UC Davis Vascular Center news releases
December 14, 2016
Strokes and heart attacks are rare for women with diabetes who use hormonal contraception, with the safest options being intrauterine devices (IUDs) and under-the-skin implants, new research published in Diabetes Care shows.
October 19, 2016
J. Nilas Young, chief of cardiothoracic surgery at UC Davis, has received a 2016 American College of Surgeons/Pfizer International Volunteerism Award for his work in developing heart surgery programs in Russia and South America. Young received the award, the highest honor for fellows of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) who provide volunteer care to medically underserved populations, on Oct. 18 at the ACS Clinical Congress in Washington, D.C.
October 13, 2016
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has named the California Precision Medicine Consortium as a regional medical center group in the national network of health care provider organizations that will implement the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program.
October 12, 2016
While aging is inevitable, most people want to maintain their brain power including memory, reading comprehension and cognitive skills. But like most organs in the body, by the mid-40s brains suffer a measureable decline, which can affect memory and reasoning, and many people develop age-related brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
October 5, 2016
The UC Davis Vascular Center celebrated its 10th anniversary Sept. 29 with an event to recognize the surgeons, physicians, nurses, imaging specialists, vascular technologists and clinic staff who provide comprehensive care for patients with blood vessel disease.
September 26, 2016
Connor Dean Grant, an undergraduate student in the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences, has been selected to receive the 2016 UC Davis Section of General Thoracic Surgery/Core Mobile Inc. Patient Engagement Scholarship.
July 22, 2016
Cardiologists at UC Davis Health System have treated the first patient in Northern California with a new bioresorbable stent. The Absorb vascular scaffold works like a traditional metal stent in opening vessels clogged by fatty deposits. Instead of remaining in the vessel for a lifetime, however, it is made of material similar to dissolving sutures and disappears within three years.
June 15, 2016
Andrew Pelech, professor of pediatrics, has been appointed as interim head of the UC Davis Division of Pediatric Cardiology, effective May 15.
May 26, 2016
UC Davis Medical Center has been recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for using evidence-based guidelines that improve care and quality of life for stroke patients.
May 18, 2016
Kwan L. Ng, assistant professor and director of vascular neurology at UC Davis Health System, has been named director of the UC Davis Stroke Center.
March 3, 2016
When UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center surgeons faced a complex patient case in January, they consulted with cardiologists, pediatric intensive care unit physicians, radiologists, and, for the first time, biomedical engineers, who brought a new technology into the picture: three-dimensional printers. This new technology successfully created a model of a patient’s complex heart anatomy.
February 26, 2016
UC Davis cardiologists completed their 100th MitraClip case on Feb. 24, a milestone achieved by just a handful of hospitals nationwide. UC Davis Medical Center is the first to reach this mark in the Sacramento region.