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Cardiovascular Care and Prevention Center at Mission Bay

At the UCSF Cardiovascular Care and Prevention Center, our experts in cardiology and vascular disease have been pioneers in the treatment of heart conditions and research into new and better procedures. We use today's most sophisticated tools to diagnose heart and vascular disease in people who may be at high risk, such as those with a family history of heart disease, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, as well as those nearing middle age and worried about a lifestyle that may have been hard on the heart.

Screening includes laboratory tests to measure fats and cholesterol in the blood, along with nonsurgical imaging technologies that give doctors a window onto the heart. We also provide a full range of heart disease prevention and treatment options, from drug therapy to minimally invasive procedures and surgery.

Subspecialty areas include electrophysiology to study heart rhythms; heart failure and heart transplants; pulmonary hypertension and lung transplants; echocardiography, which uses ultrasound waves to study heart function; stress testing using a variety of technologies; and advanced cardiac imaging, such as by MRI or CT scan.

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 Our cardiologists are involved in a wide range of research, both in the laboratory and with patients. Investigations that lead to new therapies for heart disease, such as catheter ablation for heart rhythm disturbances, have been our strength over the years. More recently, we've begun to study using stem cells to treat heart disease.

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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...


    Decorative Caduceus

    remedē System Therapy Study

    Percentage of patients with related serious adverse events.


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    A Silver Lining in the VAD Sky

    rate of driveline infection per 100 patient


    Decorative Caduceus

    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...


    Decorative Caduceus

    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.


    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 failure

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