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UCSF Precision Investigation of Sudden Cardiac Deaths Reveals Diverse Underlying Causes News

UCSF Precision Investigation of Sudden Cardiac Deaths Reveals Diverse Underlying Causes

Forty percent of deaths attributed to cardiac arrest are not sudden or unexpected, and nearly half the remainder are not due to lethal arrhythmias, according to a landmark study by researchers at UC San Francisco and the City and County of San Francisco Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Peripheral Artery Disease: Early Intervention, Limb Preservation and Clinical Trials at UCSF News

Peripheral Artery Disease: Early Intervention, Limb Preservation and Clinical Trials at UCSF

September is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Month. More than 200 million people worldwide are living with PAD, including more than 20 percent of people age 65 and older.
Minimally Invasive Heart Repair: The Future Is Now Video

Minimally Invasive Heart Repair: The Future Is Now

Three UCSF specialists shine a light on the rapidly evolving world of minimally invasive heart surgery, giving the evidence on risks and outcomes.
High-quality Patient Outcomes With Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery News

High-quality Patient Outcomes With Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

Rapidly emerging innovations are transforming the management of structural heart disease. The UC San Francisco Cardiac Surgery Program is on the forefront of these advances, including the latest minimally invasive techniques.
What’s Hidden in the Female Heart: Keys to Identifying Women at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease Video

What’s Hidden in the Female Heart: Keys to Identifying Women at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiologist Jie Yang, MD, breaks down the evidence by age group and offers actionable steps for helping patients lower their risk.
Cardiac Surgery Program Document

Cardiac Surgery Program

The UCSF Cardiac Surgery Program is committed to surgical excellence, world-class patient care, pioneering research and education.
UCSF MD Link: Web-Based Communication Portal for Physicians Document

UCSF MD Link: Web-Based Communication Portal for Physicians

Our web portal allows referring physicians to securely access their patients’ entire electronic health record, make online referral requests and communicate with our physicians directly and securely.
Don’t Lose Heart: Responding to Cardiovascular Effects of the Pandemic Video

Don’t Lose Heart: Responding to Cardiovascular Effects of the Pandemic

Cardiologist and echocardiographer Nisha I. Parikh, MD, MPH, discusses acute and chronic cardiovascular issues in COVID patients, and how imaging can help with early diagnosis and monitoring treatment response. She also looks at the consequences of delayed care for heart events due to patients’ pandemic-related anxiety.
UCSF Center for Limb Preservation and Diabetic Foot Document

UCSF Center for Limb Preservation and Diabetic Foot

Our center combines the skills of renowned vascular surgeons, podiatrists and limb preservation specialists to provide comprehensive vascular and podiatric care for patients with limb-threatening conditions.
Reshaping Care for Heart Failure: The Promise of New Drugs and Devices Video

Reshaping Care for Heart Failure: The Promise of New Drugs and Devices

Heart failure is increasingly prevalent and continues to have a high mortality rate, yet the future isn’t bleak. Cardiologist Liviu Klein, MD, MS, director of the UCSF Mechanical Circulatory Support Program, presents cutting-edge therapeutic options, including drugs, surgical implants and advanced monitoring systems.
COVID-19 Consequences: Is the Ticker a Ticking Time Bomb? Video

COVID-19 Consequences: Is the Ticker a Ticking Time Bomb?

Cardiologist Clifton Watt, MD, explores what’s now known about the SARS-CoV-2 variants as well as COVID-related multisystem inflammatory disorders, explains COVID’s potential for residual effects on the heart, and offers help with identifying COVID “long haulers.” Bonus: update on outpatient therapeutics.
Comorbidities and COVID: Care for Patients With Heart Disease and Other Conditions Video

Comorbidities and COVID: Care for Patients With Heart Disease and Other Conditions

Breaking down the latest stats, cardiologist Clifton Watt, MD, sheds light on which chronic conditions raise the risk of serious consequences from COVID-19 infection.
Keep Them on Their Feet: Vigilant Diabetic Care Saves Limbs Video

Keep Them on Their Feet: Vigilant Diabetic Care Saves Limbs

In response to rising rates of diabetes and related amputations, the co-directors of UCSF’s Center for Limb Preservation – which has a limb salvage rate of 92 percent – present a quick guide to detecting amputation risk. They include COVID-specific advice to prevent delays in diagnosis and referral.
A Common Threat to Life and Limb: Detect and Manage Peripheral Artery Disease Video

A Common Threat to Life and Limb: Detect and Manage Peripheral Artery Disease

Michael S. Conte, MD, UCSF’s chief of vascular surgery, discusses the growing problem of PAD, subtleties of PAD signs, useful testing techniques, which patients to treat, therapeutic options, and how to educate your patients – especially diabetics – to safeguard their health.
Chronic Venous Insufficiency: Caring for a Common and Disabling Condition Video

Chronic Venous Insufficiency: Caring for a Common and Disabling Condition

Proper classification and appropriate treatment of CVI will relieve pain and improve quality of life. Interventional radiologist Alexander Lam, MD, presents current guidelines and therapeutic options.
Comprehensive Sarcoidosis Management and Treatment Document

Comprehensive Sarcoidosis Management and Treatment

Diagnosing sarcoidosis is a challenging process. UCSF’s team of specialists are experts in diagnosing and treating this elusive chronic condition.
Introduction to Strain Imaging Echocardiography Video

Introduction to Strain Imaging Echocardiography

Clifton Watt, MD, explains that echocardiography is one of the most common noninvasive tools used in cardiology to date, while strain imaging is a supplementary way to assess myocardial function.
As Mysterious Coronavirus Spreads, An Infectious Disease Expert Explains What You Should Know News

As Mysterious Coronavirus Spreads, An Infectious Disease Expert Explains What You Should Know

A new coronavirus, related to the SARS and MERS diseases that have caused epidemics, has been discovered in China and started to spread.
Cardiac MRI and 3D+ Technologies: Transformative Care in Congenital Heart Disease Video

Cardiac MRI and 3D+ Technologies: Transformative Care in Congenital Heart Disease

Cardiac imaging specialist Dr. Shafkat Anwar explains how MRI facilitates better management of patients born with heart defects, while technologies such as 3D printing can improve surgical planning, efficiency, outcomes and training.
Using VADs in Advanced Heart Failure: Caring for a Growing Population Video

Using VADs in Advanced Heart Failure: Caring for a Growing Population

With heart failure’s prevalence and poor prognosis, it’s important to understand the difference VADs can make. Cardiologist Dr. Liviu Klein discusses the latest devices, implantation techniques and monitoring methods, as well as outcomes and best candidates.
Optimize Spinal Surgery Outcomes Through Teamwork Video

Optimize Spinal Surgery Outcomes Through Teamwork

Vascular surgeon Dr. Charles Eichler discusses UCSF’s success with including vascular surgeons in lumbar fusion procedures and finding the least invasive approach for each patient.
2019-20 Referral Services Guide Document

2019-20 Referral Services Guide

UCSF Health is recognized throughout the world for innovative treatments, advanced technology, collaboration among clinicians and scientists, and a highly compassionate team of patient care providers.
Limb Preservation for Patients with Diabetic Foot Ulcers Video

Limb Preservation for Patients with Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Michael S. Conte, MD, provides an overview of the various noncardiac and extracranial blood vessel conditions treated by the Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery.
Transcatheter Heart Valve Therapies: Transformative Technology in Health Care Video

Transcatheter Heart Valve Therapies: Transformative Technology in Health Care

Vaikom Mahadevan, MD, discusses the history of transcatheter valve implants and their advantages, including less risk, less blood loss and shorter hospital stays.

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