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September 2020

When to worry about AFib

September 15, 2020

Heart specialist Uma Srivatsa answers questions about a common type of arrhythmia known as atrial fibrillation, or AFib.

New cardiology study tests a device designed to repair leaky tricuspid valves

September 8, 2020

UC Davis Health cardiologists are testing the safety and effectiveness of TriClip, a minimally invasive option for treating tricuspid regurgitation. 

August 2020

UC Davis researchers find a way to help stem cells work for the heart

August 13, 2020

Blocking an enzyme — soluble epoxide hydrolase, or sEH — linked with inflammation makes it possible for stem cells to repair damaged heart tissue.

UC Davis Medical Center recognized for quality stroke care

August 7, 2020

The UC Davis Comprehensive Stroke Center has received the 2020 Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for consistently adhering to measures backed by the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association.

July 2020

UC Davis Health helps two Fontan patients fulfill their dreams of motherhood

July 31, 2020

Before the Fontan procedure, most children born with single ventricles would die before their second birthday. These days, the survival rate of these patients has extended through young adulthood and now patients with prior Fontan procedures are interested in trying to have children. UC Davis Health helped two of these patients this year.

African Americans with early-life cardiovascular disease risks have worse late-life cognitive function

July 30, 2020

Research presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference shows that African Americans with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risks prior to or during mid-life tend to have worse cognition when they age than those with no CVD risks.

U.S. News names UC Davis Medical Center among the nation’s best

July 28, 2020

U.S. News & World Report's rankings are out. UC Davis Medical Center is again the #1 hospital in Sacramento, and in the Top 10 in California -- distinctions it has earned for many years in a row.

Cardiac rehabilitation program achieves recertification

July 27, 2020

UC Davis Health’s Cardiac-Vascular Rehabilitation Program has been recertified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. This renewed certification recognizes UC Davis’ continuing commitment to improving the health and quality of life of patients with heart and blood vessel disease through a supervised, evidence-based exercise and education program.  

Teen’s heart is still going strong thanks to UC Davis Children’s Hospital

July 16, 2020

UC Davis pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons gave Damian Del Rio a chance at a future.

UC Davis Children's Hospital gives local girl every opportunity to just be a kid

July 14, 2020

Isabella Lazzerini's two rare diagnoses warrant ongoing, specialized care but that doesn't stop her from enjoying life.

Advanced heart pump and line dancing bring fuller life back to heart patient

July 8, 2020

Alice Marez says she was saved by UC Davis surgeons, an LVAD pump and line dancing. If she had to choose only one, 79-year-old Marez might just pick the line dancing. 

Children’s Miracle Network at UC Davis announces local 2020 champion

July 8, 2020

Isabella Lazzerini has been a patient at UC Davis Children's Hospital since she was three days old.

UC Davis Health saves 2-year-old with dangerously high blood pressure

July 7, 2020

When Owen had an MRI appointment at Mercy San Juan Medical Center, his parents got the shocking news that Owen needed to be immediately transported to UC Davis Children’s Hospital via ambulance for monitoring and blood pressure control. 

June 2020

UC Davis Vascular Center lab earns reaccreditation

June 24, 2020

The UC Davis Vascular Center’s lab has been reaccredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for vascular testing in extracranial cerebrovascular testing, peripheral venous testing, peripheral arterial testing and visceral vascular testing. 

UC Davis Medical Center surgery patient said he was treated like royalty

June 15, 2020

Alexander Estrada was referred to UC Davis Medical Center for surgery by a specialist through a partnership with Dignity Health and was thrilled with his outcome and his care.

UC Davis Vascular Center named a TCAR Center of Excellence

June 12, 2020

The UC Davis Vascular Center has been named a TCAR Center of Excellence for the high quality of its care team and patient outcomes for transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR).

A teacher’s learning experience with stroke

June 11, 2020

Peter Dwyer’s birthday this year may not have happened at all. Last September, the retired high school teacher was raking leaves when his left side suddenly buckled. He had experienced an acute ischemic stroke.

New grant brings advanced vascular care to small communities

June 1, 2020

The UC Davis Vascular Center has launched a telehealth initiative to improve assessments and care for patients who live in small communities and have lower-extremity ulcers due to peripheral artery disease or diabetes.

May 2020

UC Davis Vascular Center recognized for participation in North American quality initiative

May 22, 2020

The Society for Vascular Surgery has awarded three stars — the highest number possible — to the UC Davis Vascular Center for active participation in its Vascular Quality Initiative. 

Know and respond quickly to signs of stroke

May 22, 2020

A UC Davis Health specialist recommends learning more about common stroke symptoms and your own risks for the condition.

UC Davis physician brings heart care to Sacramento County clinic

May 15, 2020

Edris Aman is a cardiologist and expert in cardiac imaging. He also is part of a growing team of specialists who sees patients at the County of Sacramento Primary Care Center, which  serves Medi-Cal and uninsured patients.

UC Davis Medical Center achieves top stroke certification

May 1, 2020

UC Davis Medical Center has been certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, the highest recognition possible from The Joint Commission

April 2020

Arteries respond in opposite ways for males and females

April 23, 2020

A protein known to expand blood vessels — key to controlling conditions like high blood pressure — actually has different functions in males and females. 

UC Davis Children's Hospital patient families make chalk art memories

April 13, 2020

For parents of sick or injured children, the current sidewalk chalk trend is more than just something to do while staying at home.

March 2020

In times of crisis, remember to meditate

March 18, 2020

UC Davis cardiologist Uma Srivatsa recommends doing "five steps for five minutes" in times of high stress.

UC Davis Children's Hospital pediatric cardiology patient is living his best life

March 18, 2020

Local teenager continues to thrive after multiple heart surgeries at UC Davis Children's Hospital.

When cardiac arrest hits 6-year-old, UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center offers lifesaving care

March 12, 2020

The UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center team detected patient Greyson Anable's very rare heart condition through exploratory heart surgery and were able to save the child’s life.

Make your next medical appointment a video visit

March 11, 2020

For many types of routine and specialty care appointments, a video visit through UC Davis Health is the ideal alternative to a traditional in-person appointment.   

Meet Bob Kiaii

March 11, 2020

Learn more about our new chief of cardiothoracic surgery, along with his goals for his team and their patients with complex diseases of the heart, lungs and esophagus.

February 2020

Heart-healthy meals can include dessert

February 28, 2020

Many people think living heart healthy means living without dessert. Not true!

Team sets a path to getting more patients into cardiac rehabilitation

February 21, 2020

A team from the UC Davis Division of Cardiovascular Medicine hoping to increase participation in cardiac rehabilitation has won a poster competition at a regional American College of Physicians scientific meeting. The team will next present their work at the upcoming national ACP meeting.

The truth about women and heart disease

February 11, 2020

Heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined, yet most women think breast cancer is their biggest health threat. 

Get pumped for Healthy Heart Fair on Saturday (2/8), part of Heart Failure Awareness Week

February 6, 2020

By 2030, about 8 million adult patients will live with heart failure in the U.S. But many of those cases are highly preventable. Learn how to manage your risk factors at an interactive and educational resource fair on our Sacramento campus.

Leading the charge for women's heart health

February 5, 2020

Amparo Villablanca, director of the UC Davis Women's Cardiovascular Medicine Program, and her colleagues in heart and vascular medicine invite you to join them in wearing red Feb. 7 and raising awareness that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women.

January 2020

UC Davis Health welcomes internationally renowned robotic heart surgeon as the new chief of cardiothoracic surgery

January 15, 2020

Internationally acclaimed heart surgeon Bob Kiaii has been selected as chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at UC Davis Health, ranked one of the best cardiology and heart surgery programs in the nation.

TAVR team celebrates an important milestone [VIDEO]

January 10, 2020

UC Davis Health was the first to offer transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in the Sacramento and today is a leading referral center for the procedure. On December 16, the TAVR team completed their 1,000th procedure.

December 2019

New funding for high-tech approaches for detecting Alzheimer’s in women and communities of color

December 6, 2019

Machine-learning approaches to detect abnormalities in blood vessels associated with dementia and liquid biopsy-guided strategies to define dementia across disease stages are two exciting areas funded prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

November 2019

How to have heart-healthy holidays

November 26, 2019

A UC Davis Health dietitian offers guidance for making it through the holidays without compromising healthy eating goals.

Sex, drugs and arrhythmia: Modeling approaches to enable precision cardiac pharmacology

November 26, 2019

To promote cardiac safety, researchers at the GRANDi laboratory are using computer simulations to understand and predict the impact of new drugs on the cardiac cells.

Military partnerships help advance health for all

November 8, 2019

A training partnership between UC Davis Medical Center and the U.S. Air Force, which began in 1995, has blossomed into a variety of integrated medical residency programs with the military that helps physicians stay prepared for deployment while they provide high-quality patient care here stateside in Sacramento.

October 2019

Cardiologist brings life-saving heart care to India

October 30, 2019

Each year, UC Davis Health cardiologist Uma Srivatsa returns to her home country of India with a team of colleagues to provide arrhythmia assessments and interventions to at-risk populations.

Dean Allison Brashear praises clinical trials program, wants to include more patients

October 24, 2019

Dean Brashear during the UC Davis School of Medicine Office of Research Expo showcased some of the exciting research happening at the School of Medicine and called for more clinical trials to be open for patients.