Each year, more than 500,000 people are diagnosed with heart failure. Fortunately, most respond to treatment with medications and preventive strategies that can improve symptoms, increase life expectancy and prevent hospitalizations.
California Pacific Medical Center’s (CPMC) Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant and Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) program cares for people throughout the entire spectrum of heart disease, from chronic to end stage.
We have served San Francisco’s and Northern California’s diverse population since our first heart transplant in 1984. CPMC was the first center on the West Coast to successfully place and maintain a patient on a bi-ventricular assist device (BiVAD) while waiting for a donor heart. Since then, we have been leading development efforts that use ventricular assist devices to treat end-stage heart failure. To date, doctors at CPMC have performed more than 450 heart transplants and over 130 ventricular assist device implants.
The Center for Advanced Heart Failure Therapies at CPMC remains a healthcare pioneer, offering innovative heart disease management solutions through our multidisciplinary approach. Led by Medical Director Michael X. Pham, M.D., and Surgical Director Brett C. Sheridan, M.D., we focus on comprehensive and collaborative patient care. Doctors work closely with numerous departments, including Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiovascular Imaging and Diagnostic Services, Cardiovascular Surgery, Interventional Cardiology and Electrophysiology, to ensure you receive a seamless, coordinated care approach.
Highlights of our heart failure management program include:
- Multidisciplinary Heart Failure Clinic — This program provides an all-inclusive strategy for managing every aspect of your condition.
- CardioMEMs Heart Failure System — This implantable sensor remotely monitors pulmonary artery pressures, significantly reducing heart failure hospitalizations and aiding blood flow. Our program offers device placement and therapeutic support through our structured remote monitoring and personalized clinical management program.
- Innovation and Clinical Trials — CPMC doctors conduct ongoing research and evaluate patients for participation.
Clinic Hours and Location
If you wish to make an appointment to see a cardiologist at CPMC, please call your primary care provider or specialist for a referral into our program. For the Sutter Specialty Network, call (415) 600-1051 or (888) 834-1788.
Advanced Heart Failure Therapies at CPMC
2340 Clay Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 474-0703 fax
Clinical Outreach Program
Our heart failure teams continue to monitor and evaluate areas where people would benefit from outreach clinic locations. We currently offer services at these locations, with more to come.
- 2340 Clay Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco
- 301 Industrial Road, Level 2, San Carlos
- 2400 Samaritan, Suite 150, San Jose
- 3300 Webster Street, Suite 202, Oakland
- 2701 Old Eureka Way, Suite 1-E, Redding
For Referring Physicians
Timely referral to an advanced heart failure center helps you achieve the best possible results for your patients. Learn more about the CPMC program, including information on current clinical trials.