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.
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 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:
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.
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.