Heart Disease

The ceaseless motion of the human heart can sustain a life for more than 100 years—but it is far from invulnerable and heart disease is America’s leading cause of death. That’s why the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute is devoted to eradicating heart disease.

Here, exceptional patient care is fully integrated with an agile research enterprise. A novel idea can quickly gain merit, earn national funding, and become a treatment for our patients.

From leading the nation in adult heart transplants, to pioneering less invasive surgical options, to championing stem cell research, the Heart Institute is actively pursuing the latest advances in heart care for women and men.

We invite you to join us in our lifesaving pursuit of excellence and innovation.

In the News

Supurna Chowdhury

Research associate Supurna Chowdhury evaluates stem cells as a potential therapy for heart muscle repair at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute.

Cedars-Sinai has been making history in heart care for nearly a century.

Pioneers In Stem Cell Science

Our scientists were the first in the world to complete a groundbreaking clinical trial that used a patient’s own heart stem cells to grow and repair heart tissue, reversing the damage caused by heart attack.

#1 In Adult Heart Transplants

The Heart Institute leads the nation in adult heart transplantation. We replaced more adult hearts in 2010 than any other medical center in the United States.

#1 In Non-Invasive Valve Procedures

Our preeminent surgical and interventional cardiology teams have fixed more heart valves without open-heart surgery than any other hospital team in the nation.

Caring for Her Heart

Women’s hearts are different from men’s hearts. The Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center is the country’s first comprehensive program dedicated to researching, teaching, and caring for women’s cardiac health.

Stop Heart Disease Early

Cedars-Sinai cardiac imaging specialists introduced an innovative way to catch and reverse early signs of heart disease. Their efficient method prevents heart attacks while shrinking the cost of healthcare.

Alfredo Trento, MD

A surgical team performs a mitral valve replacement procedure using robotic technology with the da Vinci® surgical system.

The Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute is leading a new era in heart research and patient care. A gift from you enables our researchers and clinicians to pursue unprecedented science.

Hearts That Heal Themselves

Our scientists continue to push the bounds of biomedicine with stem cell technology. They are exploring the best methods to use powerful heart stem cells to restore health to damaged heart tissue.

More Enduring Transplants

To extend the lives of transplanted hearts in patients, we are exploring immunosuppressive therapies, and noninvasive tools to detect rejection.

Total Artificial Heart

The Total Artificial Heart is a revolutionary solution for patients with end-stage heart disease. The Heart Institute offers this advanced, life-sustaining device as a bridge to a heart transplant.

A Vaccine for Clogged Arteries

We are developing a vaccine against arterial plaque buildup—a game-changing achievement that would make high blood pressure a past threat and save countless lives.

Ending Sudden Death

The Heart Institute is the global focal point for understanding sudden cardiac arrest. We are uncovering the genetic underpinnings of this lethal and unpredictable condition—and revolutionizing the way doctors identify it.

  • Eduardo Marbán, MD, PhD

    Director, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute

    Unlocking Heart Mysteries

    Read More
  • Georgia and Bob Roth

    Georgia and Bob Roth: “We feel blessed.”

    Read More
  • Limuary Jordan

    From High-Risk to Heart-Healthy: One Man’s Transplant Story

    Read More

C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD

Cardiologist C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, is Director of the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute.

Philanthropy plays a vital role in the quest to heal the human heart, and we hope you will join us as a partner.

Our Priorities for Support:

  • Capital Support for the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, which will house Heart Institute physicians, outpatient care facilities, research scientists, and state-of-the-art laboratories
  • Naming Opportunities for Heart Institute centers, clinics, laboratories, and lobbies
  • Endowed Chairs enable Cedars-Sinai to recruit and retain top physician-researchers from major academic medical centers
  • Research Endowments enhance and expand biomedical advancement in key areas of investigation
  • Discovery Funds foster and fuel new investigative research that can lead to future scientific breakthroughs in heart medicine

The Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute is powered by people like you. We are grateful for your support.