Advanced Heart Failure Comprehensive Care Center
UCSF's Advanced Heart Failure Comprehensive Care Center treats and evaluates between 250 and 300 patients for heart failure or congestive heart failure annually – representing more than 1,500 patient visits a year.
We treat patients with state-of-the-art conventional and experimental drug and device therapies. If those therapies aren't successful, a heart transplant may be an option. We are recognized internationally for diagnosing and treating heart failure.
Doctor referral required
MDCardiac and transplant surgeon
Mandar A. Aras
Teresa De Marco
MD, FACC, FHFSACardiologist
Jason W. Smith
MDCardiac and transplant surgeon
Awards & recognition
Among the top hospitals in the nation
One of the nation’s best in cardiology & heart surgery
Rated high-performing hospital for heart bypass surgery
Rated high-performing hospital for heart failure
Clinical Evaluation of the AccuCinch® Ventricular Restoration System in Patients Who Present Wi...
MAE defined as: All-cause death, Myocardial infarction, Stroke, Need for non-elective cardiovascular surgery, Worsening of heart-failure requiring mechanical circulatory support for more than 24 hours Acute kidney injury req...
remedē System Therapy Study
Percentage of patients with related serious adverse events.
Reducing Right Ventricular Failure in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (RELIEVE-PAH)
Percentage of Treatment group patients experiencing any device-related Major Adverse Cardiovascular or Neurological Events (MACNE) during the first 90-days after implantation
Pulmonary Hypertension Association Registry
PAH guideline-recommended diagnostics assessed include chest radiography, echocardiogram, ventilation-perfusion (V/Q) scan, pulmonary function tests, overnight oximetry, and right heart catheterization and identified as either "co...
A Silver Lining in the VAD Sky
rate of driveline infection per 100 patient
Ultrafiltration Versus IV Diuretics in Worsening Heart Failure
Metformin for Pulmonary Hypertension HFpEF
Endovascular Ablation of the Right Greater Splanchnic Nerve in Subjects Having HFpEF
Change in mean PCWP at 1 month follow up evaluated as a repeated measure at rest, legs up and exercise (20W) as compared to the baseline PCWP evaluation. This reduction will be assessed in all subjects (both treated and control) t...
Right Ventricular Pacing in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
This is an invasive measure of the contractile strength of the right ventricle that is measured using pressure volume measurements from within the ventricle itself.
Remote Dielectric Sensing (ReDS) Assisted Diuresis in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
Cumulative net fluid balance assessed by In's and Out's recorded in the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) during hospitalization
Plan your visit
What to Bring
- Echocardiogram results from within last 6 months on CD, if available
- Photo I.D.
- Health insurance card
- Insurance authorization, if required
- Doctor's referral, if required
- List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
- List of questions you may have
- Device or paper for taking notes
Our research initiatives
UCSF Division of Cardiology Research
Researchers at the UCSF Division of Cardiology investigate all aspects of heart disorders, from how disease develops to who is most at risk, with an emphasis on translating key findings into more effective care.