The Nancy & Bill Thompson Heart Valve Center

The Nancy & Bill Thompson Heart Valve Center at Hoag provides a state-of-the-art and comprehensive approach to heart valve disease. From advanced diagnostic capabilities, to expert cardiologists and the highest volume cardiac surgery team in Orange County, Hoag offers award-winning heart valve care.
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Why Choose Hoag for Heart Valve Care?

The most common types of heart valve disease are aortic valve disease and mitral valve disease. Each can severely impact the heart’s function, which is why it’s important for individuals who have any symptoms or risk factors to seek care from an expert healthcare provider, such as the experts at the Nancy and Bill Thompson Heart Valve Center.


Experience and Outcomes

With more than 25 years of experience in heart valve care, Hoag is a recognized leader in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of valve disease with superior patient outcomes that rival national figures. Each year, the cardiovascular surgery team at Hoag Heart Valve Center repairs more heart valves than 90 percent of all cardiac programs in the nation. Being a high-volume cardiac surgery center enables the cardiovascular team at Hoag to achieve a technical skill level not all facilities can match.


Physician Expertise

Hoag’s expert cardiac surgery team has received multiple surgical awards. and the highest rating award by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons for surgical aortic valve replacement, placing us in the top 10% in the country. Additionally, Hoag’s expert cardiovascular team includes highly trained cardiologists, interventional cardiologists and electrophysiologists, as well as other specialists who work closely to diagnose and treat the full range of heart valve disorders.


Hoag physicians are actively involved in progressive research and clinical trials enabling greater access to advanced cardiovascular care. These clinical trials are an asset to discovering new advancements for heart and vascular diseases.

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Innovative Technology and Treatment

Hoag is committed to remaining at the forefront of innovative technology and progressive treatment options, like transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), to repair heart valves. TAVR treatment can help patients live longer and comes with fewer risks of complications than other traditional methods.

State-of-the-Art Patient-Centered Care

The Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute provides not only centralized care and enhanced patient comfort and safety, but it also offers the latest leading-edge technologies for accurately evaluating and treating the full array of cardiovascular conditions, and the first surgical suite of its kind in Orange County.


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Having a specialized team that’s highly trained in all aspects of innovative valve disease management is a unique distinction that sets Hoag apart from many other centers and provides patients with the highest quality care, as well as exceptional clinical outcomes.

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The Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute is one of the preeminent cardiovascular centers on the West Coast, and is well respected for delivering quality care and exceptional patient outcomes in the areas of valve disease, vascular disease and cardiac arrhythmia.

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