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Dr. Joseph Ruggio, MD

Cardiology ·  Male · Age 64

Dr. Ruggio

Dr. Joseph Ruggio, MD is a cardiology specialist in Laguna Hills, CA and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University in 1980 and specializes in cardiology and interventional cardiology.


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Dr. Ruggio's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Heart Palpitations
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ruggio treats Heart Palpitations more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Ruggio treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Heart Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ruggio treats Heart Disease more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Ruggio treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Aneurysm
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ruggio treats Aneurysm more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Ruggio treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Sinus of Valsalva
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 1
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 2
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 3
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 4
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 5
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 6
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 7
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 8
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Abdominal 1
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic 1
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Congenital Aneurysms of the Great Vessels
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
  • False Aneurysm
  • Femoral Aneurysm
  • Fetal Left Ventricular Aneurysm
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Leber Miliary Aneurysm
  • Popliteal Aneurysm
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Aneurysm
  • Retinal Macoaneurysm
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Saccular Aneurysm
  • Suprarenal Aneurysm
  • Vein of Galen Aneurysm
  • Visceral Aneurysm

Dr. Ruggio's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abnormal Heart Beat
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Angioplasty
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease in Women
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Impella Device
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Myocarditis
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography

About Me

"Doing the right things for the right reasons and doing it right the first time". Ensuring the cardiovascular well-being of our patients and their families has been PCA's mission for over 32 years. Our comprehensive team approach incorporates the tal...

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

1985
Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University
Fellowship Hospital
1983
Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University
Residency Hospital
1981
Bronx Municipal Hospital Center
Internship Hospital
1980
Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University
Medical School
1976
Queens College, C.U.N.Y.
Undergraduate School
1985
1983
1981
1980
1976

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Winner- American College of Physicians, Associate Paper Competition, 1983
  • National Science Foundation Award- To engage in research at Naylor Data Institute- Division of Enviromental Carcinogenesis,
  • ACC- California Chapter- Patient Advocacy Award, 2007
  • Graduated in top 1% of graduating class,
  • Research Excellence Scholarship- Research Foundation of the CIty University of New York,
  • Merck Index Award- Department of Chemistry,
  • Guam Legislative Recognition - Resolution No. 364, 2000
  • ACC- California Chapter - Physician of the Year, 2007
  • Alpha Omega Alpha: Albert Einstein College of Medicine,
  • Departmental Honors Award- Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences,

Media & Publications

  • Superior Myocardial Protection by Normothermic Aerobic Arrest Over Ischemic Arrest for High Risk Patients,
  • Model Studies of Nitrogen Spin- Spin Coupling Constants, 1977
  • New Therapy Focus; Ethmozine, 1984
  • How B-Blockade Benefits Myocardial INfarction Survivors, 1983
  • Matching the Intensity or Risk Factor Management with the Hazard for Coronary Disease Events, 1995
  • Specialty Care at the Crossroads Electrophysiology Practice in the Managed Care Era, 1996
  • Review Article Bacterial Endocarditis, 1991
  • Cardiac Operation Without Hypothermia for the Patient with Cold Agglutinin Disease, 1993
  • Superior Myocardial Protection by Normothermic Aerobic Arrest Over Ischemic Arrest for HIgh Risk Patients, 1992
  • A Reappraisal of Treatment for Right Ventricular Infarction. A Clinical Experience, 1983

Dr. Ruggio's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ruggio

3.8

Based on 14 reviews

5 Stars
64.28571428571429%
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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(4)

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The man cares about your$$$ more than anything - find a compassionate physician
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You might say he saved my life. His skills in his profession are as good as you can get. Great staff as well, especially the team performing treadmill stress tests. They made it enjoyable.
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Ruggio is interested in only one thing- $$$ people not important
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Saved my life with an angioplasty and stents. Has provided understanding but firm guidance over the past 11 years. Is very open in explaining ongoing deterioration, its risks and treatments available
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Pacific Cardiovascular Associates Medical Group, Inc.

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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