Asian Heart and Vascular Center
The UCSF Asian Heart and Vascular Center is a cardiovascular care hub for the Asian community, the fastest-growing population in San Francisco. We respect the cultural differences that exist in the Asian community. Patients receive language-appropriate information and educational materials about heart disease and how to prevent it. The center also participates in research to better understand the metabolic and genetic differences of the Asian community.
Cardiovascular disease and stroke are the leading causes of death for Asian Americans, according to the American Heart Association. In San Francisco, Asian Americans make up about a third of the population. As the Asian population grows, so does the need for cardiovascular specialists who can understand, communicate about and treat heart disease.
In association with all UCSF Heart and Vascular Center clinics, the Asian Heart and Vascular Center offers:
- Top-quality heart and vascular care tailored to the Asian community and communicated in the patient's preferred language
- Access to state-of-the-art technology from the UCSF Heart and Vascular Center
- Language-appropriate outpatient education on heart disease – what it is, what you can do if you suffer from it, and how to prevent it through lifestyle changes such as altering diet, quitting smoking and being more physically active
- The opportunity to take part in research studies that will help future generations of Asian Americans
Languages spoken at the clinic include Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Korean and Japanese.
Case Management and Social Work
Connect with a team that can help you find resources, solve problems and advocate for you during treatment at UCSF.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class
This eight-week UCSF class teaches mindfulness practices, such as meditation and body awareness, that can reduce stress and improve your overall health.
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Spiritual Care Services
Chaplains representing many faiths are available around the clock to provide support, comfort and counsel to patients, families and caregivers. Learn more.
Plan your visit
What to Bring
- Photo I.D.
- Health insurance card
- Insurance authorization, if required
- Doctor's referral, if required
- Recent test results related to your condition
- List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
- List of questions you may have
- Device or paper for taking notes
If you live in another country and are coming to UCSF for medical
treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.
UCSF offers language services at no charge for patients with limited
English, as well as for patients who are deaf or have trouble hearing.
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Cardiology Clinic at Mount Zion
1600 Divisadero St., Suite C-244
San Francisco, CA 94115
Cardiovascular Care and Prevention Center – Golden Gate Practice
1 Daniel Burnham Ct., Suite 260
San Francisco, CA 94109
Cardiovascular Care and Prevention Center at Mission Bay
535 Mission Bay Blvd. South
San Francisco, CA 94158
Center for Aortic Disease
400 Parnassus Ave., Suite 501
San Francisco, CA 94143
San Mateo Primary and Specialty Care
1100 Park Place, Suite 100
San Mateo, CA 94403