Providing the finest care for cardiovascular disease means that physicians must thoughtfully balance scientific advances with proven treatment approaches. The new Cardiovascular Care and Prevention Center at Mission Bay maximizes the ability of care teams to strike the right balance.
At the newly relocated UCSF Center for Prevention of Heart and Vascular Disease, patients at risk for cardiac events can work with centrally located teams of physicians, nurses, radiologists, dietitians and others to efficiently craft prevention programs tailored to each patient's specific needs.
By designating the UCSF Heart and Vascular Center a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care, Blue Shield of California has confirmed that UCSF Medical Center meets clear, evidence-based criteria, developed in collaboration with expert physicians and medical organizations.
When tests revealed that an active 74-year-old man had extensive peripheral and coronary artery disease, an expert heart surgeon, a cardiologist and a vascular surgeon teamed to save the man’s leg from amputation and restore the quality of his life.
UCSF interventional cardiologists and heart surgeons draw on recent research, deep experience and strong communication to decide the best approach for each individual's multivessel coronary artery disease. Some cases require percutaneous catheter intervention, others coronary artery bypass grafts, and still others require procedures that take advantage of both techniques.
Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Michael S. Conte, M.D., discusses why, despite some misleading headlines, the findings from two recent studies indicate that preventing stroke in patients with carotid stenosis remains a matter of carefully assessing each patient and matching that patient with the correct procedure.
Some recent studies have questioned the benefits of renal artery revascularization. But for patients with severe stenosis and complicating conditions, revascularization should be the primary option.
See information on upcoming continuing medical education courses.
To make a referral or to get information about the UCSF Heart and Vascular Center, call (888) HVC–9911 or (888) 482–9911.
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