Items Tagged ‘cardiologist’

Updating to the Patient Perspective

May 13, 2019

Updating to the Patient Perspective

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Our number one hope is that the 200 or so referring physicians, cardiologists and internists are being updated with the protocols that we are currently using,” says Dr. Mario Deng, cardiologist and active participant in the Heart Failure Symposium and UCLA Health. “The symposium provides us, every year, with an opportunity to advance the multi-disciplinary […]

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Tags: cardiologist, cardiologists, Dr. Mario Deng, Heart Failure Symposium, internists


Moving Forward

March 4, 2019

Moving Forward

By uclahealth uclahealth

“It all started with a cough,” says Carlos Garcia, who came to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on the recommendation of his cardiologist in 2009. “They told me my heart was very weak and starting to stop. I had a pacemaker put in in 2012, but I still would need a heart transplant. I was […]

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Tags: cardiologist, cough, featured, heart transplant, pacemaker, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


UCLA Pediatric Heart Surgery Team Innovates Superior Care

February 28, 2019

UCLA Pediatric Heart Surgery Team Innovates Superior Care

By uclahealth uclahealth

There was a time Glen Van Arsdell, MD, director of pediatric cardiac surgery at UCLA Health, wanted to be a fireman or a chicken farmer. Those were unusual choices for a boy who spent his formative years in Thailand with parents who were medical missionaries. His father, a surgeon by training, provided his patients with […]

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Tags: cardiologist, Children's Heart Center, congenital heart disease, featured, Glen Van Arsdell MD, Heart Month, pediatric cardiology


Back to Doing What They Love

December 12, 2018

Back to Doing What They Love

By uclahealth uclahealth

“After a patient has a cardiovascular event, I really advocate that they try to resume the activities they enjoy and the things they have a passion for,” says Dr. Samuel Daneshvar, director of preventative cardiology and clinical cardiologist at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. “The UCLA Health Ornish Lifestyle Program gives our patients the confidence […]

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Tags: cardiologist, cardiovascular event, Dr. Samuel Daneshvar, heart attack, physical activities, preventative cardiology, UCLA Health Ornish Lifestyle Program, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


July 2, 2018

Journey from a Caterpillar (Pre-Operation) to a Butterfly (Recovery)

By butterfly62 tracymays16

I have been on hemodialysis for 15 years, which gave me fluctuating parathyroid issues. Due to abnormal blood calcium levels, my nephrologist recommended that I visit Dr. Yeh. I held off on surgery for a while because I was preoccupied with another surgery the past year. Though, I knew that forgoing treatment would put me […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, blood calcium levels, cardiologist, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, heart problems, hemodialysis, nephrologist, parathyroid, parathyroidectomy, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center


January 11, 2018

All’s well that ends well

By Ana manam515

I am a student and I am taking a class where we had to monitor our blood pressure. Mine was high so I went to UCLA Health. I was examined by a cardiologist and scans were done but they did not find the reason for the high blood pressure so I was referred to an […]

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Tags: adrenal gland, blood pressure, cardiologist, CT scan, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, high blood pressure, patient stories, student


200 hearts mended and counting

August 7, 2017

200 hearts mended and counting

By uclahealth uclahealth

“My dad was a pediatrician, and he was my hero. My very first year as an intern here, he got sick and passed away. After I finished my training, I went back to Peru, where my parents are from, and talked to one of the doctors in the hospital there,” says Dr. Juan Alejos, clinical […]

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Tags: cardiologist, congenital heart disease, Dr. Juan Alejos, featured, pediatric cardiology, pediatrician, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, surgeon, UCLA Pediatric Heart Transplant Program, US News, volunteer surgeons


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