Interventional Cardiology Program
At the UCSF Interventional Cardiology Program, our team has advanced training in minimally invasive catheter-based procedures to diagnose and treat cardiovascular conditions, such as coronary artery disease, vascular disease and valve disease. We use specialized imaging to evaluate blood flow and pressure in the heart, then use innovative techniques to treat abnormalities that impair heart function.
We perform thousands of procedures annually, from routine diagnostic procedures, such as coronary angiograms and cardiac catheterization, to percutaneous coronary intervention (a catheter technique for opening narrowed coronary arteries) and other complex procedures. (A catheter is a thin, flexible tube that can be passed into a blood vessel to reach the heart.) We pride ourselves in offering cutting-edge treatments shown by research and experience to bring the best results.
When it comes to your heart, experience and expertise matter. Our fellowship-trained, board-certified interventional cardiologists are recognized as leaders in the field. We not only serve San Francisco and the Bay Area, but patients travel from the Pacific Northwest and beyond to have procedures with our team. We welcome requests for second opinions and will be glad to discuss options that meet the goals of your care.
Collaboration is essential to our mission. By consulting with our colleagues who specialize in cardiac surgery, electrophysiology, advanced heart failure, adult congenital heart disease, vascular surgery and more, we can provide all the information you and your referring provider need to make decisions about your care.
Our patients are the priority in everything we do, so we strive to keep you informed. Our cardiac catheterization lab (where we perform these patient procedures) consistently ranks above the 95th percentile in "likely to recommend" patient satisfaction scores, as measured by the medical survey specialty firm Press Ganey. Whether you wish to directly message your care team with questions, or you’d like us to walk you through what to expect during your treatment at UCSF, we're here for you.
Our cardiologists all offer Zoom video visits, so that patients have convenient access when they need it.
"What I am going through is a scary thing. Having the team of people working at UCSF has made me feel I am not going through this alone." – Interventional Cardiology Program patient
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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.
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English, as well as for patients who are deaf or have trouble hearing.
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