With his lungs scarred from scleroderma and failing, Paul Cetani's only shot at survival was a double-lung transplant. After being rejected for the procedure elsewhere, UCSF performed the transplant to give him a second chance at life. Watch his story.
A ventricular assist device was the only thing that could save 75-year-old Janice Chapman. Scared by the prospect of open-heart surgery, she had to take the risk — not just for herself, but because she is raising her 13-year-old grandson.
To see ovarian cancer survivor Gina Danford playing with her two-year-old daughter, Samantha, an onlooker would never guess the combination of good fortune and medical technology brought them together.
After years of referring patients to UCSF, Dr. Kevin Stroh chose UCSF for his own treatment when a rare form of arthritis destroyed his hips. After a double hip replacement, Stroh went from barely able to walk to back on his bike within six weeks.
Listen to UCSF cardiologist Dr. Anne Thorson discuss the heart attack warning signs that are different for women. In her Patient Power interview, Thorson also talks about how women can prevent heart disease.