Conditions & Treatments


Many factors can cause heart conditions that need medical or surgical attention.

Some of these are a result of structural disorders, such as birth defects. Some are the result of disorders of the electrical signals of the heart such as abnormal heart rhythms. Others are caused by muscular problems such as when a heart attack causes blood to stop flowing to the muscles of the heart. Finally, other conditions are caused by problems with the blood flow through the heart such as disorders of the valves of the heart or arteries that are blocked by plaque.

More detailed information is available on the following heart conditions:


Smidt Heart Institute is a leader in developing and adopting the newest and most effective technology breakthroughs in the fight against heart and vascular disorders. The unparalleled collective knowledge and expertise of our staff of specialists is world renowned and ensures that heart patients receive incomparable care.

Smidt Heart Institute offers preventive, rehabilitative, diagnostic and both nonsurgical and surgical treatments for heart disease, including angioplasty, bypass surgery and heart transplantation.

With historically excellent surgical results, Cedars-Sinai's surgeons are internationally recognized as being among the best and most experienced in the field.

Cedars-Sinai is pioneering the use of minimally invasive techniques to treat heart disease, as well as noninvasive approaches to managing heart conditions.