Choosing the right general cardiologist is an important decision. The role of a general cardiologist ranges from conducting routine check-ups to collaborating with cardiothoracic surgeons or other specialists to treat more complex heart conditions.
UC San Diego Health System’s renowned cardiologists are leaders in the treatment of abnormal heart rhythms, or arrhythmias. If you have been diagnosed with abnormal heart rhythm, our team of specialists will collaborate to determine the best course of treatment and follow up care for you.
We provide care from the onset of congestive heart failure symptoms through the long-term management of living with chronic heart failure or receiving a heart transplantation.
UC San Diego Health System regularly performs catheterization, balloon angioplasty, atherectomy (removing plaque from a blood vessel) or stenting (inserting a mesh tube into a blood vessel) to treat and prevent heart attack and stroke.
UC San Diego Health System is a national leader in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary vascular diseases. Since its inception in 1988, our multidisciplinary team of surgeons and researchers have developed techniques to facilitate the diagnosis and management of patients with primary and secondary forms of pulmonary hypertension.
Patients who attend our Valve Clinic are seen by a team of physicians and health care providers, including cardiologists and cardiac surgeons. This team approach provides the best possible care for our patients and can greatly reduce the need for multiple appointments.
Congenital heart defects are abnormalities in the heart’s structure that have been present since birth. These defects can involve the valves within the heart, the interior walls of the heart, or the veins and arteries associated with heart.