
M.D., F.A.C.C.

“There is no other profession like medicine that gives one the opportunity to improve the quality of life for others, and I am privileged

Brian C.
Kolski
M.D.

"We live in exciting times. Caring for patients with cardiac and vascular disease is more rewarding than ever. Nothing is more satisfying th


We're pioneers in early heart disease detection.



Founded in 1994, The Orange County Heart institute is made up of physicians who have participated in numerous major research studies which have lead to new methods of detecting and treating heart disease. With diagnostic services that include all of the latest state-of-the-art imaging equipment. Out physicians have been pioneers in early detection of heart disease using EBCT heart scans and 64 slice CT angiography, stress testing and nuclear cardiology.


Our physicians are leading the way with new methods in detecting and treating heart disease.


Research Studies

CAP 2
Name of Research Study:

The Continued Access to PREVAIL (CAP2)

Study Doctor:

Kelly Tucker, M.D. & Jay Lee, M.D.

Description:

After the successful FDA Approval of the WATCHMAN Device,..

CIRT
Name of Research Study:

Cardiovascular Inflammation Reduction Trial

Study Doctor:

Lawrence Santora MD, FACC

Description:

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, event-dri..

TEVA
Name of Research Study:

A Double-blind, Randomized, Sham-procedure-control

Study Doctor:

Kelly J. Tucker, MD

Description:

You are being asked to take part in this study because yo..


Our Mission


We are a single medical group whose physicians are recognized leaders in cardiac disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, education and rehabilitation. The team's mission is to provide the highest quality, most technological-advanced cardiac care in a personal and cost-effective manner.