Cardiovascular Institute

Cardiovascular Links at Stanford

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery: The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford University Medical Center takes pride in the rich tradition of excellence and pioneering firsts that have made it one of the top cardiac and thoracic programs in the nation. Our long and distinguished legacy of research dates back to the late 1950s, our most notable triumphs being the first adult human heart transplant in the United States, the world’s first successful combined adult human heart-lung transplant, and the first successful use of a ventricular device as a bridge to transplantation.

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine: The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine provides clinical services to more than 250,000 patients annually through Stanford University Medical Center and the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System. We deliver compassionate and cutting-edge preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic services to our patients and are actively engaged in research activities in the basic, clinical, and translational sciences.

Division of Vascular Surgery: The Division of Vascular Surgery works continually to improve quality of life for patients with vascular diseases. We are privileged to work with an outstanding team of faculty and community vascular specialists, cardiologists and cardiac surgeons, radiologists, podiatrists, rehabilitation specialists, basic scientists, engineers and computer scientists.

Division of Interventional Radiology: Our division is renowned for its long history of outstanding patient care, education and research. Many endovascular treatments were pioneered at Stanford including thrombolysis for deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and stent-graft repair of thoracic aortic aneurysms.

Women's Heart Health: Stanford is a nationally recognized center in cardiovascular medicine and is committed to improving the cardiovascular health of women. We recognize that women are unique and often experience different symptoms of heart disease than men. Evaluation and treatment needs to be specifically tailored for each individual woman. 

Cardiovascular-related Training Programs and Fellowships: Here you will find cardiovascular-related research training programs, clinical fellowships, and other cardiovascular-related resources

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