Heart Treatments

Groundbreaking robotic-assisted procedures, immunosuppression treatments, cell therapy, durable devices—these are just some of the advanced care options offered at Cedars-Sinai. Supported by national clinical trials and leading-edge research, our cardiac specialists work at the forefront of technology, innovation and discovery. This deep experience and collaborative care creates the foundation for individual treatment plans that lead to the best possible outcomes. Learn more about the treatments we offer.

Aortic Disease


Cardiac Rehabilitation

  • Monitored and unmonitored, supervised exercise
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Stress management

Cardiac Surgery

  • Aortic dissection
  • Adult congenital heart surgery
  • Aorta and aortic valve surgery
  • Aortic aneurysm repair (open and minimally invasive)
  • Cardiac catheterization treatments
  • Complex aortic surgery
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG)
    • Including high-risk coronary artery bypass surgery
    • Off pump bypass surgery
  • Heart transplant
  • Heart valve surgery
    • Pulmonic valve surgery
    • Tricuspid valve surgery
  • Lead management and extractions with laser
  • Lung transplant
  • Minimally invasive and robotically assisted heart surgery
    • Direct coronary artery bypass
    • Direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) in hybrid revascularization
    • Mitral valve repair and replacement
    • Removal of intracardiac tumors
    • Repair for atrial septal defect
    • Tricuspid repair and replacement
  • Pacemaker and defibrillator implants
  • Surgery for aorta surgery, Marfan syndrome and connective tissue disorders
  • Surgery for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Surgery for infective endocarditis
  • Surgical myectomy for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Surgical procedures to treat heart failure
  • Surgical treatment for atrial fibrillation (Maze procedure, modified Maze, keyhole and minimally invasive approaches)
  • Surgery to remove faulty or nonfunctioning leads (lead extraction)
  • Surgery to treat pulmonary disease
  • Thoracic endovascular aortic repair for thoracic aneurysms
  • Total artificial heart
  • Treatment for acute pulmonary embolism
  • Valve sparing root surgery
  • Veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Ventricular assist devices and mechanical circulatory support

Cardio-Oncology


Congenital Heart Disease


Electrophysiology


General & Preventive Cardiology

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
    • Chest pain
    • Post-cardiac surgery
  • Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP)
    • Chest pain
  • Lifestyle modifications
    • Diet
    • Exercise
    • Smoking cessation
  • Medications
    • Blood thinners
    • Coronary artery disease
    • Diabetes
    • High blood pressure
    • High cholesterol
    • Palpitations

Genetic Disorders of Cardiovascular System

  • Device-based therapies
    • Defibrillators
    • Pacemakers
  • Multidisciplinary treatment team
    • Cardiac Surgery
    • Electrophysiology
    • Interventional Cardiology
  • Patient's specific medical therapy
  • Seamless coordinated care with cardiologists and primary care physicians

Heart Failure

  • A multidisciplinary outpatient heart failure center including heart failure specialist MDs and NPs, social workers, pharmacists, physical therapists and our supportive care team who coordinate all aspects of heart failure management.
  • Diagnosis of complex heart conditions using a team approach and cutting-edge imaging.
  • For critically ill patients, Cedars-Sinai is a specialized center to receive patients from external hospitals for urgent evaluation for transplantation, ECMO and other acute support devices.
  • Hemodynamically guided therapy—an inpatient program to stabilize fluid balance, improve kidney function and reduce repeat hospitalizations.
  • Optimization of medications—adjusting making adjustments to include the latest medications, in the best combination for each patient, to maximize survival and quality of life.
  • Outpatient intravenous diuretics when needed to help with volume overload.
  • The approach to treatment of heart failure at Cedars-Sinai is an individualized, patient-centered program integrating state-of-the-art medications, procedures and devices in conjunction with lifestyle improvements.        
  • When indicated, evaluation for advanced therapies including heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory devices (assist devices—LVADs, total artificial heart).

Heart Transplant

  • Anti-rejection medications (immunosuppression): In general, we employ three types of immunosuppressive agents: tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofitil and steroids. This triple-drug regimen helps to prevent rejection of the donor heart and is initiated at the time of transplantation. For patients who are highly sensitized or who have a kidney issue, we may utilize induction therapy with ATG, given in the first few days post-transplant, to help maintain kidney function and further prevent rejection. We also routinely utilize statins in our heart transplant patients. We have pioneered research demonstrating that statins, a cholesterol-lowering medication, also have anti-rejection properties. In our program, rejection rates are down to 5%. 
  • Desensitization treatments: We are the largest desensitization center in the country with the ability to treat and manage highly sensitized patients successfully to transplant. We have an array of treatments to reduce antibodies including IVIG, rituximab, alemtuzumab, bortezomib, eculizumab and tocilizumab for select cases. 
  • Other treatments: Prophylactic antibiotics are also employed routinely in the perioperative period and after transplant to prevent viruses and bacterial infections. 

Hypertension

  • Investigational treatment options in clinical trials
  • Laparoscopic adrenalectomy
  • Medical treatment by American Society of Hypertension-certified physician and clinical pharmacist specialists
  • Renal artery angioplasty and stenting

Interventional Cardiology


Mechanical Circulatory Support

  • Abbott-Thoratec Heartmate II
  • Abbott-Thoratec Heartmate III
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Impella (CP, 5.0, 5.5, RP)
  • Medtronic HeartWare
  • SynCardia total artificial heart
  • Tandem heart

Pulmonary Hypertension


Regenerative Medicine

  • Gene therapy 
  • Stem cell therapies 
    • Cardiac stem cells 
    • Cardiospheres 
    • CD34+ cells 
    • Mesenchymal stem cells 

Valvular Heart Disease


Vascular Surgery


Women's Heart Disease

  • Blood pressure management through nutrition, exercise and medication 
  • Blood sugar (diabetes) management through nutrition, exercise and medication 
  • Cardio-oncology 
  • Cholesterol management through nutrition, supplements and medication 
  • Consultation and management of high-risk CVD in pregnancy 
  • Consultation and management of nonhormonal menopause and contraception in high-risk CVD 
  • Consultation and management of novel CVD risk factors 
  • Consultation and management of postpartum hypertension 
  • Coronary microvascular dysfunction 
  • CVD in pregnancy management 
  • Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP) for refractory angina 
  • Familial dyslipidemias 
  • Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) 
  • Heart healthy eating plan 
  • High-risk CVD menopause and hormone clinic 
  • Ischemia with no obstructive CAD (INOCA) 
  • Myocardial infarction with no obstructive CAD (MINOCA) 
  • Novel CVD risk factors (adverse pregnancy outcomes including preeclampsia, hypertension in pregnancy, preterm delivery, small for gestational age, gestational diabetes, autoimmune diseases, polycystic ovary syndrome) 
  • Personalized exercise prescription 
  • Plasmapheresis for familial dyslipidemias 
  • Risk management by experts in women's heart health 
  • Smoking cessation advice 
  • Spontaneous coronary artery dissection 
  • Stress management techniques 
  • Takotsubo cardiomyopathy
  • Weight management programs 
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