Liviu Klein, MD, MS

Associate Professor of CLIN-HCOMP
+1 415 502-8584

My clinical interests are heart failure and cardiac arrhythmias in patients with heart failure. Having advanced training in both heart failure and electrophysiology, I practice an integrated approach in treating patients with heart failure and cardiac arrhythmias. I am also interested in cardiac recovery using electrical (i.e. cardiac resynchronization) and mechanical (i.e. ventricular assist devices) therapies. I treat patients across the heart failure spectrum, from early diagnosis to heart transplantation. At UCSF, I am the Director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support and Heart Failure Device Programs.

My research is aimed at understanding the epidemiology of heart failure in women and sudden cardiac death in women with heart failure. In addition, I am developing new diagnostic sensors and therapeutic devices for patients with cardiovascular disease, including patients with heart failure. At UCSF, I am the Director of the Cardiology Clinical Research infrastructure.


Long-Term Corticosteroid-Sparing Immunosuppression for Cardiac Sarcoidosis.

Rosenthal DG, Parwani P, Murray TO, Petek BJ, Benn BS, De Marco T, Gerstenfeld EP, Janmohamed M, Klein L, Lee BK, Moss JD, Scheinman MM, Hsia HH, Selby V, Koth LL, Pampaloni MH, Zikherman J, Vedantham V

Classification of Decompensated Heart Failure from Clinical and Home Ballistocardiography.

Aydemir VB, Nagesh S, Shandhi M, Fan J, Klein L, Etemadi M, Heller JA, Inan O, Rehg JM

Internal Jugular Vein as Alternative Access for Implantation of a Wireless Pulmonary Artery Pressure Sensor.

Abraham J, McCann P, Wang L, Schnell Heringer A, Paulsen J, Chappell J, Remick J, Westerdahl D, Lewis R, Callis K, Spinelli KJ, Klein L

Atrial arrhythmias in patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy: Prevalence, echocardiographic predictors, and treatment.

Cardona-Guarache R, Åström-Aneq M, Oesterle A, Asirvatham R, Svetlichnaya J, Marcus GM, Gerstenfeld EP, Klein L, Scheinman MM

Non-Invasive Estimation of Pulmonary Vascular Resistance Improves Portopulmonary Hypertension Screening in Liver Transplant Candidates.

DesJardin JT, Manicardi M, Svetlichnaya Y, Kolaitis NA, Papolos AI, Selby VN, Zier LS, Klein L, Aras MA, Yao FY, Roberts JP, De Marco T

Evaluation of a lateral thoracotomy implant approach for a centrifugal-flow left ventricular assist device: The LATERAL clinical trial.

McGee E, Danter M, Strueber M, Mahr C, Mokadam NA, Wieselthaler G, Klein L, Lee S, Boeve T, Maltais S, Pretorius GV, Adler E, Vassiliades T, Cheung A

Pregnancy complications and premature cardiovascular events among 1.6 million California pregnancies.

Arnaout R, Nah G, Marcus G, Tseng Z, Foster E, Harris IS, Divanji P, Klein L, Gonzalez J, Parikh N

Feasibility and Utility of Intraoperative Epicardial Scar Characterization During Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation for Destination Therapy.

Moss JD, Oesterle A, Raiman M, Flatley EE, Beaser AD, Jeevanandam V, Klein L, Ota T, Wieselthaler G, Uriel N, Tung R

Physical Activity and Incidence of Heart Failure in Postmenopausal Women.

LaMonte MJ, Manson JE, Chomistek AK, Larson JC, Lewis CE, Bea JW, Johnson KC, Li W, Klein L, LaCroix AZ, Stefanick ML, Wactawski-Wende J, Eaton CB

Risk Factor Burden, Heart Failure, and Survival in Women of Different Ethnic Groups: Insights From the Women's Health Initiative.

Breathett K, Leng I, Foraker RE, Abraham WT, Coker L, Whitfield KE, Shumaker S, Manson JE, Eaton CB, Howard BV, Ijioma N, Cené CW, Martin LW, Johnson KC, Klein L

Sex and Race Differences in Lifetime Risk of Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction and Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction.

Pandey A, Omar W, Ayers C, LaMonte M, Klein L, Allen NB, Kuller LH, Greenland P, Eaton CB, Gottdiener JS, Lloyd-Jones DM, Berry JD

Novel Wearable Seismocardiography and Machine Learning Algorithms Can Assess Clinical Status of Heart Failure Patients.

Inan OT, Baran Pouyan M, Javaid AQ, Dowling S, Etemadi M, Dorier A, Heller JA, Bicen AO, Roy S, De Marco T, Klein L

Reproductive Factors and Incidence of Heart Failure Hospitalization in the Women's Health Initiative.

Hall PS, Nah G, Howard BV, Lewis CE, Allison MA, Sarto GE, Waring ME, Jacobson LT, Manson JE, Klein L, Parikh NI

Relationship Between Physical Activity, Body Mass Index, and Risk of Heart Failure.

Pandey A, LaMonte M, Klein L, Ayers C, Psaty BM, Eaton CB, Allen NB, de Lemos JA, Carnethon M, Greenland P, Berry JD

Disseminated Acanthamoeba infection in a heart transplant recipient treated successfully with a miltefosine-containing regimen: Case report and review of the literature.

Brondfield MN, Reid MJ, Rutishauser RL, Cope JR, Tang J, Ritter JM, Matanock A, Ali I, Doernberg SB, Hilts-Horeczko A, DeMarco T, Klein L, Babik JM

Risk Factors for Incident Hospitalized Heart Failure With Preserved Versus Reduced Ejection Fraction in a Multiracial Cohort of Postmenopausal Women.

Eaton CB, Pettinger M, Rossouw J, Martin LW, Foraker R, Quddus A, Liu S, Wampler NS, Hank Wu WC, Manson JE, Margolis K, Johnson KC, Allison M, Corbie-Smith G, Rosamond W, Breathett K, Klein L

Partial LVAD restores ventricular outputs and normalizes LV but not RV stress distributions in the acutely failing heart in silico.

Sack KL, Baillargeon B, Acevedo-Bolton G, Genet M, Rebelo N, Kuhl E, Klein L, Weiselthaler GM, Burkhoff D, Franz T, Guccione JM

Risk of heart failure among postmenopausal women: a secondary analysis of the randomized trial of vitamin D plus calcium of the women's health initiative.

Donneyong MM, Hornung CA, Taylor KC, Baumgartner RN, Myers JA, Eaton CB, Gorodeski EZ, Klein L, Martin LW, Shikany JM, Song Y, Li W, Manson JE

Risk factors for atrial fibrillation and their population burden in postmenopausal women: the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study.

Perez MV, Wang PJ, Larson JC, Soliman EZ, Limacher M, Rodriguez B, Klein L, Manson JE, Martin LW, Prineas R, Connelly S, Hlatky M, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Stefanick ML

Effects of postmenopausal hormone therapy on incident atrial fibrillation: the Women's Health Initiative randomized controlled trials.

Perez MV, Wang PJ, Larson JC, Virnig BA, Cochrane B, Curb JD, Klein L, Manson JE, Martin LW, Robinson J, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Stefanick ML

Fine-mapping and initial characterization of QT interval loci in African Americans.

Avery CL, Sethupathy P, Buyske S, He Q, Lin DY, Arking DE, Carty CL, Duggan D, Fesinmeyer MD, Hindorff LA, Jeff JM, Klein L, Patton KK, Peters U, Shohet RV, Sotoodehnia N, Young AM, Kooperberg C, Haiman CA, Mohlke KL, Whitsel EA, North KE

Racial and ethnic differences in incident hospitalized heart failure in postmenopausal women: the Women's Health Initiative.

Eaton CB, Abdulbaki AM, Margolis KL, Manson JE, Limacher M, Klein L, Allison MA, Robinson JG, Curb JD, Martin LA, Liu S, Howard BV

Education, income, and incident heart failure in post-menopausal women: the Women's Health Initiative Hormone Therapy Trials.

Shah RU, Winkleby MA, Van Horn L, Phillips LS, Eaton CB, Martin LW, Rosal MC, Manson JE, Ning H, Lloyd-Jones DM, Klein L

Quality of care and outcomes in women hospitalized for heart failure.

Klein L, Grau-Sepulveda MV, Bonow RO, Hernandez AF, Williams MV, Bhatt DL, Fonarow GC

Clinical experience and patient outcomes associated with the TandemHeart percutaneous transseptal assist device among a heterogeneous patient population.

Tempelhof MW, Klein L, Cotts WG, Benzuly KH, Davidson CJ, Meyers SN, McCarthy PM, Malaisrie CS, McGee EC, Beohar N

Acute heart failure syndromes: current state and framework for future research.

Gheorghiade M, Zannad F, Sopko G, Klein L, Piña IL, Konstam MA, Massie BM, Roland E, Targum S, Collins SP, Filippatos G, Tavazzi L

Hyponatremia in patients with heart failure.

De Luca L, Klein L, Udelson JE, Orlandi C, Sardella G, Fedele F, Gheorghiade M

A predictive model for survival after in-hospital cardiopulmonary arrest.

Danciu SC, Klein L, Hosseini MM, Ibrahim L, Coyle BW, Kehoe RF

New insights into diastolic heart failure: role of diabetes mellitus.

Piccini JP, Klein L, Gheorghiade M, Bonow RO

Pharmacologic therapy for patients with chronic heart failure and reduced systolic function: review of trials and practical considerations.

Klein L, O'Connor CM, Gattis WA, Zampino M, de Luca L, Vitarelli A, Fedele F, Gheorghiade M

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