Advanced Treatment Options for Heart Failure

Many years of research at Stanford have led to precise diagnoses and promising new treatments for patients with congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathy. Our multidisciplinary team strives to create the best possible treatment plan for each patient.

Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy Clinic at Boswell Building
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: 650-723-5468 Getting Here

Our Doctors

Our team includes cardiologists specializing in heart failure management, cardiovascular surgeons, electrophysiologists, radiologists, and molecular biologists. Stanford's cardiothoracic surgeons are pioneers in restorative techniques for the heart, coupling longstanding experience with innovative approaches.

Care and Treatment of Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy


Stanford has the accumulated wisdom of many years of research and continues to develop the latest advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathy. For example, Stanford researchers were instrumental in the development of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) therapy, leading to the first successful bridge to transplant implant in 1984 at Stanford by Dr. Philip Oyer.

  • A comprehensive range of care, including medical management, device implantation, and heart transplantation
  • Advanced diagnostic and treatment options, including the left ventricular assist device (LVAD) therapy for both short-term and long-term use
  • The benefit of cutting-edge research, including new approaches to diagnosing cardiomyopathy using genetic testing and new therapies for improving the lives of patients
  • Specialized programs within heart failure, including amyloid heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, inherited cardiovascular disease, and chemotherapy/radiation induced heart disease

For Patients


We usually obtain notes from your doctor prior to your visit, but encourage you to bring any medical documentation available to you. Please also bring the following:

  • Your medication list and the actual pill bottles for those medications
  • Test results including laboratory tests; please obtain the actual images (on a disc) for echocardiograms, angiograms, and stress tests
  • If you do not have some of this information and need to have any diagnostic testing performed, our clinic will help you set up appointments.


  • You will meet our heart failure team. We will review your history and records. You will learn about your condition, receive recommendations about dietary changes, and have medications adjusted.
  • Tests may include an echocardiogram, an EKG, defibrillator/pacemaker testing (if applicable), and blood draws to test kidney and liver function.
  • Your visit will typically last one hour or longer.

Call us to make an appointment


For Health Care Professionals


Phone: 1-866-742-4811
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.


Call Val Cannon at 650-723-5468.

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