Innovations and Discoveries
The Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute is known around the world for its commitment to translating leading-edge research into routine patient care. Through the years, our innovations and discoveries have improved the prognosis and quality of life for patients battling heart disease.
|1924|| First electrocardiogram machine installed|
in Los Angeles.
|1952|| First use of the thrombolytic enzymes to|
dissolve blood clots in the heart.
|1959|| First description of the syndrome of|
|1970|| Invention of the Swan-Ganz catheter to|
measure blood flow and heart pressures.
|1973|| First use of drugs to dilate blood vessels|
in heart failure patients, revolutionizing
the way severe heart disease is treated.
|1981|| First use of radioactive isotope Tc-99m|
to assess blood flow throughout the
|1994|| First us of the mutant gene-based therapy|
(apo A-1 Milano) to fight atherosclerosis
in experimental animals- a step toward
new treatments for coronary artery
|1995|| Developed imaging software used worldwide|
for noninvasive quantification of heart
|2001|| First medical center in California and|
one of the first in the nation to use a
portable artificial heart.
|2005|| First enrolling center in a national|
trial of percutaneous mitral valve repair.
|2006|| First comprehensive women's heart center in|
the United States encompassing clinical care,
research and education
|2009|| First clinical trial of cardiac-derived stem cells|
to treat heart attack patients
|2010|| National leader in clinical trials of new|
catheter procedure to replace aortic valves
|2010|| First hospital unit in California dedicated|
solely to treating advanced heart failure patients