More information about these courses and others is available on the UCSF Office of Continuing Medical Education Web site.
UCSF Vascular Symposium 2007
April 26-28, 2007
Lipid Disorders Update
April 28, 2007
Lipid Disorders Minifellowship
June 7-9, 2007
24th Annual Symposium: Cardiology for the Practitioner
Oct. 22-24, 2007
Blood Test Predicts Risk of Cardiac Events
A simple blood test for the protein NT-proBNP accurately predicts the risk of heart attack, heart failure, stroke, and death in patients with known cardiovascular disease, according to a study led by a researcher at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.
White Blood Cells in Lung Produce Histamine
In a surprise finding, scientists have discovered that histamine, the inflammatory compound released during allergic reactions that causes runny nose, watery eyes, and wheezing, can be produced in large amounts in the lung by neutrophils, the white blood cells that are the major component of pus.