Ross Procedure the Right Choice for Active Patient With Aortic StenosisA 52-year-old man with severe aortic stenosis chose to undergo a Ross procedure at UCSF during which surgeons replaced his diseased aortic valve with his own pulmonary valve. He was discharged within a week and is recovering well.
Structural Heart Disease Expert Leads UCSF Interventional Cardiology ProgramSammy Elmariah, MD, MPH, has joined UCSF as chief of the Interventional Cardiology Program and medical director of the cardiac catheterization lab.
Don’t Miss a Beat on A-fib: How to Make the Right Plans for Individual PatientsThis practical, data-fueled talk from Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD, MS, FACC, chief of the UCSF Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Service, will help PCPs better understand how to assess stroke risk; make treatment decisions...
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UCSF Researchers Develop Prediction Model of Aortic AneurysmAscending thoracic aortic disease is an important cause of sudden death in the U.S., yet most aortic aneurysms are identified incidentally.
Advanced Heart Failure Comprehensive Care Center Physician Pocket CardReferral guide and contact information for advanced heart failure specialists at UCSF.
UCSF Sheds Light on the Reasons Behind Sex Differences in MyocarditisThis study suggests mechanisms behind why myocarditis associated with cancer immunotherapies may occur more frequently in female patients.
Advanced Heart Failure Comprehensive Care CenterThe Advanced Heart Failure Comprehensive Care Center (AHF CCC) at UCSF offers coordinated and comprehensive care for heart failure patients.
Learning and Lowering Cardiovascular Risk: Effective, Efficient StrategiesThis data-driven presentation from cardiologist Eveline Stock, MD, will give you a better grasp on how to identify an at-risk patient.
Common Vascular Conditions: Simple Screening Rules and Better Treatment TacticsVascular surgeon Shant Vartanian, MD, presents an update on understanding and managing abdominal aortic aneurysms and peripheral artery disease – prevalent age-linked disorders with significant morbidity and mortality.
Quality Improvement Yields Better-Than-Expected Mortality Rates at UCSFAt the UCSF Heart and Vascular Center, the adult inpatient mortality rates are better than expected across all services. These positive outcomes are driven by the team’s structured approach to quality improvement.
Physical Activity May Still Not Match Pre-Covid 19 Pandemic LevelsStep counts—a measure of physical activity—were markedly lower early in the COVID-19 pandemic than pre-pandemic and remained lower, on average, in the two years following the onset of the global pandemic.
Prominent Cardiac Surgeons Join UCSF’s Advanced Heart Failure Comprehensive Care CenterUC San Francisco’s Cardiovascular team is welcoming two highly regarded cardiac surgeons to its renowned program. The specialists will join the newly formed Advanced Heart Failure Comprehensive Care Center (AHF CCC).
Airway Stenosis Study Focuses on Optimizing Patient OutcomesUCSF researchers, in collaboration with colleagues at two other tertiary medical centers, determined that patients with multilevel airway stenosis (MLAS) have lower tracheostomy decannulation rates and require more surgeries than patients with posterior glottic stenosis (PGS).
Research Leads to New Myocarditis Diagnostic and Treatment StrategiesResearch conducted by Javid Moslehi, MD, chief of the UCSF Cardio-Oncology and Immunology Program, has led to the discovery of a new form of myocarditis caused by immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI).
Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia ProgramThe UCSF Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Service is known worldwide for expert evaluation and treatment of patients with a variety of heart rhythm disorders.
Keep Diabetic Patients on Their Feet: Keys to Identifying Limb-Threatening IssuesIn a country where more than 9% of adults have diabetes, Alexander Reyzelman, DPM, discusses the implications for those who also have peripheral vascular disease.
Best Practices for Implementing Virtual and Hybrid Cardiac Rehabilitation ProgramsIn a new study, UCSF researchers found that patients participating in either virtual or hybrid cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs showed similar improvements in functional capacity to those of in-person CR program participants. Hybrid programs combine in-person and virtual delivery.
Virtual Cardiac Rehabilitation Produces Similar Results as In-Person TreatmentUCSF Study Shows Potential Benefit of Expanding Availability for Patients Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) reduces hospitalization and mortality and improves quality of life for patients with cardiovascular disease. Despite its benefits, only 24 percent of eligible patients in the U.S. participate in CR due to financial and logistical barriers.
Getting to the Heart of COVID: Do Infections or Vaccines Cause Cardiac Harm?Cardiologist Clifton Watt, MD, offers new insights on the pathogenesis of heart problems resulting from COVID; breaks down the evidence on whether novel treatments – neutralizing antibodies and antivirals – have therapeutic or preventive value; then presents a risk-benefit analysis for the available vaccines, incorporating new data.
A Referral Guide for Physicians - UCSF Heart and Vascular CenterThe UCSF Heart and Vascular Center is home to a world-class team of cardiologists, heart surgeons, vascular surgeons, transplant surgeons and other specialists, all working collaboratively to provide the highest-quality care for patients.
UCSF Earns AHA Award for Improving Quality of Care for STEMI PatientsUC San Francisco has earned the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Silver Plus Receiving Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures in treating patients who suffer severe heart attacks.
Clinical Advance - Minimally Invasive Cardiac SurgeryUCSF Health is a major referral and destination center for minimally invasive cardiac surgery, featuring high volumes, extensive experience and quality outcomes.