Advanced Heart Failure Evaluation and Therapies Program
Clinic address: 39141
Civic Center Drive, Suite 335, Fremont, CA 94538
referrals and new patient appointments): (415) 353-4145 (option 1)
Administrative address: UCSF Medical Center
Millberry Union, 500 Parnassus Ave., Suite 420, San
Francisco, CA 94143
353-4145 (option 1)
Fax: (415) 353-4166
The internationally recognized UCSF Advanced Heart
Failure Evaluation and Therapies Program now offers a
convenient outreach clinic in Fremont. Beginning in
November 2014, the clinic, located at the Washington
Township Medical Foundation offices, is designed to
provide a convenient consultative service for our cardiology colleagues by
expanding the spectrum of therapeutic options for advanced heart failure
patients in the local community. A major goal is to identify patients early who
may benefit from advanced heart failure therapies such as heart transplantation
or mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices. This will allow a convenient
collaboration between local cardiologists and their colleagues at UCSF Medical
Heart Transplant Program
With more than 20 years of experience in heart
transplantation, the UCSF Heart Transplant Program is one of the most experienced
programs in the region with excellent outcomes. Although there are established
criteria for heart transplant candidacy, UCSF, as an academic medical center,
has greater access to progressive devices, making more patients eligible for
Modalities incorporated in treatment of patients with
Advanced Heart failure include:
- Imaging modalities, such as 3-D echocardiography,
cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, cardiac positron emission tomography and
coronary computed tomography.
- Invasive/interventional procedures, including
right- and left-heart catheterization, myocardial biopsy, coronary
angioplasty, valvuloplasty and alcohol septal
- Cardiac surgeries, including mitral valve repair,
ventricular reconstruction and high-risk coronary artery bypass.
Volumes and outcomes
- The UCSF Advanced Heart Failure Evaluation and
Therapies Program has some of the best outcomes in the nation.
- Each year, 18-25 heart transplants are performed at
UCSF, with more than 260 patients transplanted to date (including 12 heart-lung
and 24 heart-kidney transplants).
- Recent national data compiled by the
Scientific Registry of Transplant
Recipients reported that the one-year survival rate
for heart transplantation at UCSF was 94 percent compared to an average
national rate of 91 percent and that the three-year survival rate was 97
percent compared to a national average rate of 83 percent.
- UCSF has one of the lowest readmission rates for
heart failure patients in the nation, with an average all-cause, 30-day readmission
rate of 11 percent. Our 90-day readmission rate, at 24 percent, is also one of
the best in the nation.
- Inpatient and 30-day post-discharge mortality rates
for acute decompensated heart failure patients are lower than the national
For questions about the program, please call (415) 353-4145, choose option 1.