Dr. Jeffrey Olgin
It's encouraging to see so much talk these days about patient-centered care – delivering the right therapy to the right patient at the right time is the right thing to do.
But tailoring therapies to an individual patient must be more than a catchphrase. It demands a team of physicians who possess deep experience with both traditional and cutting-edge approaches and procedures – as well as a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration that fosters the most informed decisions possible about which of those procedures is best for each patient.
As each article in this issue illustrates, that is precisely what we offer at the UCSF Heart and Vascular Center.
We take enormous pride in our implementation of truly substantive patient-centered care. And we are deeply appreciative of the way you partner with us in these efforts.
Jeffrey Olgin, M.D.
Chief of Cardiology Surgery
Michael Conte, M.D.
Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Irregular Heartbeat Increases Kidney Failure Risk
The risk of kidney failure is greater for people with chronic kidney disease who also have atrial fibrillation, one of the most common forms of irregular heart rhythm in adults, according to a study by researchers at UCSF and Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Alcohol May Trigger Serious Palpitations in Heart Patients
People with atrial fibrillation had almost a four and a half times greater chance of having an episode if they were consuming alcohol than if they were not, UCSF researchers have found.
Steps to Prevent Heart Disease in Women
Dr. Anne Thorson, a UCSF cardiologist, discusses steps a woman can take to help minimize her risk of heart disease.