UC Davis Vascular Center news releases
July 18, 2019
A team of UC Davis Health scientists and physicians has identified a cellular connection between diabetes and one of its major complications — blood vessel narrowing that increases risks of health conditions such as heart disease and stroke.
June 17, 2019
EXPLORER, the world's first total-body PET scanner, has been installed at UC Davis Health and will be ready for patient use this summer. Area media outlets got a sneak peek of the new technology on Monday.
June 4, 2019
Find out how meditation can improve your abilities to cope with a busy world.
May 31, 2019
Frank Ing, chief of pediatric cardiology and co-director of the UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center, received a Master Interventionalists of SCAI (MSCAI) designation by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) this month.
May 23, 2019
New and more effective tests are needed to help predict heart attacks and other major cardiac events in patients with chest pain, the second most common reason for emergency department visits in the U.S.
May 16, 2019
Meatless burgers are more popular than ever - but are they good for us? UC Davis Health senior dietitian Marie Barone shares her recommendations.
April 8, 2019
UC Davis study to assess sex-specific levels of heart muscle damage to guide emergency care for women nationwide
March 14, 2019
UC Davis Health cardiologists are the first in the state to use a minimally-invasive system called transcatheter mitral valve replacement, or TMVR, to replace the mitral valve without the need for conventional open-heart surgery. The new technology is being tested as part of the SUMMIT study.
March 12, 2019
A major new study from the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Center has uncovered dramatic differences in the brains of Hispanics with a dementia diagnosis compared with those of non-Hispanic whites and of African Americans.
March 6, 2019
The death of actor Luke Perry this week is a tragic reminder that stroke can affect anyone, anytime. While the risk of stroke increases with age, it can occur at any age. Vascular neurologist Kwan Ng provides tips for recognizing the signs of stroke, together with guidance for stroke prevention.
February 26, 2019
Adults are often the focus of American Heart Month in February, but children with heart defects and conditions are also being treated with innovative technologies at the UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center.
February 14, 2019
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. for women, but only about half of women realize this is so. The good news, however, is that heart disease can often be prevented with a heart-healthy lifestyle.
February 8, 2019
UC Davis Health faculty, staff, students and the public are invited to attend a free lunchtime lecture about pediatric heart health entitled "The Latest in Congenital Heart Disease: Collaboration Between Interventional Cardiology and Surgery." The event will be held Thursday, Feb. 21 from 12-1:30 p.m. at the Education Building's Third Floor Breezeway, 4610 X Street, Sacramento.
February 7, 2019
Cardiac imaging specialist Thomas Smith is interim chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and interim medical director of the Heart Center at UC Davis Health. He replaces Reginald Low, who led the division for two decades and plans to retire this year.
February 7, 2019
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for all women in the U.S., but only about half of women know this is so. Cardiologist Amparo Villablanca is changing that with her annual Women's Heart Care Forum.
January 28, 2019
Four-month-old UC Davis patient Leo Woo has entered the Rock the Scar contest, a national photo contest to raise awareness about congenital heart defects.
January 28, 2019
A portion of the UC Davis Red Dress Collection is highlighted in a large banner display near the Governor's Office at the State Capitol this week, launching the countdown to National Wear Red Day® and day one of Heart Month on Friday.
January 11, 2019
Annual Survey by Sacramento Magazine highlights expertise in primary and specialty care delivery.
December 26, 2018
A recently published study conducted in Sweden showed higher rates of heart attacks during major holidays, including the Christmas and New Year holidays. UC Davis cardiologist Javier Lopez talks about heart health and what might be done to reduce the chances of having a heart attack during this and other potentially stressful times of year.
December 26, 2018
Continuous indoor exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke triggers changes in the heart’s electrical activity, known as cardiac alternans, that can predict cardiac arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death, a new study from UC Davis Health researchers shows. The authors believe the study, conducted in mice, suggests that second-hand smoke exposure alters cells that regulate how the heart beats.
December 19, 2018
A team led by UC Davis cardiothoracic surgeons Gary Raff and Victor Rodriguez recently traveled to Torreón in the state of Coahuila, Mexico, to treat children — from newborns to teens — with congenital heart defects.
November 26, 2018
UC Davis Health researchers have been awarded $5.2 million over four years from the National Institutes of Health to develop the first computerized model of the relationship between the nervous system and cardiovascular disease. The tool is expected to lead to new understanding of conditions such as hypertension, arrhythmia, heart failure and stroke, along with how those conditions change in response to treatment.
October 19, 2018
This week, the American Nurses Credentialing Center announced that it has renewed the hospital’s Magnet® designation for another four-year term.
UC Davis Children's Hospital first to offer patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) closures without surgery in tiny premature babies
September 18, 2018
Marcellus Brown was born prematurely at 24 weeks and his ductus arteriosus, an artery in the heart that normally closes after birth, didn’t close.
September 14, 2018
Doctors told them nothing more could be done; that they’ve done all that can be done. They said their daughter Yuvna’s heart condition was too severe. It was too complex. She had surgery and cardiac catheterizations, but now she was at the end of the road.
August 16, 2018
When Elk Grove resident Brooke Peoples was 1 year old, she was diagnosed with a double aortic arch, a rare congenital cardiovascular malformation.
August 14, 2018
U.S. News ranks the medical center among the nation's best in 11 specialties; No. 5 in California, and No. 1 in Sacramento overall for 2018-19.
August 8, 2018
A team of UC Davis physicians and surgeons has been recognized for helping to launch a national effort to guide standards for treating pulmonary embolism, the third most common cause of death from cardiovascular disease in the U.S.