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El Camino Hospital Norma Melchor
Heart & Vascular Institute

Our Norma Melchor Heart & Vascular Institute is a destination for patients and physicians alike. Every case is jointly reviewed by at least two, and often more, of our world-class heart specialists. For patients needing treatment, that may lead to a procedure in our state-of-the-art Cath Lab, like angioplasty or a stent. Or it may lead to the Operating Room for bypass or valve repair. It might even lead to a revolutionary hybrid procedure in which our experts perform a cath procedure first in order to enable a safer, less invasive operation later. Very few hospitals can claim to offer this type of life-saving collaboration. And even fewer can claim the successful results that we can.

Video: El Camino Hospital Leads Surgical Revolution

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Demonstrating advances in catheter-based medicine, Dr. James Joye and his team performed procedures that were transmitted to Las Vegas, where a group of surgeons attending the VIVA conference watched and could ask questions in real-time. Watch the ABC-7 KGO Video for the full story.

San Jose Business Journal Spotlight on Heart Matters

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Watch the San Jose Business Journal's video on Heart Matters at El Camino Hospital. The Journal interviews Tomi Ryba, president and CEO of El Camino Hospital and Dr. Conrad Vial, of Palo Alto Medical Foundation, and medical director of cardiothoracic surgery at El Camino Hospital.

Know Your Heart
Health Risk -Take an Assessment!

In just 5-10 minutes you can find out your risk levels and get steps to improve your overall heart health.


Tips for Better Health

Download our Heart Health tip sheet for simple lifestyle changes you can make to improve your overall cardiovascular health.

Awards and Recognition


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American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

El Camino Hospital is consistently certified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center and to be among the hospitals recognized by the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines program. We have also achieved accreditation by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care and the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).

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Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday – Friday
Main Line: 650-962-4580