Heart Research

Leading the way to better heart care

Scripps has a long history of finding the most effective treatment options for heart disease. Our cardiology firsts include:

  • One of the first stents was co-invented by a Scripps cardiologist
  • First in San Diego to utilize catheter ablation to cure arrhythmias
  • First in San Diego to use approved cryoablation (cold) technology to cure atrial fibrillation
  • First in the United States to implant a dual-chamber defibrillator
  • First noninvasive peripheral vascular lab in the U.S.
  • First in the nation to use minimally invasive tools to remove plaque from coronary arteries
  • First in Southern California to surgically correct Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, a condition that causes extremely rapid heart rates
  • First in Southern California to perform open heart surgery to cure arrhythmias
  • First in California to utilize Carrot EP lab integrated monitor system
  • One of the first in California to utilize Hansen Sensei X robotic catheter system for cardiac ablation procedures
  • Second in the U.S. to implant a biventricular (triple-chamber) defibrillator

Current research at Scripps

View a list of current clinical trials for heart disease and other conditions.