Cardiology department in San Jose, California

For almost four decades, Good Samaritan Hospital has provided comprehensive heart care in Santa Clara County. This includes everything from specialized heart surgery to comprehensive rehabilitation services. Additionally, our ER is equipped to treat cardiac emergencies 24/7. Throughout it all, our cardiology team is here for you.

To learn more about the cardiology services we offer, call our Consult-A-Nurse® line at (888) 724-2362.

Cardiovascular services we offer

Our cardiac experts provide compassionate care for a wide range of heart conditions. Our specialized heart care services include diagnostic imaging, a cardiac catheterization lab and a cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU). We also offer:

Emergency heart care

Our ER provides 24/7 emergency care for heart attacks and other cardiac emergencies. We are a designated ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) receiving center, which qualifies us to treat STEMI heart attacks, which are very serious, quickly. It also means our cardiologists are prepared to perform advanced cardiac procedures to open up blockages.

Heart arrhythmia services

Our Heart Rhythm Center is specially equipped to serve patients with heart arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation (AFib). Advanced treatments we offer for these conditions include cardiac electrophysiology, cardiac catheter ablation and device implantation.

Surgical cardiac procedures we offer

We provide a wide range of advanced heart procedures at our hospital, including:

  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Cardiac electrophysiology
  • Varicose vein treatment
  • Vascular stenting

We also offer many other surgical services, including:


Angioplasty is a procedure in which a physician inflates a small balloon inside a blood vessel to open up arteries that have been clogged or narrowed arteries as a result of plaque buildup. This allows blood to flow through the affected part of the body.

Angioplasty can be used to treat the following conditions:

  • Aortoiliac occlusive disease
  • Arm artery disease
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Leg artery disease
  • Renovascular conditions
  • Visceral artery conditions

Bypass surgery

We also offer several different bypass surgeries. This type of surgery creates a “bypass” or detour for blood to move around narrowed or blocked arteries. If you are a candidate for a bypass surgery, we work with you to determine what type is the best for you.

Vascular surgery

Our board-certified vascular surgeons use state-of-the-art techniques to treat circulatory system disorders, using techniques such as:

Vascular stenting

This is where a physician inserts a stent (a tiny, expandable metal-mesh tube) inside an artery after it has been widened by angioplasty. The goal of stenting is to prevent the artery from collapsing or being closed by plaque again. Stents are used in almost all angioplasties and are left in place permanently.

Varicose vein treatment

We use endovenous (within a vein) ablation to close off varicose veins. This treatment uses radiofrequency laser energy and can help relieve skin irritation, swelling and other painful symptoms. We also provide surgical removal of varicose veins.

Cardiac rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation can play an important role in your recovery after a heart event or surgery. We provide two phases of rehab. The first phase starts while you are still in the hospital and includes mobility training and nutrition education. The second phase is a comprehensive outpatient program that takes place at our Mission Oaks campus.