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Zian Tseng, M.D.

Cardiologist and electrophysiologist

Dr. Zian H. Tseng, a cardiologist and electrophysiologist, is an expert in determining the risk of patients prone to sudden cardiac death (SCD) and ventricular arrhythmias. He also specializes in the ablation of complex arrhythmias, implanting defibrillators and resynchronizing heart devices, and extracting the leads or wires for heart devices. In addition, Tseng is involved with developing new device treatments.

In 2010, Tseng was awarded a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Heath to more accurately define SCD, the conditions underlying SCD, and its risk factors. He also is studying the genetics of SCD and the risk of sudden death with the use of Tasers by law enforcement agencies. A Bay Area native, he completed undergraduate studies in molecular biology and biochemistry at the University of California, Berkeley and earned a medical degree at UCSF, where he also completed a year of graduate studies in biomedical sciences. He completed internal medicine, cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology subspecialty training at UCSF, where he is an assistant professor of medicine.

Clinics

Asian Heart and Vascular Center
1600 Divisadero St., Second Floor, Suite C-244
San Francisco, CA 94115
Appointments: (415) 885-3678
Events: (415) 885-3678
Fax: (415) 885-3676

Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Service
400 Parnassus Ave., Floor B1, Room 094
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2554
Fax: (415) 353-2528

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

Cardiovascular Genetics Program
400 Parnassus Avenue, Plaza Level, Room 94
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2873
Fax: (415) 476-5355

Hours: Monday
noon – 4 p.m

Conditions & Treatments

More about Zian Tseng

Additional Languages

Taiwanese

Education

UCSF School of Medicine 1998

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center 2000

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Cardiology 2002
UCSF Medical Center, Cardiac Electrophysiology 2004

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Refaat MM, Hotait M, Tseng ZH. Utility of the exercise electrocardiogram testing in sudden cardiac death risk stratification. Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol. 2014 Jul; 19(4):311-8.
  2. Singh DK, Viswanathan MN, Tanel RE, Lee RJ, Lee BK, Marcus GM, Olgin JE, Han F, Vedantham V, Tseng ZH, Pellegrini C, Kawamura M, Gerstenfeld EP, Badhwar N, Scheinman M. His overdrive pacing during supraventricular tachycardia: A novel maneuver for distinguishing atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia from atrioventricular reciprocating tachycardia. Heart Rhythm. 2014 Aug; 11(8):1327-35.
  3. Hoffmayer KS, Dewland TA, Hsia HH, Badhwar N, Hsu JC, Tseng ZH, Marcus GM, Scheinman MM, Gerstenfeld EP. Safety of radiofrequency catheter ablation without coronary angiography in aortic cusp ventricular arrhythmias. Heart Rhythm. 2014 Jul; 11(7):1117-21.
  4. Stepanyan G, Badhwar N, Lee RJ, Marcus GM, Lee BK, Tseng ZH, Vedantham V, Olgin J, Scheinman M, Gerstenfeld EP. Safety of new oral anticoagulants for patients undergoing atrial fibrillation ablation. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2014 Jun; 40(1):33-8.
  5. Kawamura M, Badhwar N, Vedantham V, Tseng ZH, Lee BK, Lee RJ, Marcus GM, Olgin JE, Gerstenfeld EP, Scheinman MM. Coupling interval dispersion and body mass index are independent predictors of idiopathic premature ventricular complex-induced cardiomyopathy. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2014 Jul; 25(7):756-62.
  6. Refaat MM, Aouizerat BE, Pullinger CR, Malloy M, Kane J, Tseng ZH. Association of CASQ2 polymorphisms with sudden cardiac arrest and heart failure in patients with coronary artery disease. Heart Rhythm. 2014 Apr; 11(4):646-52.
  7. Moyers BS, Secemsky EA, Vittinghoff E, Wong JK, Havlir DV, Hsue PY, Tseng ZH. Effect of Left Ventricular Dysfunction and Viral Load on Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death in Patients With Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Am J Cardiol. 2014 Apr 1; 113(7):1260-5.
  8. Hayward RM, Ursell PC, Foster E, Tseng ZH. Sudden Death Due to Nonarrhythmic Cause in a Patient with L-TGA. Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol. 2014 May; 19(3):293-7.
  9. Hsu JC, Badhwar N, Gerstenfeld EP, Lee RJ, Mandyam MC, Dewland TA, Imburgia KE, Hoffmayer KS, Vedantham V, Lee BK, Tseng ZH, Scheinman MM, Olgin JE, Marcus GM. Randomized trial of conventional transseptal needle versus radiofrequency energy needle puncture for left atrial access (the TRAVERSE-LA study). J Am Heart Assoc. 2013 Oct; 2(5):e000428.
  10. Tseng ZH, Moyers B, Secemsky EA, Havlir DV, Hsue PY. PR Interval and sudden cardiac death in patients with HIV infection. J Infect Dis. 2013 Jan 1; 207(1):199-200.
  11. Sung RK, Kim AM, Tseng ZH, Han F, Inada K, Tedrow UB, Viswanathan MN, Badhwar N, Varosy PD, Tanel R, Olgin JE, Stephenson WG, Scheinman M. Diagnosis and ablation of multiform fascicular tachycardia. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2013 Mar; 24(3):297-304.
  12. Tseng ZH, Secemsky EA, Dowdy D, Vittinghoff E, Moyers B, Wong JK, Havlir DV, Hsue PY. Sudden cardiac death in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 May 22; 59(21):1891-6.
  13. Mandyam MC, Vedantham V, Scheinman MM, Tseng ZH, Badhwar N, Lee BK, Lee RJ, Gerstenfeld EP, Olgin JE, Marcus GM. Alcohol and vagal tone as triggers for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Aug 1; 110(3):364-8.
  14. Hsu JC, Badhwar N, Lee BK, Vedantham V, Tseng ZH, Marcus GM. Predictors of fluoroscopy time and procedural failure during biventricular device implantation. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Jul 15; 110(2):240-5.
  15. Hong TT, Cogswell R, James CA, Kang G, Pullinger CR, Malloy MJ, Kane JP, Wojciak J, Calkins H, Scheinman MM, Tseng ZH, Ganz P, De Marco T, Judge DP, Shaw RM. Plasma BIN1 correlates with heart failure and predicts arrhythmia in patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. Heart Rhythm. 2012 Jun; 9(6):961-7.
  16. Steinhaus DA, Vittinghoff E, Moffatt E, Hart AP, Ursell P, Tseng ZH. Characteristics of sudden arrhythmic death in a diverse, urban community. Am Heart J. 2012 Jan; 163(1):125-31.
  17. Azadani PN, Tseng ZH, Ermakov S, Marcus GM, Lee BK. Funding source and author affiliation in TASER research are strongly associated with a conclusion of device safety. Am Heart J. 2011 Sep; 162(3):533-7.
  18. Hsu JC, Friday J, Lee BK, Azadani PN, Lee RJ, Badhwar N, Tseng ZH, Olgin JE, Marcus GM. Predictors of axillary vein location for vascular access during pacemaker and defibrillator lead implantation. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2011 Dec; 34(12):1585-92.
  19. Deo R, Vittinghoff E, Lin F, Tseng ZH, Hulley SB, Shlipak MG. Risk factor and prediction modeling for sudden cardiac death in women with coronary artery disease. Arch Intern Med. 2011 Oct 24; 171(19):1703-9.
  20. Aouizerat BE, Vittinghoff E, Musone SL, Pawlikowska L, Kwok PY, Olgin JE, Tseng ZH. GWAS for discovery and replication of genetic loci associated with sudden cardiac arrest in patients with coronary artery disease. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2011; 11:29.

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