USC Advanced Heart Failure Center

Our expert cardiologists offer best-in-class treatments to help you live with heart failure.

USC Advanced Heart Failure Center

Our expert cardiologists offer best-in-class treatments to help you live with heart failure.

USC Cardiac and Vascular Institute

Our team designs heart and vascular treatments specifically for you to give you the best outcome.

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Personalized Treatment for Better Outcomes

At the Center for Advanced Heart Failure at Keck Medicine of USC, our team of specialists have years of experience improving your heart health.

Heart failure occurs when the heart is weak and no longer pumps blood as it should. Although heart failure cannot be cured, many patients experience significant recovery with individualized treatment.

  • We use advanced screenings, noninvasive treatments and specialized surgeries to address your unique needs.
  • Our clinicians develop groundbreaking methods of prevention, detection and treatment for heart disease.
  • Our certified advanced practice nurse practitioners provide education, direct care and physician coordination.
  • We offer implantable devices to keep your heart functioning while you recover from or await a heart transplant.
  • Our clinical trials lead to new heart failure treatments and heart surgery techniques.

USC Cardiac and Vascular Institute

Our team designs heart and vascular treatments specifically for you to give you the best outcome.

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Our Specialists

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Cardiology

Our expert cardiologists use cutting-edge therapies to reduce your risk of heart disease and improve your quality of life.

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Cardiac Surgery

Our renowned surgeons provide a full range of heart surgery options for adults and children.

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Extracorporeal Life Support

Our team specializes in the use of ECMO, a potentially lifesaving technology to help critically ill patients experiencing heart failure or lung disease.

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Heart Transplant

Our experts offer complete medical and surgical care for advanced heart failure, heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support.

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World-class Leadership

Our internationally renowned physicians and clinicians are dedicated to delivering high-quality, comprehensive care. We are leaders in cutting-edge treatments, breakthrough research and exceptional outcomes.

Ajay S. Vaidya, MD

Medical Director, Heart Failure, Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program

Raymond C. Lee, MD

Surgical Director, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program

Beyond Clinical Care

Residency

Independent Cardiothoracic Residency Program

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Clinical Trials

Participating in a clinical trial gives you access to new and promising therapies.

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Fellowship

Advanced Heart Failure Cardiology Fellowship Program

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