Dr. Liviu Klein

Cardiology
San Francisco, CA
23 years experience male

Locations

UCSF Heart Transplant

San Francisco, CA

Address

400 Parnassus Avenue, 6th floor, San Francisco, CA
Directions

Fax

415-353-4166

Insurances accepted

Alameda Alliance for Health

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Blue Cross of California

Blue Shield of California

CIGNA Health Care

Health Net Of California

Medical Card System Inc

UnitedHealthcare

UCSF Cardiovascular Care Center

San Francisco, CA

About

Bio

Liviu Klein, MD, MS, is the Director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support and Heart Failure Device Programs in the Division of Cardiology at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Klein is knowledgeable in management of advanced heart failure patients using ultrafiltration, mechanical assist devices (both percutaneous and implantable) and heart transplantation. He actively follows patients with electrical devices such as cardiac resynchronization therapy, defibrillators, pacemakers, and implantable hemodynamic monitoring systems. Dr. Klein's research expertise lies in epidemiology and clinical trial development. He is currently funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, St. Jude Medical, CVRx, Sunshine Heart. Dr. Klein has published extensively in medical journals on topics of heart failure. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco.

Specialties
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Cardiology

Cardiac Electrophysiology

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English, Romanian

Doctor Q&A

303 Answers
233 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liviu Klein
23 years experience Cardiology
Absolutely : Alcohol in large quantities is cardiotoxic and this amount of drinking can lead to cardiomyopathy. The good news is that stopping drinking and taking ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liviu Klein
23 years experience Cardiology
Most: Quinolone or macrolide antibiotics are the ones mostly associated with prolonged QT. The other classes are safer. As always, beware of interactions wi ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liviu Klein
23 years experience Cardiology
Orthostatic changes: You may have orthostatic hypotension, essentially a drop in blood pressure with standing, due to a delay in the venous return from your legs to the he ... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Klein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Klein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Dear Dr. Klein, Thank you for your time and advice. After reading your advice i have taken a resolve to pay active attention to my health and hopefully work up on these indicators. I did consult my do...Read More
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Thank you for answering my question, but because i have no ins my doc is scouting for someone to help me. This seems to be taking to long in my opinion. I guess thats what happens to us people who are...Read More
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Thank you Dr...It was for svt induced AF... My EP called this morning and confirmed your diagnosis. I know your time is valuable and appreciate how you sacraficed some of it for me.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Pharmacy 'Carol Davila', Romania
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

ADVOCATE ILLINOIS MASONIC MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Associate Professor
Director, MechanicL Circulatory Support and Heart Failure Device Program

Affiliations

UCSF Division of Cardiology
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