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

Treatments

Cardiac resynchronization therapy

A surgical implant procedure that coordinates or "resynchronizes" the heart so both chambers beat at the same time.

Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery

A surgical procedure used in which the blocked portion of the coronary artery is bypassed with another piece of blood vessel.

Heart transplant

A surgical option to treat advanced heart failure, a condition that occurs when the heart can't pump enough oxygenated blood to meet the needs of the body's organs.

Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)

A surgically implanted medical device that detects irregular heart rhythms and works to set the heart back into a normal rhythm.

Left ventricular assist device (LVAD)

A mechanical device which aids in the pumping function of the blood.

Left ventricular remodeling/surgical ventricular restoration

A technique that provides the heart with a more normal shape after a heart attack, allowing it to pump blood more efficiently.

Mitral valve repair surgery

Surgical repair or replacement of the heart's mitral valve.

Pacemaker

A surgically implanted medical device that monitors heart rhythm.

For Patients

PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

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.

DURING YOUR APPOINTMENT

  • 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

650-723-5468

For Health Care Professionals

PHYSICIAN HELPLINE

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.

HOW TO REFER

Call Val Cannon at 650-723-5468.

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