About Us

Island Heart Care is the exclusive provider of EECP therapy on the Big Island of Hawaii.  While healing the hearts of hawaii, it’s our mission to improve the quality of life for those suffering with heart disease & to lead the people of Hawaii to a more active & healthier lifestyle through EECP therapy and education.

Island Heart Care is conveniently located in down-town Kailua Kona. Local Cardiologist Armand Wohl, MD FACC serves as the center’s Medical Director. The EECP Operations are lead by licensed nurse April Johnson who brings 10 years of clinical EECP experience and the success of multiple  EECP programs in the state of California.

The Island Heart Care Ohana couldn’t be more excited in bringing new technology to the Island of Hawaii and to serve the people of hawaii with a treatment option they deserve, EECP Therapy.

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CURRICULUM VITAE
ARMAND J.  WOHL, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P.


PERSONAL HISTORY:

Date/Place of Birth:    December 11, 1946; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Marital Status:        Married (1977) to Marylouise with two children.

EDUCATION:

1967    Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  No degree.  Accepted to medical school
after three years of college credits.

1971    Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  M.D. degree.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:


1971 - 1972    Straight Medicine Intern at Bexar County Hospital, San Antonio, Texas.
1972 - 1974    Resident, Internal Medicine, at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas.
1974 - 1976    Fellow, Cardiology, at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center,
Dallas, Texas.
1976 - 1978    Chief of Cardiology at USAF Hospital Elmendorf, Anchorage, Alaska.
1978 - 1979    Chief of Cardiology at Riverside Medical Clinic, Riverside, California.
1980 - 1984    Cardiologist at Grossmont Cardiology Medical Group, La Mesa, California.
1985 - 2001    Cardiologist in private practice, La Mesa, California.
1988 - 1990      Chief of Cardiology at Grossmont Hospital, La Mesa, California.
2001 - present Cardiologist in private practice, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:

1976 - 1978    Consultant in Cardiology at Alaska Native Health Service, Anchorage, Alaska.
1978 - 1979    Staff Cardiologist at Riverside Community Hospital, Riverside, California.
1980 - 2001    Staff Cardiologist at Alvarado Hospital Medical Center, San Diego, California.
1980 - 2001    Staff Cardiologist at Grossmont District Hospital, La Mesa, California.
2001 - 2010    Staff Cardiologist at Kona Community Hospital, Kealakekua, Hawaii.
2001 - 2009    Staff Cardiologist at North Hawaii Community Hospital, Kamuela, Hawaii.
2001 -        Staff Cardiologist at Queen’s Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii.

APPOINTMENTS:

1990 - 2001    Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSD School of Medicine, San Diego,
California.
1993 - 1999    District Councillor, San Diego, California Chapter of the American College of
Cardiology.
1995 - 1998    Member, Board of Directors, Grossmont Healthcare District, La Mesa, California.

 

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COMMITTEES:

1988 - 1990    Vice-Chairman, ICU Committee, Grossmont Hospital, La Mesa, California
1990 - 1991    Chairman, ICU Committee, Grossmont Hospital, La Mesa, California
1990 - 2001    Member, Government Relations Committee, California Chapter of the American
College of Cardiology, Santa Ana, California
1993 - 1997    Member, Executive Committee, Grossmont Hospital, La Mesa, California
1995 - 1997    Chairman, Cardiovascular Supervisory Committee, Grossmont Hospital,
La Mesa, California

HONORS:

1971        Alpha Omega Alpha
1979        Fellowship of the American College of Cardiology
1979        Fellowship of the American College of Physicians
1980        Fellowship of the Council on Clinical Cardiology, American Heart Association
1986 - 2001    Who’s Who in California, 16th thru 29th Ed.
1989 - 2010    Marquis Who’s Who in the West, 22nd thru 36th Ed.
1991 - 2010     Marquis Who’s Who in the World, 10th thru 27th Ed.
1998 - 2010    Marquis Who’s Who in America, 52nd thru 64th Ed.
1992 - 2010    Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 1st thru 12th Ed.
1997 - 2010    Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 1st thru 9th Ed.

CERTIFICATION:

1974        Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
1977        Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty of Cardiovascular
Disease

ACTIVE LICENSURE:

California (1978); Hawaii (2000); Florida (2009)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

American College of Cardiology
American College of Physicians
1979               American Heart Association, Board of Directors, Riverside County Chapter
1981 - 1987    American Heart Association, Board of Directors, San Diego, California
2001 - 2004    American Heart Association, Board of Directors, West Hawaii Division, Kailua-
Kona, Hawaii

EDITORIAL BOARD:

1985 - 2001 Grossmont Hospital Physician, La Mesa, California
1990 - 1992 Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality, New York, New York
1992 - 1994 Hudson Monitor, Ossining, New York

 

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PUBLICATIONS:

1976 Wohl, A.J., Laborde, N.J., Atkins, J.M., Blomqvist, C.G., Mullins, C.B: Prognosis of Patients Permanently Paced for Sick Sinus Syndrome.@  Arch Int.
Med 136: pp. 406-408.
1977 Poliner, L.R., Ritter, W.S., Wohl, A.J., Nixon, J.V., Willerson, J.T.: Hemodynamic Effects of Oral and Sublingual Isosorbide Dinitrate in Patients with
Acute Coronary Insufficiency.@  Texas Med 73: pp. 53-58.
1977 Wohl, A.J., Lewis, H.R., Campbell, W., Karlsson, E., Willerson, J.T., Mullins, C.B., Blomqvist, C.G.: Cardiovascular Function During Early Recovery from
Myocardial Infarction.@  Circ.  56: pp.  931-937.
1978 Gaffney, F.A, Wohl, A.J., Blomqvist, C.G., Parkey, R.W., Willerson, J.T.:
Thallium-201 Myocardial Perfusion Studies in Patients with the Mitral Valve
Prolapse Syndrome.@  AJM 64: pp. 21-26.
1984 Wohl, A.J.: Mitral Valve Prolapse: Diagnosis and Management.@  Fam Prac
Surv 2: pp.  1-3.
1990 Wohl, A.J.: Mitral Valve Prolapse: What the Primary-Care Physician Needs to
Know.@  Cortlandt Forum 3: pp.  148-152
1990 Wohl, A.J.: Sexual Emergencies: Sudden Anginal Pain.@  Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality 24: pp.  57-58.
1991 Wohl, A.J.: Mitral Valve Prolapse: What are the Danger Signs?  Medical Aspects
of Human Sexuality 25: pp.  56-60.

ABSTRACTS:

4/75 Laborde, N.J., Wohl, A.J., Atkins, J.M., Blomqvist, C.G., Mullins, C.B.: Symptomatic Indicators of Early Mortality in Sick Sinus Syndrome.@  Clin Res 23, No.  3: 191A.
1/76 Poliner, L.R., Ritter, W.S., Wohl, A.J., Nixon, J.V., Willerson, J.T.: The Comparative Hemodynamic Effects of Oral and Sublingual Isosorbide Dinitrate in
Patients with Coronary Insufficiency.@  Clin Res 24: No.  1: 5A.
4/76 Lewis, H.R, Wohl, A.J., Willerson, J.T., Mullins, C.B., Blomqvist, C.G.: Cardiovascular Function During the Early Recovery Phase of Acute Myocardial Infarction.@  Clin Res 24: No.  3: 227A.
11/76 Wohl, A.J., Lewis, H.R., Willerson, J.T., Mullins, C.B., Blomqvist, C.G.: Cardiovascular Function During Recovery From Acute Myocardial Infarction.@
Circ 54: Supp II, pp 11-147.  (Presented at the 49th Scientific Sessions of the
American Heart Association, Miami Beach, Florida.)
1977 Gaffney, F.A., Wohl, A.J., Blomqvist, C.G., Parkey, R.W., Willerson, J.T.: Thallium-201 Myocardial Perfusion Studies in Patients with the Mitral Prolapse Syndrome.@  Clin Res 25: 4A.