UC San Diego Health System February 2013
Focus on Health
  Highlighting Heart Month  
  Go Red for Women building lighting

We "Go Red" for Women: In recognition of February as Heart Disease Awareness Month, UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center (shown above) and the Medical Center in Hillcrest were lit up in red. You can check out the ruby-hued buildings through February. View photos on Facebook.

Dr. Alan Maisel

Diagnosing Heart Failure:
When Minutes Count

Emergency room doctors needed a quick way to diagnose heart failure. Alan Maisel, MD, a professor of medicine at UC San Diego, and colleagues gave them one. Read more...


Matters of the Heart: A Q&A
with Ehtisham Mahmud, MD

Ehtisham Mahmud, MD, co-director of Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, talks about the challenges and advances in understanding, treating and preventing heart disease. Read more...

Lead Extraction Patient
100th Patient to Successfully Undergo Delicate Heart Procedure

A 29-year-old mother and 5K runner is the 100th patient to successfully undergo a lead extraction surgery at Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center. Learn about the collaborative program pioneered at UC San Diego Health System, and meet the patient who says she would not be alive without the quick action of our cardiac team. Read more...


Fun Fact

Ambulance named after Dr. Kulidjian

A Doc in Africa and an Ambulance Named Anna

Anna Kulidjian, MD, orthopedic surgeon at UC San Diego Health System, heads a San Diego surgical team hoping to change the face of patient care overseas. Through the team’s humanitarian efforts, much-needed surgical care has been brought to remote villages, like Maasai, Kenya, where money was recently raised to purchase an ambulance the grateful Kuku community named “Anna.” View photos...

  Patient Sharon Henegar

Patient Story: 10 Years After A Liver Transplant

Sharon Henegar needed a liver transplant to save her life. Her son, Daniel, was a match and became a live donor. Ten years later, the family was reunited with Ajai Khanna, MD, who performed the surgery at UC San Diego Health System. Watch video...

  Upcoming Events

April 13: Women’s Wellness Day - Save the date!
Join us for an informative and inspiring day with the latest insights on women’s health issues. For more info, email healthevents@ucsd.edu

February 7, 2013
Focus on Health Seminar: Women’s Heart Health

February 14, 2013
Advanced Health Care Directives Workshop

February 24, 2013
Baby Vaccination Education Class

February 25, 2013
Meet the Maternity Team

March 7, 2013
Focus on Health Seminar: Colorectal Health and Disease Prevention

Chili Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Chili Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Get this recipe and heart-healthy tips from one of our registered dietitians.

Chocolate display

Survey: Chocolate, the Superfood

Chocolate has more immune-boosting, good-for-you stuff than blueberries, acai and other so-called “superfoods” - what kind of chocolate do you like? Take our survey...

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