Items Tagged ‘atrial fibrillation’

Are You Stroke Savvy?

December 12, 2019

Are You Stroke Savvy?

By adinielli adinielli

“We’re looking at people’s risk for stroke and heart attack by doing a basic quiz,” explains Pamela Nye, the stroke coordinator and clinical nurse specialist for neuroscience at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Pamela is volunteering at the Santa Monica Health Fair. “I’m checking heart rates, and we’re doing atrial fibrillation checks. So far, I’ve […]

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Tags: atrial fibrillation, featured, heart attack, heart rates, irregular heart rates, neuroscience, Santa Monica Health Fair, stroke, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


February 14, 2019

Thank you

By Outdoor 2018 Outdoor 2018

I am a 65 year old white male w a long history of cardiac issues. I had my 1st heart attack when I was 35 and subsequent 4 way bypass surgery at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach Ca. Additionally I had a 2nd minor heart attack when I was 49 and at that time had […]

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Tags: atrial fibrillation, cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, heart, heart attack, patient stories, ventricular tachycardia


October 17, 2018

Former Bruin football player tackles life following heart transplant

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

A lifelong athlete, Michael Coulter shares advice on getting through a major health hurdle As a defensive back on UCLA’s 1976 Rose Bowl championship football team, Michael Coulter went on to play professionally with the Oakland Raiders. Later, after leaving football, he would rejoin his alma mater and begin a 20-year career with the UCLA […]

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Tags: atrial fibrillation, Bruin football, congestive heart failure, Dr. Eugene DePasquale, Dr. Mario Deng, exercise, heart transplant, hospitalization, surgery, UCLA Bruins


Ask the Doctors - How beneficial or risky is a daily glass of wine?

April 12, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How beneficial or risky is a daily glass of wine?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: I enjoy a nice glass of wine at the end of the day, but I’ve heard various reports about its health risks. So, tell me: In women, does alcohol increase or decrease the chances of premature death? It depends on the amount.  The most definitive study on this topic was done in 1995. […]

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Tags: alcohol consumption, alcohol for women, alcohol use, Ask the Doctors, atrial fibrillation, breast cancer risk, Dr. Robert Ashley, healthy lifestyle


All I thought I had was a pulled calf muscle...could have died...

March 28, 2018

All I thought I had was a pulled calf muscle…could have died…

By uclahealth uclahealth

My primary doctor at UCLA is Dr. Ryan Aronin in the 100 bldg at the medical plaza.  He is young, thorough, effcient, and wise.  I have Atrial Fibrillation, which is an irregular heartbeat.  It puts me at risk for blood clotting, which could cause a stroke, heart attack, or death.  I also have low Testosterone […]

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Tags: atrial fibrillation, blood clotting, blood thinners, Doctors Day, Dr. Ryan Aronin, emergency room, featured, femoral artery, heart attack, hemotologist, irregular heartbeat, low Testosterone levels


Phrenic nerve damaged from stroke

June 15, 2017

Phrenic nerve damaged from stroke

By stratforddrive454 stratforddrive454

I had a bicycle accident in the late 1980s (No helmet) and my head hit the concrete very hard. 12 years after I had a full stroke. I was OK for several years then I almost passed out and my heart went into A-fibrillation. Fast and hard. my breathing mechanism seemed to be damaged and […]

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Tags: Afib, Anxiety, atrial fibrillation, breathing, Dr. Reza Jarrahy, exercise, nerve damage, patient stories, phrenic nerve, phrenic nerve damage, phrenic nerve injury, stroke


August 17, 2016

Diagnosis – understanding

By marianmcdonell marianmcdonell

I experienced some issues with my health in 2014, my heart was beating extremely fast and my blood pressure was soaring. After a visit to my PCP I was referred to a cardiologist who diagnosed me with Non valvular AFIB. Xarelto 20mg was prescribed and I was advised to come back in 6 months. Because […]

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Tags: atrial fibrillation, cardiologist, Dr. Jason Hove, emergency room, heart, Non Valvular AFIB, non-valvular atrial fibrillation, patient stories