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Kirsten Fleischmann, M.P.H., M.D.

Cardiologist

Dr. Kirsten Fleischmann is a cardiologist specializing in echocardiography and non-invasive cardiology. In addition, her research looks at the relationship between noninvasive testing in cardiology and its outcome, the development and evaluation of efficient diagnostic and treatment strategies in acute ischemic syndromes, and the effect of secondhand smoke on outcomes in cardiac disease such as heart failure and acute ischemic syndromes.

Fleischmann earned her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. She went on to receive a masters in public health from Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Mass. Fleischmann came to UCSF in 1998, where she is a professor and an attending physician.

Clinics

Cardiovascular Care and Prevention Center at Mission Bay
535 Mission Bay Blvd. South
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2873
Fax: (415) 353-2528

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

Conditions & Treatments

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Additional Languages

German

Education

Washington University School of Medicine 1986

Residencies

Barnes Hospital, Internal Medicine 1989

Fellowships

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Cardiology 1993

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Ferket BS, van Kempen BJ, Hunink MG, Agarwal I, Kavousi M, Franco OH, Steyerberg EW, Max W, Fleischmann KE. Predictive value of updating framingham risk scores with novel risk markers in the u.s. General population. PLoS One. 2014; 9(2):e88312.
  2. Rahbar AS, Azadani PN, Thatipelli S, Fleischmann KE, Nguyen N, Lee BK. Risk factors and prognosis for clot formation on cardiac device leads. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2013 Oct; 36(10):1294-300.
  3. Zgre Hemsey JK, Dracup K, Fleischmann KE, Sommargren CE, Paul SM, Drew BJ. Prehospital electrocardiographic manifestations of acute myocardial ischemia independently predict adverse hospital outcomes. J Emerg Med. 2013 May; 44(5):955-61.
  4. Ferket BS, van Kempen BJ, Heeringa J, Spronk S, Fleischmann KE, Nijhuis RL, Hofman A, Steyerberg EW, Hunink MG. Personalized prediction of lifetime benefits with statin therapy for asymptomatic individuals: a modeling study. PLoS Med. 2012; 9(12):e1001361.
  5. Genders TS, Ferket BS, Dedic A, Galema TW, Mollet NR, de Feyter PJ, Fleischmann KE, Nieman K, Hunink MG. Coronary computed tomography versus exercise testing in patients with stable chest pain: comparative effectiveness and costs. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Aug 20; 167(4):1268-75.
  6. Weeks SG, Glantz SA, De Marco T, Rosen AB, Fleischmann KE. Secondhand smoke exposure and quality of life in patients with heart failure. Arch Intern Med. 2011 Nov 28; 171(21):1887-93.
  7. Zgre Hemsey JK, Dracup K, Fleischmann K, Sommargren CE, Drew BJ. Prehospital 12-lead ST-segment monitoring improves the early diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome. J Electrocardiol. 2012 May-Jun; 45(3):266-71.
  8. Hwang B, Fleischmann KE, Howie-Esquivel J, Stotts NA, Dracup K. Caregiving for patients with heart failure: impact on patients' families. Am J Crit Care. 2011 Nov; 20(6):431-41; quiz 442.
  9. van Kempen BJ, Spronk S, Koller MT, Elias-Smale SE, Fleischmann KE, Ikram MA, Krestin GP, Hofman A, Witteman JC, Hunink MG. Comparative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of computed tomography screening for coronary artery calcium in asymptomatic individuals. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Oct 11; 58(16):1690-701.
  10. Hwang B, Howie-Esquivel J, Fleischmann KE, Stotts NA, Dracup K. Family caregiving in pulmonary arterial hypertension. Heart Lung. 2012 Jan-Feb; 41(1):26-34.
  11. Fleischmann KE, Zgre-Hemsey J, Drew BJ. The new universal definition of myocardial infarction criteria improve electrocardiographic diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome. J Electrocardiol. 2011 Jan-Feb; 44(1):69-73.
  12. Howie-Esquivel J, Lee J, Collier G, Mehling W, Fleischmann K. Yoga in heart failure patients: a pilot study. J Card Fail. 2010 Sep; 16(9):742-9.
  13. 2009 ACCF/AHA focused update on perioperative beta blockade incorporated into the ACC/AHA 2007 guidelines on perioperative cardiovascular evaluation and care for noncardiac surgery. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009 Nov 24; 54(22):e13-e118.
  14. 2009 ACCF/AHA focused update on perioperative beta blockade. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009 Nov 24; 54(22):2102-28.
  15. Fleisher LA, Beckman JA, Brown KA, Calkins H, Chaikof EL, Fleischmann KE, Freeman WK, Froehlich JB, Kasper EK, Kersten JR, Riegel B, Robb JF. 2009 ACCF/AHA focused update on perioperative beta blockade incorporated into the ACC/AHA 2007 guidelines on perioperative cardiovascular evaluation and care for noncardiac surgery: a report of the American college of cardiology foundation/American heart association task force on practice guidelines. Circulation. 2009 Nov 24; 120(21):e169-276.
  16. Fleischmann KE, Beckman JA, Buller CE, Calkins H, Fleisher LA, Freeman WK, Froehlich JB, Kasper EK, Kersten JR, Robb JF, Valentine RJ. 2009 ACCF/AHA focused update on perioperative beta blockade: a report of the American college of cardiology foundation/American heart association task force on practice guidelines. Circulation. 2009 Nov 24; 120(21):2123-51.
  17. Fleischmann KE, Orav EJ, Lamas GA, Mangione CM, Schron EB, Lee KL, Goldman L. Atrial fibrillation and quality of life after pacemaker implantation for sick sinus syndrome: data from the Mode Selection Trial (MOST). Am Heart J. 2009 Jul; 158(1):78-83.e2.
  18. ACC/AHA 2007 guidelines on perioperative cardiovascular evaluation and care for noncardiac surgery: executive summary: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Writing Committee to Revise the 2002 Guidelines on Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation for Noncardiac Surgery). Anesth Analg. 2008 Mar; 106(3):685-712.
  19. Ren X, Hsu PY, Dulbecco FL, Fleischmann KE, Gold WM, Redberg RF, Schiller NB. Remote second-hand tobacco exposure in flight attendants is associated with systemic but not pulmonary hypertension. Cardiol J. 2008; 15(4):338-43.
  20. Shusterman V, Goldberg A, Schindler DM, Fleischmann KE, Lux RL, Drew BJ. Dynamic tracking of ischemia in the surface electrocardiogram. J Electrocardiol. 2007 Nov-Dec; 40(6 Suppl):S179-86.

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