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Here to Help You
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.
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.
Heart attacks can happen to anyone at any time. French Hospital Medical Center’s Copeland, Forbes and Rossi Cardiac Care 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.
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.
Electrophysiology, or EP, is the science of diagnosing and treating electrical activities of the heart, or heart rhythm disorders. French Hospital Medical Center is home to San Luis Obispo County’s only Cardiac Electrophysiology Program.
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is a minimally invasive technique that can replace a diseased aortic valve in select patients without open heart surgery. French Hospital Medical Center is home to the first TAVR program and the most experienced team on the Central Coast.
Learn more about our TAVR program.
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, offering you critical cardiac care, when you need it most.
Learn more about our STEMI Receiving Center.
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.
Learn more about our Chest Pain Center.
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.
Learn more about our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.