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Each year, more than 5,000 patients from around the world come to Stanford Health Care to receive the most advanced care for cardiovascular diseases. Our expert team uses an interdisciplinary approach that offers the best possible outcomes to all of our patients.
The General Cardiology clinic specializes in the treatment of cardiovascular disease and rheumatologic disease related to the heart. Patients who may have an established diagnosis are guided on the right treatment pathways under the care of our expert team.
Care and Treatment
Stanford has one of the few programs in the U.S. dedicated to cardio-rheumatology.
The Stanford Health Care Cardio-Rheumatology program helps the many patients who have a heart condition along with rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, or a related rheumatologic disease. These and other inflammatory autoimmune diseases can be associated with serious heart problems. In some cases, heart-related symptoms can be a sign of advanced rheumatologic disease.
With expertise and experience in both cardiology and rheumatology, our specialists look at each patient holistically and at each cardiac condition in the context of underlying autoimmune disease. Our goal is to help all patients achieve the best possible control of their rheumatologic condition and all its effects, including its impact on the heart.
The cardiologists in our program collaborate closely with our rheumatologists to safely and effectively treat both cardiac diseases and rheumatologic diseases. Together, we develop a unified strategy and personalized care plan for each patient.
Four members of the Stanford University School of Medicine faculty have been appointed to leadership positions in three prominent national health care organizations in the field of cardiovascular medicine.
Now is the right time to start paying attention to your heart health. You can lower your risk for heart attack and stroke by knowing the risk factors that affect your heart.
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Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.
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