Blue Shield of California has designated the UCSF Heart and Vascular Center a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care. The designation means that the UCSF Heart and Vascular Center meets evidence-based clinical criteria, developed in collaboration with expert physicians and medical organizations, including the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. The selection criteria include:
To learn more about Blue Distinction®, please visit www.bcbs.com.
Cholesterol Levels In Young Adults Predict Heart Disease Risk
Young people with even modestly elevated cholesterol levels are more likely to develop coronary artery disease later in life, according to a UcSF study.
Coronary Artery Disease Patients Benefit From Cocoa Flavanols
UCSF researchers found that high concentrations of cocoa flavanols decrease blood pressure, improve blood vessel health and increase circulating angiogenic cells in heart disease patients.