The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine is known for its innovative approach to the diagnosis, and development of long-term strategies for patients at risk or with a history of heart disease. Our faculty members are experts in Interventional Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Heart Failure, Cardiac Transplantation, Cardiac Imaging and Vascular Medicine and have developed research, teaching and patient care programs in all these areas.
Cardiovascular Health News
Fitness lowers genetic risk of heart disease
In an observational study of almost a half-million participants, Stanford researchers discovered an association between high fitness levels and low heart disease, even among those at genetic risk.
A minimally invasive heart valve replacement
A 58-year-old woman who survived Hodgkin’s lymphoma and lung cancer needed a new heart valve, but open-heart surgery was considered too risky. So her doctor suggested a minimally invasive approach.
50th-anniversary celebration of heart transplant
The landmark heart transplant performed at Stanford in 1968 ultimately led to the success of the operation around the world today.
Landmark heart surgery changed history
On Jan. 6, 1968, as Stanford surgeon Norman Shumway performed the first U.S. adult heart transplantation, the world held its breath.
Moms’ blood sugar affects fetal heart
Elevated maternal blood sugar when the fetal heart is forming has been linked to a heightened risk for congenital heart defects, according to a new Stanford study.
Conferences and Workshops
Stanford’s 4th Annual Mechanical Circulatory Support: Optimal Management and New Frontiers
Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge, Stanford, CA
CARDIA: Cardiac Arrhythmia, Sudden Death, Inherited Cardiovascular Disease, Athletes
Paul Brest Hall, Stanford University
3rd Annual Diagnosis and Management of Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Special Focus Session on Myocardial Bridges
Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge at Stanford, CA
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