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Stanford's heart transplantation experience over 50 years
Hear from experts in the Stanford Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery on a study that found long-term survival after heart transplantation has improved over the last 50 years at the longest-running heart transplant center in the United States.
June 21, 2022
Stanford Medicine Alumni Awards 2021: D. Craig Miller
The Stanford Medicine Alumni Association honors Dr. D. Craig Miller with the The J. E. Wallace Sterling Lifetime Achievement Award in Medicine.
December 16, 2021
Hybrid Catheter-Surgical Ablation to Treat Atrial Fibrillation
Learn about hybrid catheter-surgical ablation to treat atrial fibrillation with Anson Lee, MD.
October 20, 2021
Born with a structural heart defect called Tetralogy of Fallot, or TOF, Uduak underwent multiple corrective surgeries early in life. In her 50s, she turned to Stanford Health Care after not getting the care she needed elsewhere. At the Adult Congenital Heart Program, Uduak found an expert team of physicians and staff who listened to her and empowered her to continue crafting her life’s story.
June 25, 2021
The Heart of AFib: Risk, Prevention, and Treatment
Learn about the mechanics of Atrial fibrillation (AFib), the latest treatments available at Stanford Health Care, and what you can do to reduce your risk. Our experts are at the forefront of AFib prevention and treatment.
February 10, 2021
During the pandemic, caring for your heart remains essential. Hear from Dr. Jack Boyd, cardiothoracic surgeon, about the safety protocols you can expect when visiting Stanford Health Care, along with the importance of not delaying your heart health.
September 9, 2020
Mechanical vs. biologic heart valve replacements
Stanford's Joseph Woo, MD, and other researchers compared the outcomes of patients with a mechanical versus biological prosthesis replacing a heart valve. Their study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine in November 2017, found that the benefit of a mechanical replacement for the aortic valve began to disappear when patient reached their 50s. However, the benefit of a mechanical replacement for the mitral valve persisted as patients reached their 60s.
March 23, 2018
Surfer and college rugby player Joe Matthews was a model for health and well-being. No one could ever have predicted that the 19-year-old would soon be diagnosed with idiopathic cardiomyopathy—heart failure from unknown cause. Within the span of a few weeks, he went from active and fit to fighting for his life.
March 21, 2016
Domino transplant patients Tammy Griffin and Linda Karr talk with surgeon Joseph Woo
Domino transplant patients Tammy Griffin and Linda Karr, with surgeon Joseph Woo talk about the transplant
March 17, 2016
LVAD Removal at Stanford: Donna Jackson's Story
Donna Jackson was one of the first people that had an LVAD placed at Stanford. The procedure is meant as a bridge to heart transplant. After almost 3 years on the LVAD Jackson's heart had gotten so strong that doctors at Stanford were able to do a minor and new catheter-based procedure that liberated Jackson from the LVAD’s batteries, controller and external driveline.
July 31, 2014
Total Artificial Heart Option at Stanford (Includes Surgical Graphic Footage)
For many patients who are very ill with heart disease, waiting for a new human heart may take too long. Stanford experts now offer a new option for these patients -- a total artificial heart.
Stanford Health Care TV Commercial
Featuring Dr. Joseph Woo. With the clinical and research expertise of Stanford Medicine affiliated doctors, including those from the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford Health Care continues to improve patient health through continual scientific innovation, revolutionary operative care, and exemplary surgical education.
Stanford Health Notes Video: TAVR Procedure (Heart Valve Surgery)
When it was too exhausting to walk more than 30 feet without resting, Gary Verwer knew that something was wrong and he needed to see his cardiologist. Verwer was diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis, but due to a bypass surgery years earlier he was not eligible for open surgical valve replacement. Verwer instead underwent a new, less invasive procedure as part of a clinical trial, called transcatheter aortic valve replacement or TAVR.
August 14, 2012
Society of Vascular Surgery Interviews with Pioneers in Vascular Surgery
Take a look back at Dr. D. Craig Miller's 2012 interview with the Society of Vascular Surgery—re-edited and re-released in 2021.
March 26, 2012
Innovations in Cardiovascular Surgery | Mini Med School
Robert Robbins and Alan Yeung talk about recent advances in cardiovascular surgery, what it means for patients, and how they envision the field advancing in the future. This course is a single-quarter, focused follow-up to the the yearlong Mini Med School that occurred in 2009-10. The course focuses on diseases of the heart and cardiovascular system. The course is sponsored by Stanford Continuing Studies and the Stanford Medical School.
October 11, 2011
Recent Advances in Heart Surgery
presentation by former CT Surgery Chair, Robert Robbins, for the Stanford University Office of Science Outreach's Summer Science Lecture Series. Dr. Robbins, Professor & Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Director of Stanford's Cardiovascular Institute, delivers information on the state of research, the newest studies, and the latest treatments for cardiovascular disease.
June 12, 2007
The Vision of Perseus: Norman Shumway
Norman Shumway, MD, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford School of Medicine, was a pioneer of heart transplantation and one of the pre-eminent heart surgeons of his time. He and his team performed the first successful human heart transplant in the U.S. in 1968 at Stanford. Other interviewees include Bruce A. Reitz, Keith Reemtsma, Eugene Dong, Fred Cross, F. John Lewis, Adrian Kantrowitz, Herb Warden, Sara Shumway, C. Walton Lillehei, Roy Cohn, Vaughn A. Starnes, and Richard Lower.
February 3, 1993
Dr. Norman Shumway Featured in Stanford Video Tribute: A Sentimental Journey
Watch segment starting at 3:55 | A Sentimental Journey tells the Stanford story through the eyes of distinguished alumni and faculty, including Dr. Norman Shumway, Professor Emeritus of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford. Dr. Shumway was a pioneer of heart transplantation and one of the pre-eminent heart surgeons of his time. He and his team performed the first successful human heart transplant in the U.S. in 1968 at Stanford. This hour-long program was produced by KRON-TV in San Francisco and aired as a prime-time special in tribute to Stanford's Cornerstone Weekend in May of 1987.
Celebrating Stanford: The First Heart Transplant in the United States
50 Years of Transforming Lives: The History and Future of Heart Transplant at Stanford
Stanford cardiothoracic surgeon Norman Shumway, MD, PhD, performed the first successful human heart transplant in the U.S. in 1968. At the Stanford Historical Society 2018 annual meeting, a panel led by Dr. Joseph Woo featured insights from several groundbreaking leaders in the field who were trainees on Dr. Norman Shumway’s team, including Sharon Hunt, MD, Philip Oyer, MD, PhD, and Bruce Reitz, MD.
Publication link: Sandstone & Tile - Winter Issue 2019 (program starting at page 15-21)
May 22, 2018
50 years of heart transplant at Stanford
2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the first successful adult heart transplant in the United States, which happened at Stanford Hospital. Stanford remains the oldest continuously operating heart transplant center in the world. This video recounts that momentous event and moves forward to explore the experiences of more recent transplant patients.
July 2, 2018
Reflecting on the first U.S. human heart transplant
Stanford School of Medicine professor emeritus Edward Stinson, MD, walks us through the events of Jan. 6, 1968, when he and pioneering transplant surgeon Norman Shumway, MD, PhD, performed the first human heart transplant in the United States at Stanford Hospital.
December 21, 2017
Norman E. Shumway, MD, Visiting Professorship Lectures
Translational Research in Aortic Disease
Presented by John S. Ikonomidis, MD, PhD
Horace G. Smithy Professor and Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Medical University of South Carolina
The Perfect Storm: The Affordable Care Act and Repeal of Sustainable Growth Rate Formula
Presented by Jeffrey B. Rich, MD
President, Mid-Atlantic Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Ltd.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Neurologic Protection in Aortic Surgery: The Central Role of Hypothermia
Presented by Randall B. Griepp, MD
Professor and Chairman Emeritus, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Neurocognitive Dysfunction in Cardiac Surgery: Bench to Bedside
Presented by William A. Baumgartner, MD
Vincent L. Gott Professor of Cardiac Surgery; Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs; President of the Clinical Practice Association; JHM Sr. VP, Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians; and Director of the Surgical Research Laboratory at the Johns Hopkins Cardiac Surgery Division
VADs and Dads
Presented by Sara J Shumway, MD
Professor of Surgery, Vice-Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Surgical Director of Lung Transplantation
University of Minnesota
Cardiovascular Medicine: A Joint Mission
Presented by Michael J. Mack, MD, FACC
Director, Cardiovascular Research and Cardiovascular Medicine
The Heart Hospital
Surgery of the Mitral Valve: Conceptual and Technical Development
Presented by Lawrence H. Cohn, MD
Hubbard Professor of Cardiac Surgery
Harvard Medical School, Division of Cardiac Surgery
Brigham and Women's Hospital