Advanced Heart Failure Evaluation and Therapies Program

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UCSF's Advanced Heart Failure Program 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.

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    Awards & recognition

    • usnews-neurology

      Best hospital in Northern California

    • 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

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    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...

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    remedē System Therapy Study

    Percentage of patients with related serious adverse events.

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    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

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    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...

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    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...

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    Effects of RT234 on Exercise Parameters Accessed by CPET in Subjects With PAH

    TEAEs as grouped by MedDRA system organ class and relationship to treatment.

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    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.

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    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

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    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

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    Our research initiatives

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      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.

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