Hospitals without highest stroke care designation may miss them after heart procedure

Hospitals without the highest stroke care designation may be missing strokes that occur after a common heart valve replacement procedure. Investigators found that comprehensive stroke centers reported significantly greater stroke rates after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) than hospitals without the designation.

Distinguished Clinical Researcher to Lead UCSF Interventional Cardiology Program

UCSF Health’s Heart and Vascular Center is welcoming Sammy Elmariah, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, as chief of its division of Interventional Cardiology and medical director of the division’s cardiac catheterization lab. Elmariah is a recognized expert in structural heart disease interventions and catheter-based valve therapies.