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Education & Training
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, MD, 2003
Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2004
Stanford University Hospital, 2006; Internal Medicine Chief Resident, Stanford, CA, 2007
General Cardiology, Stanford University Hospital, 2011;
Health Care Research and Health Policy, Stanford University Hospital, 2011;
Cardiology Chief Fellow, Stanford University Hospital, 2010
Arrhythmia management, Atrial septal defect, Cardiac imaging, Cardiomyopathy, Cholesterol management, Congestive heart failure, Coronary artery disease, Critical care cardiology, Echocardiography, End-stage heart disease, Heart failure, Holter monitoring, Hypertension, Lipid management, Mitral valve repair,
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Heart failure, prevention and management of coronary heart disease, women's health, health outcomes in the aging population
American Heart Association member, American College of Cardiology speaker: Women's Health (Cardiology) Series; Veteran's Hospital
Dr. Tsai enjoys running and playing tennis, as well as spending time with family and friends.
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1. Tsai V, Kim S, Clatterbuck RE, et al. Cystic prostate metastases to the brain parenchyma: Report of two cases and review of the literature. J Neurooncol 2001: 51:167-173
2. Tsai V, Vagelos R, Rosso F, Boggs J, McConnell MV, Montoya JG. Primary Meningococcal Pericarditis: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice 2006: 14:137-143.
3. Tsai V, Chen H, Hsia HH, Zei PC, Wang PJ, and Al-Ahmad A. Cardiac Device Infections Complicated by Erosion. J Interven Card Electrophysiol 2007:19:133-137.
4. Tsai VW, Cooper J, Garan H, Natale A, Ptaszek LM, Ellinor PT, Hickey K, Downey R, Zei P, Hsia H, Wang P, Hunt S, Haddad F, Al-Ahmad A. The Efficacy of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators in Heart Transplant Recipients: Results from a Multicenter Registry. Circulation: Heart Failure 2009:2:197-201.
5. Heidenreich PA, Tsai V. Is Anyone Too Old for an Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator? Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 2009:2:6-8.
6. Shah R, Tsai V, Klein L, Heidenreich PA. Characteristics and Outcomes of Very Elderly Patients Following a Hospitalization for Heart Failure. Circulation: Heart Failure, 2011:4:301-307.
7. Tsai VW, Goldstein MK, Hsia HH, Wang Y, Curtis J, Heidenreich PA. Age Differences in Implantable Cardioverter- Defibrillator Use among U.S. Primary Prevention Patients. Journal of the American Geriatrics Association (JAGS). 2011:59:1589-1595.
8. Tsai V, Goldstein MK, Hsia H, Wang Y, Curtis J, Heidenreich PA. Influence of Age on Perioperative Complications among Patients Undergoing Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators for Primary Prevention in the United States. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 2011:4:549-556.
9. Heidenrieich PA, Tsai V, Curtis J, Wang Y, Turakhia MP, Masoudi FA, Varosy PD, Goldstein MK. A Validated Risk Model for One-Year Mortality after Primary Prevention ImplantableCardioverter Defibrillator Placement. Am Heart J, 2015. Published online: January 6, 2015. In press.
10. Kasier DW, Tsai V, Heidenreich PA, Goldstein M, Curtis JP, Yang Y, Turakhia M. Defibrillator Implantation Prevention in the United States: Inappropriate Care or Inadequate Documentation? Insights from the National Cardiovascular Data ICD Registry. Heart Rhythm, 2015. In press.
11. Heidenreich PA, Tsai V, Bao H, Curtis J, Goldstein M, Curtis L, Hernandez A, Peterson PM, Turakhia M, Masoudi F. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Older Adults. JACC: Heart Failure, 2015. In press.
Philosophy of Care
I believe in providing high-quality and personalized care, that is evidence-based and up-to-date. For me, this is achieved by closely listening to my patients, and carefully reaching tough decisions together.
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