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Henry Hsia, M.D.

Cardiologist and electrophysiologist

Dr. Henry H. Hsia is a cardiologist and electrophysiologist in the Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Service. Hsia performs catheter ablation to treat complex arrhythmias, or irregular heart beats, particularly ventricular tachycardia. In his research, he addresses new mapping techniques for identifying unstable, life-threatening heart rhythms.

Hsia earned a medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He completd an internal medicine residency at the University of Michigan Health System and a cardiology fellowship at Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He completed training in cardiac electrophysiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Before joining UCSF, he worked at the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University and Stanford University. At UCSF, he is a health sciences clinical professor of medicine.

Clinics

Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Service
400 Parnassus Ave., Floor B1, Room 094
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2554
Fax: (415) 353-2528

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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Education

Tufts University School of Medicine 1984

Residencies

University of Michigan Medical Center-Ann Arbor 1987

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Klein L, Hsia H. Sudden cardiac death in heart failure. Cardiol Clin. 2014 Feb; 32(1):135-44.
  2. Wang Y, Patel D, Wang DW, Yan JT, Hsia HH, Liu H, Zhao CX, Zuo HJ, Wang DW. 1-Adrenoceptor blocker aggravated ventricular arrhythmia. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2013 Nov; 36(11):1348-56.
  3. Han B, Li XJ, Hsia HH. Catheter ablation of arrhythmia from the aortic sinus cusp: the presence of a dead-end tract of the conduction system. Europace. 2013 Oct; 15(10):1515.
  4. Birgersdotter-Green U, Ruetz LL, Anand K, Monir G, Abeyratne AI, Bailey JR, Shorofsky SR, Hsia HH, Friedman PA. Automated vulnerability testing identifies patients with inadequate defibrillation safety margin. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2012 Dec; 5(6):1073-80.
  5. Hsia HH, Haddad F. Pulmonary hypertension: a stage for ventricular interdependence? J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Jun 12; 59(24):2203-5.
  6. Cheng Z, Turakhia M, Lo R, Gupta A, Zei PC, Hsia HH, Al-Ahmad A, Wang PJ. Incidence and clinical predictors of low defibrillation safety margin at time of implantable defibrillator implantation. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2012 Jun; 34(1):93-100.
  7. Tsai V, Goldstein MK, Hsia HH, Wang Y, Curtis J, Heidenreich PA. Influence of age on perioperative complications among patients undergoing implantable cardioverter-defibrillators for primary prevention in the United States. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2011 Sep; 4(5):549-56.
  8. Tsai V, Goldstein MK, Hsia HH, Wang Y, Curtis J, Heidenreich PA. Age differences in primary prevention implantable cardioverter-defibrillator use in U.S. individuals. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Sep; 59(9):1589-95.
  9. Tognolini A, Al-Ahmad A, Wang PJ, Hsia HH, Herfkens RJ, Girard E, Moore T, Fahrig R. Intraprocedure visualization of the esophagus using interventional C-arm CT as guidance for left atrial radiofrequency ablation. Acad Radiol. 2011 Jul; 18(7):850-7.
  10. Di Biase L, Al-Ahamad A, Santangeli P, Hsia HH, Sanchez J, Bai R, Bailey S, Horton R, Gallinghouse GJ, Burkhardt DJ, Lakkireddy D, Yang Y, Badhwar N, Scheinman M, Tung R, Dello Russo A, Pelargonio G, Casella M, Tomassoni G, Shivkumar K, Natale A. Safety and outcomes of cryoablation for ventricular tachyarrhythmias: results from a multicenter experience. Heart Rhythm. 2011 Jul; 8(7):968-74.
  11. Kuppahally SS, Fowler MB, Vagelos R, Wang P, Al-Ahmad A, Hsia H, Liang D. Dyssynchrony Assessment with Tissue Doppler Imaging and Regional Volumetric Analysis by 3D Echocardiography Do Not Predict Long-Term Response to Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy. Cardiol Res Pract. 2010; 2011:568918.
  12. Hsia HH. Epicardial ventricular tachycardia ablation an evolution of needs. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 May 25; 55(21):2373-5.
  13. Gupta A, Hsia HH, Lo R, Zei PC. Electroanatomic localization of a slowly conducting atrioventricular (Mahaim) accessory pathway. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2011 Aug; 31(2):119-24.
  14. Hsia HH, Lin D, Sauer WH, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE. Relationship of late potentials to the ventricular tachycardia circuit defined by entrainment. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2009 Oct; 26(1):21-9.
  15. Tsai VW, Cooper J, Garan H, Natale A, Ptaszek LM, Ellinor PT, Hickey K, Downey R, Zei P, Hsia H, Wang P, Hunt S, Haddad F, Al-Ahmad A. The efficacy of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in heart transplant recipients: results from a multicenter registry. Circ Heart Fail. 2009 May; 2(3):197-201.
  16. Eversull CS, Lin B, Irani AR, Quigley ML, Mourlas NJ, Hsia HH, Zei PC, Al-Ahmad A, Wang PJ. Direct visualization of cardiac radiofrequency ablation lesions. J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2009 Jun; 2(2):198-201.
  17. Irani AR, Lin B, Eversull C, Hsia HH, Zei PC, Wang PJ, Al-Ahmad A. Visualizing ablation gaps in vitro using a deflectable fiber optic endocardial visualization catheter. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2009 Aug; 25(2):107-10.
  18. Kamousi B, Tewfik A, Lin B, Al-Ahmad A, Hsia H, Zei P, Wang P. A new approach for ICD rhythm classification based on support vector machines. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2009; 2009:2478-81.
  19. Lo R, Al-Ahmad A, Hsia H, Zei PC, Wang PJ. Optimal Programming of ICDs for Prevention of Appropriate and Inappropriate Shocks. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2008 Sep; 10(5):408-16.
  20. Lo R, Hsia HH. Ventricular arrhythmias in heart failure patients. Cardiol Clin. 2008 Aug; 26(3):381-403, vi.

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