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.
Led by Anthony Caffarelli, M.D., Director of Hoag Cardiovascular Surgery and Natesa Pandian, M.D., an internationally recognized cardiologist with valve and echocardiogram expertise, the Nancy & Bill Thompson Heart Valve Center utilizes sophisticated technology and a highly trained physician team to accurately diagnosis and treat heart valve conditions.
As leaders in the specialty of valvular heart disease, Nancy & Bill Thompson Heart Valve Center physicians also partner with physician specialists nationwide to share their expertise through a select network of educational conferences and programs aimed at helping physicians and surgeons from across the nation to increase their knowledge in the treatment of valve disease. In addition, Nancy & Bill Thompson Heart Valve Center physicians are actively involved in progressive research and clinical trials enabling greater access to advanced valve disease care.
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.
Early detection of valvular heart disease is a simple process at the Nancy & Bill Thompson Heart Valve Center. The center provides streamlined access through a one-stop diagnostic center where patients receive a cardiovascular consultation, advanced imaging studies and a surgical consultation, if necessary, in one convenient location. In addition, Hoag’s valvular heart disease educators help to empower patients with the important information and resources necessary to proactively take control of their heart health.
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.” –- ...
“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.” –- Mike Barnes, heart valve patient