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The UCSF Heart & Vascular Center brings together cardiologists, cardiac and vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists and other specialists to provide the most advanced and effective treatments, many of them developed right here at UCSF. We are tackling heart and vascular disease from several fronts — from prevention and screening to the newest treatments in cardiology and vascular surgery.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Michael S. Conte, MD, provides an overview of the various noncardiac and extracranial blood vessel conditions treated by the Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery.
Tobias Deuse, MD, discusses the advantages of minimally invasive approaches for the treatment of mitral valve insufficiency.
Zian H. Tseng, MD, discusses the conclusions of the UCSF Prospective Countywide Surveillance and Autopsy Characterization of Sudden Cardiac Death (POST SCD) Study.
Vaikom Mahadevan, MD, discusses the history of transcatheter valve implants and their advantages, including less risk, less blood loss and shorter hospital stays.
Anita Moon-Grady, MD, FAAP, FACC, discusses congenital heart disease (CHD), the most common cause of infant death due to birth defect in the United States.
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