Cardiovascular disease is the leading killer for both men and women in the United States; and not all people with heart disease experience obvious symptoms. That's why the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, part of the Sutter Health network, invests enormous resources into providing safe, high-quality and compassionate heart and vascular care. Whether you’re looking for health education for preventing or managing cardiovascular problems or seeking help for an immediate concern, we can help.
Heart and vascular specialists at PAMF have earned a reputation for pioneering excellence in heart surgery, cardiac care and clinic research. Some of the conditions commonly treated by our cardiology department include chest pain (angina), irregular heart rhythms, high blood pressure, heart failure and heart attacks. In addition, pediatric cardiologists at PAMF treat children's heart conditions.
We offer interventional cardiology treatments, such as angioplasty to open blocked arteries to the heart and cardiac electrophysiology treatments to study what might be causing irregular heart rhythms.
We’re proud to offer advanced services, such as our cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner. One of only a handful of such machines in the world, the cardiac MRI helps doctors diagnose coronary artery disease and other heart conditions without surgery.
Expert cardiology, cardiac, electrophysiology and vascular surgeons at PAMF work closely together to determine the best treatment for you. We offer advanced procedures and technology, as well as excellent programs for follow-up care. We offer an Anticoagulation Clinic for people taking warfarin, and our Heart Failure Program provides patients and family members with information and support in managing congestive heart failure.