Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute at Hoag

In 2006, the Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute at Hoag opened the Nancy & Bill Thompson Heart Valve Center. It was the first heart valve center on the West Coast, featuring advanced technology and nationally recognized physicians, dedicated to the early diagnosis of valve disease. 

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25 Years of Superior Heart Valve Outcomes

With more than 25 years of experience in heart valve surgery, Hoag is a recognized leader in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of valve disease with superior patient outcomes that rival national figures. Each year, the cardiovascular surgery team repairs more heart valves than 90 percent of all cardiac programs in the nation. Being a high-volume cardiac surgery center enables the cardiovascular team at Hoag to achieve a technical skill level not all facilities can match. 


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Meet Our Heart Valve Specialists

Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute at Hoag has assembled a special team of heart valve specialists that are committed to getting patients the best results. Our team consists of many leading surgeons and cardiologists that you can learn more about by clicking the links below:

Our Patients Say

“I was blessed to have good nurses, a top-notch physician team and outstanding hospital on my side. My heart is almost like new. Actually, the murmur is gone, so it feels good as new.” –- ... Read more.

Clinical References For Our Patients

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