UC Davis Vascular Center news releases
UC Davis Children's Hospital first in Sacramento region to offer patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) closures without surgery
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.
July 12, 2018
The new cardiac test is enabling UC Davis emergency medicine physicians to more quickly identify heart attack patients who come to the medical center with chest pain
July 10, 2018
Join cardiovascular expert John Rutledge for a fascinating lecture on the link between a healthy heart and aging well.
June 28, 2018
Using catheter-based ablation instead of medications alone reduces the risks of death and stroke in patients with the common form of heart arrhythmia known as atrial fibrillation, or AFib, new research from UC Davis physicians shows.
June 28, 2018
A mother and a pediatric heart surgeon, Amy Rahm is helping to build a national reputation for pediatric cardiac care at UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center. Here is a Q&A with her.
June 19, 2018
A team of UC Davis vascular surgery residents won first place in a contest of skills and knowledge at the June 15 Pacific Northwest Endovascular Conference in Seattle.
June 15, 2018
Emergency medicine physicians at UC Davis Health will begin using the latest-generation cardiac troponin (cTn) test next week to more quickly identify heart attack patients who come to the medical center with chest pain.
June 4, 2018
There are many paths to a career in medicine. Felicia Corbett was well into a career as a middle school science teacher when she decided she wanted to be involved in patient care instead. Today, she is a physician assistant with the heart failure team at UC Davis Health.
April 10, 2018
Matthew Mell, a national leader in defining health policy for managing and treating aortic disease, has joined UC Davis Health as director of the UC Davis Vascular Center and chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery.
April 9, 2018
Sergio Ledesma thought it was a cold. His son Adolfo had the usual symptoms. It was going around. But when he began to turn pale and could hardly breathe, his dad took him to the emergency room at their local hospital. By this point, Adolfo’s health had declined so much he was airlifted to UC Davis Children’s Hospital. He needed to be in the Pediatric and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PICU/PCICU) and UC Davis Children’s Hospital is the Central Valley's only level I pediatric trauma center and emergency department that includes state-of-the-art neonatal, pediatric and pediatric cardiac intensive care units.
February 16, 2018
UC Davis Health cardiologist and heart failure specialist Kathleen Tong talked about “What Works to Prevent Second Heart Attacks” during a grand rounds presentation sponsored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday, Feb. 20. It can be replayed via the Public Health Grand Rounds archive on the CDC’s website.
February 9, 2018
Adolescent and young adult cancer survivors who are African American, poor or have public or no health insurance are far more likely to suffer from coronary artery disease, heart failure or stroke later in life than non-Hispanic white cancer survivors.
December 5, 2017
UC Davis physician and nationally recognized heart disease expert Ezra A. Amsterdam has made Forbes' list of top cardiologists in the U.S.
October 25, 2017
Participating in a brief intervention delivered by their peers in community settings can help reduce smoking among youth and young adults, a new study from a team of tobacco-cessation researchers shows.
October 17, 2017
James A. “Jim” Fischer, a highly regarded UC Davis cardiologist and beloved mentor, died Sept. 8, 2017, in Sacramento.