cardiology

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 [...]
By djpatel31 • March 28, 2017
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 [...]
By uclacardiofan • March 27, 2017
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 [...]
By Amy Albin • March 24, 2017
“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 [...]
By uclahealth • February 16, 2017
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.  
By uclahealth • February 4, 2017
"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 [...]
By uclahealth • February 3, 2017
More than 6 million Americans live with heart failure. Including Queen Latifah’s mother. That’s why the [...]
By Amy Albin • October 24, 2016
Hi Everyone, We did it! Tomorrow is Cash's first birthday! All of you are on my mind and I just wanted to tell you how thankful for each and every person that has taken part in Cash's heart journey. It is because of all of you and your dedication [...]
By rainahurn • July 22, 2016
I CAME TO UCLA WITH AN AORTA THAT WAS ALMOST READY TO RUPTURE....I WAS SEEN BY DR. WESLEY MOORE AND HE DID A VERY EXTENSIVE SURGERY ON ME TO REPAIR MY PROBLEM. HE IS A MIRACLE WORKER AND HIS STAFF ALSO ARE THE BEST... I WAS IN THE [...]
By ballenabill • March 3, 2016
She has a Heart Full of Happiness. Shania needs a second heart transplant. We're waiting, and she is here long-term until she receives one," says Rosanna, mom to 8-year-old Shania. Shania received her first heart transplant in May 2007, then developed coronary artery disease seven years later. The team at [...]
By uclahealth • June 30, 2015