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Cardiac Services

Keep Your Heart Healthy for Those Who Are in It

The Copeland, Forbes and Rossi Cardiac Care Center at French Hospital Medical Center is rated among the top 10% in the nation for quality cardiac care excellence. 


Here to Help You

Heart attacks can happen to anyone at any time. French Hospital Medical Center’s Copeland, Forbes and Rossi Cardiac Care Center brings advanced technology together with a team of heart care professionals who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of heart conditions.  

French Hospital Medical Center has been recognized by a number of organizations for outstanding patient care:

  • 'A' Safety Grade for 23 consecutive reporting periods from The Leapfrog Group
  • American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain  ̶  MI Registry Gold Performance Achievement Award
  • Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care by Blue Cross of California

Awards like these are an illustration of our ongoing commitment to providing the highest level of care.

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.

Learn more about our Advanced Surgical Suite.


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.

Learn more about our 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.

STEMI Designation

When a heart attack happens, seconds matter. French Hospital Medical Center has been designated as a STEMI Receiving Center by the San Luis Obispo County Emergency Medical Services Agency.  This certifies that our cardiac team is ready around the clock to diagnose and treat ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) heart attacks, the most serious kind of heart attack. A STEMI heart attack is caused by sudden, total blockage of a coronary artery and it can be deadly. The chance for damage to the heart muscle increases with every minute treatment is delayed. 


STEMI designation means French Hospital Medical Center:

  • Consistently meets or exceeds the standard for door-to-balloon treatment time established by the American College of Cardiology for optimal outcomes
  • Maintains an advanced communication system to notify needed personnel while a patient is in transport to the hospital so there is no delay in life-saving treatment

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. 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 heart disease. 

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.

At risk for heart disease?

Heart disease comes in many forms and can affect people of any age, gender, or ethnicity. In fact, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. The more you can learn about your heart health, the better. Knowledge is truly powerful medicine that helps you understand your risks and take action to lessen your potential for problems. It can lead to early detection, and most importantly, to early treatment and better outcomes.

Take this quick assessment to:

  • Understand symptoms, causes, and types of heart disease
  • Determine your risk factors for developing heart disease
  • Learn which lifestyle factors can increase or decrease your risk
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