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With its comprehensive range of specialties, technologies, clinical trials, outreach programs and focus on patient care, UC Davis Health System is widely recognized as the premier cardiovascular care provider for the Northern California region and beyond. With the opening of the Surgery and Emergency Services Pavilion at UC Davis Medical Center, these capabilities will rise to a whole new level.
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Donald M. Bers, who holds the Silva Chair for Cardiovascular Research and is chair of UC Davis School of Medicine’s Department of Pharmacology, has established a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary research core where clinical and basic scientists, under the same umbrella, can tackle existing challenges in the prevention and treatment of heart failure and cardiac arrhythmias.
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After nearly 10 years of planning and construction, UC Davis Medical Center's Surgery and Emergency Services Pavilion opens to patients, families and visitors.
The need is significant. More than 81 million Americans over age 20 have one or more types of cardiovascular disease such as high blood pressure, coronary heart disease or congestive heart failure. Peripheral vascular disease is estimated to affect up to 10 million Americans. UC Davis Health System is improving cardiovascular health through state-of-the-art patient care, cutting-edge research, education and outreach.