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Dear Doctors: I used to be pretty active, but after a diagnosis of Afib in the spring, I’ve become reluctant to exercise. My wife is after me to get moving again, and my son says he just read that people with Afib live longer if they exercise. Is he right?

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By Ask the Doctors • October 28, 2020
In June of 2020 I had heart surgery in Honolulu Hi. Soon there after I developed severe pain in my right leg, to painful to walk. After exhausting all options in Hawaii I turned to UCLA neurology for help. I called on a Tuesday and was given an appointment that [...]
By uclahealth • October 12, 2020
If you are reading this review, probably you are considering finding the best cardiologist for your situation. Hopefully you have the time and advantage to ask your friends and family for referrals so you can do the research for your best alternatives. Unfortunately none of that applied to me. I woke [...]
By Grateful • October 12, 2020

UCLA Health experts address some of the consequences of social isolation during the pandemic lockdown

By uclahealth • July 22, 2020

Why you shouldn't ignore these symptoms - read here

By Anne Machalinski • July 14, 2020

Experts Weigh in on Measures to Stay Safe

By uclahealth • April 16, 2020

“I tell parents when I first meet them that they’re going to become experts in the heart,” smiles Kristen Ethridge, a pediatric nurse practitioner with the pediatric cardiac surgery program. Kristen (pictured second from left) poses with other cardiac nurses from the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. “Cardiac nursing has been [...]

By uclahealth • February 21, 2020

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, causing 1 in 4—or just over 600,000—deaths each year. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death. Both are more likely to occur if you have one of three specific risk factors, detailed below.

Risk factors for heart disease [...]
By uclahealth • September 19, 2019

Howard Brenner had his first heart attack at 41, and soon after, became a UCLA Health patient. In the past 20-plus years, Brenner, now 67, has had various imaging studies and procedures, including the placement of nine stents to open up his coronary arteries. All of this is documented in [...]

By uclahealth • September 18, 2019

Noah Bella Michaelis spent 13 years living with health challenges from being born with complex congenital heart defects (CHD) and heterotaxy syndrome. The syndrome involves an abnormal arrangement of internal organs in the chest and abdomen. On January 3, 2017, Noah succumbed to a life-threatening condition she developed, known as [...]

By uclahealth • May 23, 2019