Smidt Heart Institute

Year after year, thousands of people trust their hearts to Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai. Our cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and specialized care teams treat the full spectrum of heart disease and disorders, while our investigators continue to advance the field with groundbreaking, life-saving research. From genetic counseling and targeted drug therapies to an increasing array of minimally invasive procedures, Cedars-Sinai continues to stand at the forefront of technology, innovation and discovery improving patient outcomes.

Highest ranked in California for Cardiology, Heart & Vascular Surgery by U.S. News & World Report

adult heart transplant program in the nation

expertise for transcatheter aortic valve replacements in the nation

Conditions We Treat

We diagnose and treat a wide array of heart conditions, from the complex to the ordinary.

Virtual Second Opinion

A second opinion can help you make confident decisions about treatment for your heart condition. With our Virtual Second Opinion program, we’ll guide you through every step of the process. 

Clinical Trials & Research

Leading-edge care begins with research. Learn about our latest discoveries and the clinical trials being conducted by researchers and doctors at Cedars-Sinai.

Medical Professionals & Postgraduates

The Smidt Heart Institute offers a number of programs for graduate studies, continuing medical education and other professional opportunities.

Patient Journey

Review the different types of tests and procedures we offer, and find out how to prepare for your appointment.

Know what to expect before your surgery, get ready for your stay and explore resources for improving your recovery.

Explore highlights of our leading-edge developments in cardiovascular medicine.

Learn about key quality care measures and how Cedars-Sinai compares to the national average.

In one year, Erika Heranic survived a heart attack, cardiac arrests, stroke, life with a left ventricular assist device and a heart transplant. How'd she do it? One step at a time.

Get Help or Make an Appointment

Call or send a message to the Heart team. You can also have us call you back at your convenience.

7 days a week, 6 am - 9 pm PT