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    Vivian Tsai

    Vivian Tsai, M.D.

    Cardiovascular Disease

    (Board Certified)
    Not Accepting new patients

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    Fremont Center
    3200 Kearney Street
    Building 2, 1st Floor
    Fremont, California 94538
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    (510) 498-2178 
    Palo Alto Center
    87 Encina Avenue
    1st Floor
    Palo Alto, California 94301
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    (650) 853-2975 

    Professional Interests

    Cardiovascular Disease
    Arrhythmia, Atrial septal defect, Cardiac critical care, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiovascular imaging and diagnostic services, Cholesterol management, Congestive heart failure, Coronary artery disease, Echocardiogram, End-stage heart disease, Heart failure, Holter monitor, Hypertension, Lipid management,
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    Additional Information

    Heart failure, prevention and management of coronary heart disease, women's health, health outcomes in the aging population

    Spoken Languages

    Mandarin (Good)

    Community Activities

    American Heart Association member, American College of Cardiology speaker: Women's Health (Cardiology) Series; Veteran's Hospital

    Personal Interests

    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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