Heart Failure, LVAD & Heart Transplant Program
The Heart Failure, LVAD & Heart Transplant Program, part of California Pacific Medical Center's Heart and Vascular Center, emphasizes total patient care and end-stage cardiac disease management. The goal of this approach is to provide patients with excellent results and the best opportunity for a successful outcome.
Our emphasis on total patient care and cardiac disease management creates a unique program with excellent outcomes and personal attention. Our team works with each patient to determine the most suitable treatment for your condition.
Heart Transplant Program Highlights
Heart Transplant Program History
California Pacific initiated the nation’s first heart transplant service in a private institution in 1984 and has been at the forefront of disease management and transplant ever since. We were also the first center on the West Coast in San Francisco to successfully place and maintain a patient on a bi-ventricular assist device (BiVAD) while waiting for a donor heart and have been a leader in developing "bridge-to-transplantation" therapy.
With heart disease affecting an estimated 58 million people in the U.S. alone, medical researchers continue to pursue better treatment options. To this end, California Pacific was the only center in Northern California (San Francisco) to participate in the pivotal trial for the HeartMate® II LVAD. This device represents an exciting development in heart research, as its size and weight are believed to accommodate a broader patient population. California Pacific has also been designated a Heart Hope Center for Destination Therapy, offering left ventricular assist devices as long-term treatment for patients who are ineligible for a heart transplant.
About California Pacific Medical Center
California Pacific Medical Center, part of the Sutter Health network, offers kidney, pancreas, liver and heart transplantation as part of our Barry S. Levin, MD Department of Transplant.
Heart Failure and Transplant Program
California Pacific Medical Center
2340 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94115