Clinical Research Trials in San Francisco's Bay Area
Every patient with end-stage cardiac disease is not a candidate for transplantation. Therefore, our heart failure program seeks to provide patients with treatment options by offering the latest medical and pharmaceutical innovations. We are particularly experienced with Ventricular Assist Devices, called VADs.
Eventually these research efforts may lead to new therapies, techniques and devices that extend life, improve the quality of life and even reduce the complications or costs of care. An overview of current research trials follows. If you are interested in learning more, contact the Transplant Coordinator, at (415) 600-1050.
California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute
For more information on our Research institute or to view a complete listing of our clinical trials go to the
Research Institute's website.
Medtronic InSync ICD System
Medtronic InSync ICD System California Pacific is among several U.S. medical centers to be involved in the research of Medtronic's InSync(R) system, an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) designed to treat patients with heart failure who are at risk of sudden cardiac death from too-fast heart rates. The system is designed to provide two distinct therapies: cardiac resynchronization, which is intended to improve pumping action by stimulating the left and right sides of failing hearts that have ventricular conduction delays, and ventricular tachyarrhythmia termination and defibrillation, which protects patients whose heart rhythms may escalate to the lethal condition called fibrillation. For further information on the device,
see Medtronic's site.
California Pacific Heart and Vascular Center
California Pacific's Heart and Vascular Center is supported by one of the best heart hospital/center networks in the USA, offering quality, comprehensive patient-centered cardiovascular care by a team of top heart surgeons and physicians with leading-edge technology. Serving the entire San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco and Marin County, as well as the entire Northern California region, our team has many of the best cardiovascular surgeons and physicians in California and the United States.