Advanced Surgical Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease

Our heart surgery program continues the legacy of Dr. Norman Shumway, who completed the first adult heart transplant in the U.S. in 1968. Our internationally recognized cardiac surgeons perform advanced surgical procedures and pioneer new ones, with an emphasis on minimally invasive techniques whenever possible. 

Our clinical excellence combined with our ground-breaking research makes us one of the top heart surgery programs in the nation.

Heart Surgery Clinic at Boswell Building
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: 650-724-7500 Getting Here
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Our Doctors

Care and Treatment

Conditions Treated

Aortic disease

Disorders of the aorta (the main artery that supplies blood from the heart) can be extremely life threatening and may include aneurysms, tears in the inner lining, and penetrating ulcers. 

Aortic stenosis

The narrowing of the aortic valve in the heart which restricts blood flow through the valve and forces the heart to contract harder to pump blood into the aorta. 


An abnormal heart rhythm that is considered serious when it causes the heart to beat too slow or too fast to effectively pump blood. 

Atrial fibrillation

An irregular heartbeat that may increase the risk of stroke and heart disease. 


The deterioration of the function of the heart muscle that often leads to heart failure.

Congenital heart disease

A defect in the structure of the heart and associated vessels, present at birth.

Heart attack

Also known as a myocardial infarction. This occurs when one of more regions of the heart muscle experience a severe or prolonged lack of oxygen caused by blocked blood flow to the heart muscle.

Heart failure

Also known as congestive heart failure (CHF). This occurs when the heart muscle fails to pump blood due to a range of conditions.

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

A genetic condition in which the muscle of the heart is abnormally large in the absence of an apparent cause. When the muscle of the left ventricle of the heart becomes thicker than normal, blood flow is obstructed to the rest of the body.

Valvular heart disease

Any disease involving one or more of the valves of the heart. Valvular heart disease may be inherited or acquired.

For Patients

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) is known worldwide for the advanced patient care provided by its doctors and staff.  We also provide a wide range of guest services and amenities to our patients and visitors. Learn more about preparing for a hospital stay, billing and financial services, and our other support programs in Patients & Visitors.  


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For Health Care Professionals


Phone: 1-866-742-4811
Fax: 650-320-9443
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