Identifying Heart Failure When Minutes Count

News Feature from the UC San Diego Health System Newsroom

Identifying Heart Failure When Minutes Count
A profile of Dr. Alan S. Maisel
Director of the Coronary Care Unit and Heart Failure Program
Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System
by Scott LaFee

The ambulance arrives: lights flashing, siren blaring. Paramedics rush their patient – a 55-year-old male complaining of severe shortness of breath – into the hospital’s emergency room. He may be a case of life-threatening heart failure, but many non-cardiac diseases have similar symptoms. Confirmation is critical. It will determine what happens next; how the patient will be treated.”… Read the full profile from the UC San Diego Health System newsroom