Sean White, who was born with a congenital heart disease that’s often fatal for infants, underwent three life-saving heart surgeries. Now 13, Sean was recently honored with the “UCSF Gen. Colin Powell Medal of Courage.”
October 01, 2012
August 16, 2012
It’s become common practice for the roughly 6 million Americans per year who go to emergency rooms with chest pain: Get a stress test or cardiac CT (computed tomography) scan before discharge.
August 07, 2012
Can a retrofitted bathroom scale costing less than $100 save lives and improve the health of millions of Americans living with heart failure while cutting billions of dollars in annual health care spending?
August 01, 2012
On the second Saturday of every month, UCSF students spend their day in downtown San Francisco learning how to provide culturally competent health care.
May 14, 2012
What is the connection, if any, between sudden cardiac death and people with HIV/AIDS? And can that knowledge help prolong their lives?
February 14, 2012
Peter Barnett may be the most physically active man in Mill Valley, California, thanks to UCSF's specialized cardiac care which is essential to the growing number of adults who need ongoing treatment for heart defects they've had since birth.
November 09, 2011
UCSF Medical Center performs a lower-risk cardiac procedure to treat coronary blockage that goes through the radial artery in a patient's arm, an uncommon practice in the U.S., where more than 95 percent of heart catheterizations are performed through the femoral artery in the patient’s leg.
November 04, 2011
UCSF was recently recognized as a 2011 gold-level recipient of the American Heart Association’s Start! Fit-Friendly Companies Recognition program.
September 14, 2011
High blood pressure affects 1 billion people worldwide. At least 30 percent of individual variation in blood pressure is due to genes. The largest-ever study to search for risk genes has just been published and homed in on 16 new genes. But most of the genetic contribution to blood pressure remains elusive. A new research approach may be needed.
May 04, 2011
Blending state-of-the art technology and cutting-edge design, UCSF’s new cardiovascular research building at Mission Bay integrates basic and clinical research to address important questions in cardiovascular biology and disease.