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

Our locations

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    Decorative Caduceus

    AMPLATZER PFO Occluder Post Approval Study

    5 year rate of recurrent ischemic stroke

    Recruiting

    Decorative Caduceus

    Beating Heart Mitral Valve Repair With the HARPOON™ System

    Composite safety endpoint, defined as freedom-from all-cause mortality, stroke, acute kidney injury (AKI), major bleeding, new permanent pace-maker implantation, deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) or wound infection requiring sur...

    Recruiting

    Decorative Caduceus

    COMPASSION S3 - Evaluation of the SAPIEN 3 Transcatheter Heart Valve in Patients With Pulmonary...

    Defined as a non-hierarchical composite of: RVOT reintervention, Moderate or greater total pulmonary regurgitation (PR) via Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE), Mean RVOT gradient > 40 mmHg via TTE

    Recruiting

    Decorative Caduceus

    Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of Using the Tendyne Mitral Valve Syste...

    Survival free of heart failure hospitalization at 12 months post index procedure

    Recruiting

    Decorative Caduceus

    BioVentrix Revivent TC™ System Clinical Study

    Composite primary safety endpoint of all cause death, placement of a mechanical support device intra or post-op (IABP, VAD, ECMO or catheter based), emergent cardiac surgery including reoperation for bleeding or tamponade, prolong...

    Recruiting

    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

    • Recognized for providing optimal care for heart attack patients

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    400 Parnassus Ave., Suite 501
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