• Your Heart Beats for Everyone You Love


    The cardiac experts at Dignity Health want your heart to keep beating strong
    for your loved ones. Early detection of heart problems means treatment can
    start earlier, so you'll live healthier longer.

Cardiac Services


Heart attacks can happen to anyone at any time. French Hospital Medical Center is here to help you and your loved ones with a team of cardiac specialists who continually work to improve our care, shorten treatment times and increase overall education.

When A Heart Attack Happens, Every Minute Counts

When it comes to treating someone who has suffered a heart attack, nothing is more important than access to expert care. Scientific studies have shown that survival rates depend on rapid diagnosis and equally rapid treatment to open a closed artery. In medical terms, this is called “door to balloon time,” or D2B. The American College of Cardiology states that less than 90 minutes is key. At French Hospital, we’re consistently below 90 minutes.

Heart Disease Specialists

We’ve been helping and healing hearts since 1981. We’re currently home to San Luis Obispo County’s leading heart care specialists. Our Emergency Staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have the technology needed to accurately – and quickly – diagnose and treat your heart disease. 

French Hospital Medical Center opened the Copeland, Forbes and Rossi Cardiac Care Center in 2007. Our team includes:

  • Cardiac Surgeons
  • Cardiologists
  • Cardiothoracic Surgeons
  • Electrophysiologists
  • Interventional Cardiologists
  • Interventional Radiologists
  • Vascular Surgeons
To date, we have performed more than 5000 open-heart procedures and 19,000 cardiac catheterization procedures.

Our skilled nurses and other specially trained health care professionals all specialize in one thing: Helping you recover from a heart attack or heart disease.

Cardiac Services Features

French Hospital Medical Center offers award-winning cardiac services. Learn more about our hospital's unique cardiac features which include, but are not limited to:

HeartAware Assessment

Dignity Health is proud to offer the HealthAware Program. These free and confidential online risk assessments measure your current health status and identify those medical or lifestyle conditions that may lead to the development of certain health conditions. 

Knowing if you're at risk of developing heart disease can help keep you healthy. 

Take our free online HeartAware Risk Assessment now.  

Advanced Surgical Suite

Having open-heart surgery is frightening for both you and your loved ones. It’s a surgery traditionally followed by a lengthy hospital stay. But with French's George Hoag Family Advanced Hybrid Surgical Suite, your hospital stay following surgery could be reduced to just one or two days allowing you to recover in the comfort of your own home.

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Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Getting you back to a healthy life is just one of our goals at French Hospital. If you’ve suffered a heart attack or suffer from other heart ailments, our cardiac rehabilitation program can help you get back to your previously active lifestyle.

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Chest Pain Center

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming the lives of nearly one million Americans every year. Prevention is key, and so is knowing that French Hospital Medical Center is here should you or a loved one experience chest pains.

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Electrophysiology

French Hospital Medical Center is home to San Luis Obispo County’s only cardiac electrophysiology program.

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STEMI Designation

When a heart attack happen, seconds matter. French Hospital Medical Center is the only facility in San Luis Obispo County equipped and trained to treat an ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) or acute heart attack.

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TAVR

French Hospital Medical Center is home to the first TAVR program and the most experienced team on the Central Coast.

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Learn More About Our Cardiac Services

To learn more about our services and how we can help, please call us at 805.542.6238 or use our online feature, Find a Doctor.