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Liviu Klein

MD MS

Cardiologist
Computer programmer and amateur soccer player

Dr. Liviu Klein, a cardiologist at the UCSF Heart & Vascular Center, is director of Advanced Heart Failure Comprehensive Care Center and director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program. He specializes in caring for patients with heart failure and arrhythmias, including care before and after surgery for those receiving heart transplants. He also has expertise in cardiac resynchronization and mechanical therapies, such as ventricular assist devices for heart failure.

In his research, Klein studies the epidemiology of heart failure in women, including those at risk for sudden cardiac death. Together with colleagues in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, he is developing new technologies for monitoring and treating patients with heart failure and other kinds of cardiovascular disease, including those who use ventricular assist devices.

Klein earned a medical degree at the Carol Davila University of Medicine in Bucharest, Romania. He earned a master's of science degree in clinical investigation at Northwestern University. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago and a fellowship in cardiovascular epidemiology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. At Northwestern's McGaw Medical Center, he completed fellowships in cardiovascular disease, advanced heart failure and heart transplantation, and in clinical cardiac electrophysiology.

Klein is a member of the American Heart Association, Heart Failure Society of America and International Society for Lung and Heart Transplantation. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and books.

  • Education

    Universitatea De Medicina Si Farmacie, Bucharest Romania, 1999

  • Residencies

    Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, Internal Medicine, 2003

  • Fellowships

    Northwestern University, Cardiovascular Epidemiology, 2005

    McGaw Medical Center, Northwestern University, Cardiovascular Disease, 2007

    McGaw Medical Center, Northwestern University, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation, 2008

    McGaw Medical Center, Northwestern University, Cardiac Electrophysiology, 2009

  • Board Certifications

    Advanced Heart Failure & Transplantation, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Professor

  • Languages

    Romanian

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    "You have to be like a detective and figure out which condition led to heart failure."

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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...

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    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

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    Ultrafiltration Versus IV Diuretics in Worsening Heart Failure

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    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...

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    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.

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