It doesn’t always make sense to do a heart scan to measure how much plaque has built up in a patient’s coronary arteries before prescribing statins, UCSF research shows.
March 12, 2014
November 12, 2013
UCSF faculty members will discuss their cutting-edge approaches to researching and delivering health care on at Dreamforce 2013’s “Unusual Thinkers” track.
October 17, 2013
In recent years, studies have reported inconsistent findings regarding whether calcium supplements used to prevent fractures increase the risk of heart attack.
October 08, 2013
An individual’s race or ethnic background could be a determining factor when it comes to risk of atrial fibrillation, the most frequently diagnosed type of irregular heart rhythm, according to researchers at UCSF.
May 09, 2013
Lowell High School football player Jacky Tang went through a barrage of medical tests at UCSF’s PlaySafe Cardiac Physicals, an interdisciplinary clinic designed to detect underlying medical abnormalities in young athletes and prevent sudden death.
April 11, 2013
A common test that records the heart’s electrical activity could predict potentially serious cardiovascular illness, according to a UC San Francisco-led study.
March 19, 2013
A UCSF team has developed an ambitious online cardiovascular study using smartphones, with the goal of enrolling 1 million people from all over the world to improve heart health.
February 11, 2013
A new study finds that hundreds of thousands of lives could be saved over 10 years if Americans reduced their sodium consumption to the levels recommended in federal guidelines.
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.”