Elyse Foster, MD

Director of Adult Echocardiography and Congenital Heart Disease

Dr. Elyse Foster is director of the UCSF Adult Echocardiography Laboratory and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Service. She specializes in the assessment of cardiac function using echocardiography, including exercise and pharmacologic stress testing for ischemia detection. She also has a special interest in adult congenital heart conditions and valvular disease.

Foster earned a medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Boston Medical Center, where she also completed a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases. Foster is on the executive committee of the International Society of Adult Congenital Heart Disease and is on the Women in Cardiology Committee for the American College of Cardiology. She is board certified in both internal medicine and cardiovascular disease.

Clinics

Cardiovascular Care and Prevention Center at Mission Bay
535 Mission Bay Blvd. South
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2873
Fax: (415) 353-2528

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cardiovascular Genetics Program
400 Parnassus Avenue, Plaza Level, Room 94
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2873
Fax: (415) 476-5355

Hours: Monday
noon – 4 p.m

Congenital Heart Disease Clinic
535 Mission Bay Blvd. South
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2873
Fax: (415) 353-2528

Hours: Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

ECG/ Stress Testing/ Nuclear Cardiology Laboratories at Parnassus
505 Parnassus Ave., Suite M-344
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-1931
Fax: (415) 353-1784

Hours: Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m

Echocardiography Lab at Mount Zion
1600 Divisadero St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 885-7321
Fax: (415) 885-7849

Hours: Monday
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Tuesday
8a.m. – 12 p.m.

Wednesday and Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday
8 a.m. – 4:40 p.m.

Echocardiography Lab at Parnassus
505 Parnassus Ave., Suite M344
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-1262
Fax: (415) 353-1784

Hours: Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

Academic Title

Professor

More about Elyse Foster

Education

Tufts University School of Medicine 1977

Residencies

Boston Medical Center, Internal Medicine 1980

Fellowships

Boston Medical Center, Cardiovascular Diseases 1983

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Gucuk Ipek E, Singh S, Viloria E, Feldman T, Grayburn P, Foster E, Qasim A. Impact of the MitraClip Procedure on Left Atrial Strain and Strain Rate. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 Mar; 11(3):e006553.
  2. Hardy RY, Gurvitz M, Jackson JL, May S, Miller P, Daskalov R, Foster E. College students with congenital heart disease: A critical time for transition. J Am Coll Health. 2018 Feb 16; 0.
  3. Mukai K, Burris NS, Mahadevan VS, Foster ED, Ordovas KG, Hope MD. 4D flow image quality with blood pool contrast: a comparison of gadofosveset trisodium and ferumoxytol. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 Feb; 34(2):273-279.
  4. Hayward RM, Foster E, Tseng ZH. Maternal and Fetal Outcomes of Admission for Delivery in Women With Congenital Heart Disease. JAMA Cardiol. 2017 Jun 01; 2(6):664-671.
  5. Vemulapalli S, Lippmann SJ, Krucoff M, Hernandez AF, Curtis LH, Foster E, Qasim A, Wang A, Glower DD, Feldman T, Hammill BG. Cardiovascular events and hospital resource utilization pre- and post-transcatheter mitral valve repair in high-surgical risk patients. Am Heart J. 2017 Jul; 189:146-157.
  6. Zoghbi WA, Adams D, Bonow RO, Enriquez-Sarano M, Foster E, Grayburn PA, Hahn RT, Han Y, Hung J, Lang RM, Little SH, Shah DJ, Shernan S, Thavendiranathan P, Thomas JD, Weissman NJ. Recommendations for Noninvasive Evaluation of Native Valvular Regurgitation: A Report from the American Society of Echocardiography Developed in Collaboration with the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2017 Apr; 30(4):303-371.
  7. Agarwal A, Harris IS, Mahadevan VS, Foster E. Coexistence of abnormal systolic motion of mitral valve in a consecutive group of 324 adult Tetralogy of Fallot patients assessed with echocardiography. Open Heart. 2016; 3(2):e000518.
  8. Ordovas KG, Keedy A, Naeger DM, Kallianos K, Foster E, Liu J, Saloner D, Hope MD. Dilatation of the ascending aorta is associated with presence of aortic regurgitation in patients after repair of tetralogy of Fallot. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Aug; 32(8):1265-72.
  9. Dewland TA, Bibbins-Domingo K, Lin F, Vittinghoff E, Foster E, Ogunyankin KO, Lima JA, Jacobs DR, Hu D, Burchard EG, Marcus GM. Racial Differences in Left Atrial Size: Results from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study. PLoS One. 2016; 11(3):e0151559.
  10. Feldman T, Kar S, Elmariah S, Smart SC, Trento A, Siegel RJ, Apruzzese P, Fail P, Rinaldi MJ, Smalling RW, Hermiller JB, Heimansohn D, Gray WA, Grayburn PA, Mack MJ, Lim DS, Ailawadi G, Herrmann HC, Acker MA, Silvestry FE, Foster E, Wang A, Glower DD, Mauri L. Randomized Comparison of Percutaneous Repair and Surgery for Mitral Regurgitation: 5-Year Results of EVEREST II. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Dec 29; 66(25):2844-2854.
  11. Hameed AB, Lawton ES, McCain CL, Morton CH, Mitchell C, Main EK, Foster E. Pregnancy-related cardiovascular deaths in California: beyond peripartum cardiomyopathy. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Sep; 213(3):379.e1-10.
  12. Bhatt AB, Foster E, Kuehl K, Alpert J, Brabeck S, Crumb S, Davidson WR, Earing MG, Ghoshhajra BB, Karamlou T, Mital S, Ting J, Tseng ZH. Congenital heart disease in the older adult: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2015 May 26; 131(21):1884-931.
  13. Lang RM, Badano LP, Mor-Avi V, Afilalo J, Armstrong A, Ernande L, Flachskampf FA, Foster E, Goldstein SA, Kuznetsova T, Lancellotti P, Muraru D, Picard MH, Rietzschel ER, Rudski L, Spencer KT, Tsang W, Voigt JU. Recommendations for cardiac chamber quantification by echocardiography in adults: an update from the American Society of Echocardiography and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Mar; 16(3):233-70.
  14. Wang A, Sangli C, Lim S, Ailawadi G, Kar S, Herrmann HC, Grayburn P, Foster E, Weissman NJ, Glower D, Feldman T. Evaluation of renal function before and after percutaneous mitral valve repair. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Jan; 8(1).
  15. Lang RM, Badano LP, Mor-Avi V, Afilalo J, Armstrong A, Ernande L, Flachskampf FA, Foster E, Goldstein SA, Kuznetsova T, Lancellotti P, Muraru D, Picard MH, Rietzschel ER, Rudski L, Spencer KT, Tsang W, Voigt JU. Recommendations for cardiac chamber quantification by echocardiography in adults: an update from the American Society of Echocardiography and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2015 Jan; 28(1):1-39.e14.
  16. Ruwald MH, Solomon SD, Foster E, Kutyifa V, Ruwald AC, Sherazi S, McNitt S, Jons C, Moss AJ, Zareba W. Left ventricular ejection fraction normalization in cardiac resynchronization therapy and risk of ventricular arrhythmias and clinical outcomes: results from the Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial With Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (MADIT-CRT) trial. Circulation. 2014 Dec 23; 130(25):2278-86.
  17. Thadani SR, Foster E. Echocardiographic evaluation in transposition of the great arteries in the adult. Echocardiography. 2015 Jan; 32 Suppl 2:S157-65.
  18. Goldenberg I, Kutyifa V, Klein HU, Cannom DS, Brown MW, Dan A, Daubert JP, Estes NA, Foster E, Greenberg H, Kautzner J, Klempfner R, Kuniss M, Merkely B, Pfeffer MA, Quesada A, Viskin S, McNitt S, Polonsky B, Ghanem A, Solomon SD, Wilber D, Zareba W, Moss AJ. Survival with cardiac-resynchronization therapy in mild heart failure. N Engl J Med. 2014 May 01; 370(18):1694-701.
  19. Slyngstad T, Huth Ruwald AC, Kutyifa V, McNitt S, Polonsky B, Solomon SD, Foster E, Goldenberg I, Wang PJ, Klein H, Zareba W, Moss AJ. Cardiac resynchronization therapy is associated with reductions in left atrial volume and inappropriate implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy in MADIT-CRT. Heart Rhythm. 2014 Jun; 11(6):1001-7.
  20. Ge Y, Ruwald AC, Kutyifa V, McNitt S, Polonsky S, Klein H, Goldenberg I, Solomon SD, Foster E, Zareba W, Moss AJ. A metric for evaluating the cardiac response to resynchronization therapy. Am J Cardiol. 2014 Apr 15; 113(8):1371-7.

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