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January 31, 2013
Suitulaga “Sugi” Hunkin was suffering from heart failure by the age of 27, but he needed to lose 100 pounds to get in shape for transplant surgery at UCSF. To do that, he had to drastically change his lifestyle.
October 01, 2012
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.”
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.
June 01, 2012
New UCSF research builds on a 1978 study called the “holiday heart syndrome,” establishing a stronger causal link between alcohol consumption and serious palpitations in patients with atrial fibrillation, the most common form of arrhythmia.
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?
March 29, 2012
Greater lifetime exposure to the stress of traumatic events was linked to higher levels of inflammation in a study of almost 1,000 patients with cardiovascular disease led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco.
February 24, 2012
Patients with heart disease who took cholesterol-lowering statins were significantly less likely to develop depression than those who did not, in a study by Mary Whooley, MD, a physician at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and a professor of medicine at UCSF.
February 15, 2012
A UCSF stem cell study conducted in mice suggests a novel strategy for treating damaged cardiac tissue in patients following a heart attack, which an estimated 785,000 Americans will experience this year.

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