The Stanford Cardiovascular Institute brings together Stanford scientists and doctors to advance the treatment of cardiovascular disease.
Complete Care & Support
Stanford Cardiovascular Health offers you a wide range of innovative programs and services, each one dedicated to treating a specific heart or vascular condition.
We have the expertise to diagnose and treat all types of heart and blood vessel conditions, whether common or rare. Our doctors help define national protocols for the treatment of cardiovascular disease through their clinical research and active participation in national medical associations.
We know that each person who comes to us for cardiovascular care has specific and unique needs. We work with you to customize your experience, from diagnosis through treatment and follow-up. Our goal is to provide you with all the support you need, throughout your care.
Given the wide range of heart and vascular specialties available at Stanford, we can provide the diverse care team you need. Each of our specialties offers advanced diagnostic tools and experts who can identify complex diseases and their causes. By offering a broad range of treatments based on the latest evidence, we can find those that best suit your needs.
Members of your care team not only closely coordinate with each other, but also with you and your family. Regular and clear communication is a key part of our approach.
We take the time to thoroughly understand and diagnose your medical concerns. We discuss our recommendations with you and involve you in all decisions. Our goal is to provide a personalized care experience.
We provide patients and families with a dedicated team to help navigate our support programs. Please contact Guest Services at 650-498-3333 to learn more.
Research to Advance the Standard of Care
Home to the first successful heart transplant in the U.S. in 1968, Stanford has a long history of defining the standard of care in heart and vascular medicine. We later performed the first placement of mechanical support for someone awaiting a transplant.
Our dedication to discovery and innovation attracts some of the nation’s top doctors and drives our continued excellence today.
Current areas of focus include:
Finding safe and effective ways to make minimally invasive treatments available for more patients with heart and vascular disease
Identifying the root causes of heart disease, including its genetic determinants
Exploring how stem cells can not only treat heart disease but help with individual diagnosis, such as generating heart cells for evaluation from your skin or gums
Advancing heart-pump technology including the development of a wireless, rechargeable battery and new pump materials with higher blood compatibility
Developing new cardiovascular revascularization options for patients with multiple prior bypasses, failed angioplasty/stents, or other complications
Advancing aorta repair and replacement, including non-surgical procedures and hybrid procedures that combine surgical and catheter-based techniques. Our program performs the highest volume of ascending and descending aorta surgeries, with or without stent grafting, in California
Our doctors partner with Stanford experts in engineering, genetics, and other fields to develop new ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent heart and vascular disease.
For Referring Physicians
You may make referrals to Stanford Health Care with confidence, knowing that your request will be handled immediately and that most of your patients will be admitted within 24 to 48 hours.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.
We participate in and frequently lead the latest, most advanced clinical trials. These research studies evaluate new techniques, devices, drugs, or other treatments for heart and vascular disease. When appropriate, they can provide you with early access to promising approaches.
Open trials refer to studies currently recruiting participants or that may recruit participants in the near future. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but similar studies may open in the future.