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
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.
With a new heart, a college athlete worked to become a model of fitness and a multiple medal winner in the annual transplant games.
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.
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.
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
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
Advancing heart-pump technology including the
development of a wireless, rechargeable battery and new pump
materials with higher blood compatibility
cardiovascular revascularization options for patients with multiple
prior bypasses, failed angioplasty/stents, or other
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.