Meet the Chief
Cardiovascular disease remains the nation’s leading cause of death, and UCSF is a pioneer in developing better ways to diagnose, and prevent heart disease. Our mission is to provide the best possible care to all patients with cardiovascular disease, make important discoveries that benefit patients and offer the best training for cardiology and subspecialty fellows.
Dr. Melvin Scheinman: 40th Anniversary of Catheter Ablation
In 1981 Dr. Scheinman performed the first catheter ablation in humans, threading a catheter through a blood vessel into the heart and successfully delivering an electric shock to short-circuit the arrhythmia. That innovation has revolutionized the care of millions of patients worldwide, relieving their suffering and even curing many of their arrhythmias.