Items Tagged ‘cardiology’

A couple's journey: Escaping World War II, seven decades of marriage and life-saving heart procedures at age 90

February 22, 2018

A couple’s journey: Escaping World War II, seven decades of marriage and life-saving heart procedures at age 90

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

Minimally invasive procedure replaces failing heart valve in older patients too frail for surgery World War II was ending, and Rudolph Loebel’s father had been killed at the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz, in German-occupied Poland. Fearing for his safety, Loebel’s mother sent her teenage son to a children’s home in a small town in […]

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Tags: cardiology, conscious sedation, Dr. Olkay Aksoy, Dr. Richard Shemin, Dr. William Suh, heart disease, heart surgery, heart valve, minimally invasive procedure, TAVR, TAVR program, trans-catheter aortic valve replacement


March 31, 2017

From broken to healed

By mstriplem mstriplem

After getting a second opinion five years ago, I finally needed my repair. I wanted to thank my great UCLA cardiologist, Dr. Leigh Reardon, his great clinical team and my surgeon, Dr. Hillel Laks and his surgical team! They were all amazing in treating my condition. I am grateful for their skill, and most of […]

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Tags: cardiology, Doctors Day, Dr. Hillel Laks, Dr. Leigh Reardon, heart, heart surgery, patient stories, UCLA Heart Services


March 29, 2017

Favorite doctor

By blanket01 blanket01

I had a liver transplant and open heart surgery here at UCLA and couldn’t have been treated any better. My experience at UCLA was just wonderful! I want to thank the liver transplant doctors and my heart surgeon, Dr. Murray H. Kwon. But the one that stood out to me was Dr. James Wilson, my kidney […]

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Tags: cardiology, Doctors Day, Dr. James Wilson, Dr. Murray H. Kwan, emergency, ER, heart, liver transplant, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Transplantation Services


This is bigger than me

March 28, 2017

This is bigger than me

By djpatel31 djpatel31

As someone born with a rare heart defect, pulmonary atresia, and having had a stroke at the age of 4, I recognize how important healthcare innovation has been in playing a role in giving me a chance at a normal life. To put that in perspective about 1 in every 10,000 babies is born with […]

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Tags: adult cardiology, adult congenital heart disease, cardiology, Doctors Day, Dr. Jamil Aboulhosn, heart disease, interventional cardiology, patient stories, pediatric cardiology, stroke


On Top of the World

March 27, 2017

On Top of the World

By uclacardiofan uclacardiofan

Thanks to Dr. Jonathan Tobis and the UCLA Interventional Cardiology team I am alive and hiking today. In January 2004 I went to my primary doctor due to increasing fatigue, actually falling asleep driving home from work. I had an echocardiogram that revealed a birth defect that had never been diagnosed for 40+ years, a […]

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Tags: Amplatzer septal occluder, ASD, atrial septal defect, cardiology, Doctors Day, Dr. Jonathan Tobis, echocardiogram, heart, patient stories, ucla interventional cardiology


We know better, but we’re still eating too much salt

March 24, 2017

We know better, but we’re still eating too much salt

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you know the importance of limiting your salt consumption. Too much sodium can cause excess water build up, causing blood pressure to rise and straining your heart and blood vessels. But despite this warning, a new study found that patients with high blood pressure, or hypertension, are […]

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Tags: cardiology, Dr. Gregg Fonarow, healthy eating, heart health, high blood pressure, hypertension, nutrition, Salt, sodium, wellness


Actually Taking Care

February 16, 2017

Actually Taking Care

By uclahealth uclahealth

“The cardiac department is such a close team. I enjoy coming to work because we have such camaraderie,” says Nancy Fukumoto, a cardiology operating room nurse at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center who went to nursing school at UCLA and has stayed a Bruin for over 20 years. “You always think heart disease isn’t going […]

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Tags: cardiac department, cardiology, heart disease, heart health, Heart Month, heart services, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Celebrating Heart Month - Fact #2

February 4, 2017

Celebrating Heart Month – Fact #2

By uclahealth uclahealth

A person is more likely to have a heart attack on Monday morning than on any other day/time of the week. Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.  

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Tags: cardiology, heart, heart attack, heart attacks, Heart Month, UCLA Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Health Program


Fabulous at 94

February 3, 2017

Fabulous at 94

By uclahealth uclahealth

“A doctor told my mother that she had 6 months to one year to live, and my daughter and I decided that we weren’t going to accept that,” says Darleen Mosher, pictured right, regarding her mother’s aortic stenosis. Alta Mauer Claassen, pictured left, needed a valve replacement, as her aortic valve wasn’t properly opening to […]

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Tags: aortic stenosis, aortic valve, cardiology, Dr. William Suh, heart, heart health, Heart Month, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, valve replacement


Queen Latifah and UCLA cardiologist discuss why heart failure is a family affair

October 24, 2016

Queen Latifah and UCLA cardiologist discuss why heart failure is a family affair

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

More than 6 million Americans live with heart failure. Including Queen Latifah’s mother. That’s why the award-winning actress, singer, songwriter and producer recently joined UCLA cardiologist Dr. Karol Watson and the American Heart Association on World Heart Day for a Facebook Live event held at UCLA. The goal? Raise awareness of the AHA’s “Rise Above […]

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Tags: American Heart Association, cardiology, David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Karol Watson, fatigue, heart failure, heart symptoms, Living with heart failure, preventative cardiology, Queen Latifah, Rise Above Heart Failure, Salt