30 years on the Los Robles Hospital
campus, we moved the clinical practice
office to a beautiful NEW building
on the Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital
campus. We continue with our
cardiovascular disease management
programs, preventive cardiology,
non-invasive assessment tools and,
of course, our clinical research
programs looking for new and innovative
ways to manage cardiovascular disease.
For directions and
flyer, click here.
guiding principle of the Ventura
Heart Institute is that the best
treatment of cardiovascular disease
is its prevention. The
emphasis has always been on wellness
and prevention with the ideal care
being proactive, rather than reactive,
assessment and intervention.
The evolving healthcare landscape
is increasing the emphasis on prevention
and wellness. The Ventura
Heart Institute's mission has always
been to provide patients with evidence-based
strategies for the optimal and cost
effective assessment and management
of cardiovascular risks.
also believe that clinical research
improves clinical care so we have
conducted over 160 clinical trials
in new and novel cardiovascular
therapies, with the goal of contributing
to the improved care of patients
everywhere. We have relocated
our clinical research offices to
a new dedicated site on Saint Charles
Drive in Thousand Oaks in collaboration
with Westlake Medical Research (www.wmresearch.com)
to expand our mutual capabilities
in clinical trials and bring these
to our communities. Dr. Loh
is the Principal Investigator for
cardiovascular trials. At
this ADA compliant site, we have
exam rooms, an infusion-room, a
lab with both refridgeration and
a -80 degree freezer, dedicated
clinical research monitor work space
with wireless internet and copier-scanner-fax.
The investigational productstorage
room has its own heating and cooling
sysems with 24 hour monitoring of
the drug refridegerator and -20
degree freezer. The research
facility is protected by alarm and
motion detectors with the drug room
having an additional two alarm systems
and the requirement for biometric
scanning for entry. The research
site is staffed by a research director,
administator, three clinical research
coordinators, three assistant research
coordinators, a lab technician,
two recruiters, one regulatory expert
and the site also supports space
believe that lifestyle modifications
with proper nutrition, weight management,
exercise and judicious use of appropriate
medications used to expert-guided
standards provide patients the greatest
probability of a good outcome.
We provide cardiovascular screening
for risk assessment, education programs
and clinical research protocols
in our quest to provide the most
up-to-date options for our patients.
The American Heart Association updated
its guidelines for prevention of
heart disease in women. You
can download a copy of the complete
recommendations by clicking here
or clicking on the summary
in Dr. Loh's Second Opinion column
on the subject.
may access Dr. Loh's prior Second
Opinion newspaper columns and editorials
by clicking on the link at the top
of this page entitled
"Second Opinion Columns".
of Dr. Loh's professional background
is available by clicking the tab
at the top of this page (Dr. Loh
& the VHI Staff) or by going
to his LinkedIn summary.
You may contact Dr. Loh by e-mail
by clicking here.
Loh has been doing presentations
on "Health Care Reform"
to professional and public audiences
since 1992. The passage of
the Patient Protection and Affordable
Care Act represents a significant
step towards America's achieving
a just and fair healthcare system
to serve its citizens. To
see his Op-Ed articles on this subject,
please go to the "Second Opinion
Columns" link at the top of
this page and select the articles
from March 2010, November 2010,
January 2011, July 2012 and September
addition, he was invited to lecture
"Harnessing Health Care Information
Technology at the Point-of-Care
to Improve Quality and Outcome"
at the University of California
- Berkeley, co-sponsored by the
Center for Information Technology
Research in the Interest of Society
(CITRIS) at www.citris-uc.org, and
the School of Public Health.
His poster on healthcare information
technology was also accepted for
presentation at Harvard's
Inaugural America China Health Summit
in Boston in September 2011.
He also presented at a regional
TEDx program (http://youtu.be/b51KhIy3cA0)
on how medical advances are validated.
will continue to plan free public
education programs themed "The
Prevention of Heart Disease"
in the future as we have for many
years. Topics will include
the cardiovascular risk factors
such as blood fat abnormalities,
high blood pressure, irregular heart
beats,diabetes and their lifestyle
and drug management. The responses
to these prior Symposia have been
positive with accolades to the faculties
and content. We will continue
to strive to provide up-to-date
information on heart and vascular
disease to the public and our colleagues.