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World Class Cardiac Care Near Home: Customized Care in the Heart of the Tri-City Area

World Class Cardiac Care Near Home: Customized Care in the Heart of the Tri-City Area

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S., but Tri-City residents can be confident they’ll be in good hands in case of heart attack and other heart-related conditions. In collaboration with UCSF Health, Washington Hospital offers a full range of cardiac services delivered by academic doctors and surgeons alongside our community cardiologists, using the latest technologies and minimally invasive techniques.

Washington Hospital is a designated STEMI Receiving Center for Alameda County. A ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is a severe heart attack requiring immediate intervention. In 2022 the Hospital was awarded the American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines®— Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center Silver award. These designations and honors mean we have the facilities, technology and experts needed to provide immediate diagnostic tests and interventions necessary to save lives.

According to Nowwar Mustafa, MD, a cardiologist with an impressive six board certifications who joined Washington Township Medical Foundation in June, “Patients who come to Washington Hospital, instead of traveling to an academic medical center, don’t need to compromise on receiving the highest quality cardiac care. They have local access to our comprehensive program including outstanding cardiologists, renowned UCSF cardiothoracic surgeons, and structural heart specialists who provide customized, patient-focused care.”

Comprehensive cardiac services offered at Washington Hospital include:

  • Cardiology: Patients are diagnosed and treated using a combination of services that may include EKGs, angioplasty, stenting, cardioversions, interventional procedures, and pacemakers.
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery: Surgical candidates may see one of our UCSF cardiothoracic surgeons. Common procedures include open and endovascular approaches to aortic aneurysms, dissections, and ruptures; coronary artery bypasses; and transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR).
  • Structural Heart: Structural heart disease is a heart abnormality that does not affect the blood vessels. Procedures by these specialists are less invasive, such as TAVR and valvuloplasty.
  • Advanced Heart Failure: When heart failure has reached the most severe stage, patients meet with a specialist to discuss their options including possible clinical trials.
  • Outpatient Imaging: A full complement of radiological imaging is available including ultrasound, CT cardiac scans, and nuclear medicine.

For more information about cardiac-related services at Washington Hospital, visit If you need help finding a physician, visit and click on the link for “Find A Doctor.”