UC San Diego Health System: Saving Time, Saving Lives

Lifesaving cardiac treatment time exceeds national guidelines

Over the last year, UC San Diego Health System managed to significantly decrease average door-to-balloon time, beating national guidelines by over a third, and improving care of patients with the most severe type of heart attack, known as STEMI (ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction)… Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom >>

Dr. Ehtisham Mahmud   Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center

Ehtisham “Shami” Mahmud, MD, FACC, pictured above left, chairs UC San Diego Health System’s Door-to-Balloon Time Committee. Dr. Mahmud is Chief of Clinical Cardiovascular Medicine, Co-Director of the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and Professor of Medicine.