Cardiology Expertise

Doctor checking patient's heartbeat

For decades, people have turned to UCLA cardiologists and heart surgeons for our outstanding heart care for adults and children. U.S. News & World Report has rated our program among the top in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery. Experience why people from countries far and wide travel to UCLA for the most advanced cardiac treatments.

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UCLA International’s Heart Care: Why Choose Us?

By working closely with other UCLA specialists, our patients consistently receive exceptional cardiac care. Our world-renowned cardiology care results in improved treatment outcomes and better quality of life for thousands of patients.

When you choose UCLA as a partner in your health, you benefit from our:

Renowned cardiac expertise: Our cardiology and heart surgery programs rank among the best in the United States, illustrating the exceptional care we offer to adults and children with complicated heart concerns. The American Heart Association recognized our high-quality heart failure care with the Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

Advanced treatment options: People from countries outside the U.S. regularly seek care from UCLA cardiologists because we offer the latest treatments, including minimally invasive and open heart surgery. Our cardiac experts are skilled in performing intricate, innovative surgeries, safely and successfully. We offer interventional (catheter-based) and surgical treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, as well as minimally invasive and robotic heart valve surgery.

World-class heart transplant care: We are a world leader in heart transplantation, with an international reputation for our impressive outcomes. For example, only 5 percent of our adult patients experience rejection of a donor heart compared to 25 percent of recipients elsewhere in the nation. Learn more about our heart transplant program.

Sports cardiology program: Our team includes cardiologists with various specialties who are trained to screen and manage cardiovascular conditions such as arrhythmias and congenital heart disease in athletes. As the first sports cardiology program in Los Angeles and Southern California, we help you safely optimize physical performance while prioritizing your health. Learn more about UCLA’s sports cardiology care.

Broad scope of care: Our teams of physicians, nurses and heart surgeons provide comprehensive cardiovascular care for teens and adults affected by rare and difficult-to-treat heart and vascular disease. Our surgeons treat advanced heart disease with innovative therapies, including catheter-based coronary, peripheral and valvular interventions and arrhythmia ablation.

Personal guide: People regularly travel long distances for UCLA’s cardiac expertise. Our international patients each have a personal guide who helps them access special services and navigate treatment and recovery. We help with the logistics so you can focus on your health. Learn more about our international patient support services.

Online second opinions: Speak with one of our cardiology experts without leaving your home. Our doctors use secure video conferencing to provide second opinion consultations to patients around the world. Get a second opinion.

Cardiovascular research efforts:

Our Cardiology Specialties

Our cardiology experts help patients, including athletes and highly active people, manage a wide range of heart and vascular conditions, such as:

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