Items Tagged ‘congestive heart failure’

Meant to Be

April 3, 2019

Meant to Be

By uclahealth uclahealth

“The doctor said, ‘There’s nothing else we can do,’ but my daughter said, ‘We want a new heart,’” says 70-year-old Sarah Hopkins, whose congestive heart failure had her in and out of the hospital. “I heard UCLA Health was a great hospital, so I called and made an appointment. From the moment we saw Dr. […]

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Tags: congestive heart failure, Dr. Martin Cadeiras, featured, heart transplant


Pleasurable Experience

April 1, 2019

Pleasurable Experience

By uclahealth uclahealth

“In June of 2017, three years after I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure, I arrived at UCLA Health,” says Michael Trovato, whose condition had continually worsened. “I was assessed by a few hospitals in California, all of which declined to accept me as a heart transplant patient due to my age. I met with […]

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Tags: congestive heart failure, Dr. Daniel Cruz, featured, heart transplant, kidney transplant, left ventricular assist device, UCLA Transplant Services


January 2, 2019

Triple Transplant, Triple Kidneys

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I have three kidneys,” says Wayne Darrington, a heart, lung and kidney transplant patient from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “I feel so grateful and blessed to be alive and thriving. I had amyloidosis (a buildup of amyloid proteins in organs), which affects about 50,000 people worldwide. In my case it started attacking my lungs […]

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Tags: amyloidosis, congestive heart failure, featured, heart transplant, kidney transplant, lung transplant, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Extensivist program helps high-risk patients manage health and avoid hospitalization

January 2, 2019

Extensivist program helps high-risk patients manage health and avoid hospitalization

By uclahealth uclahealth

Story highlights Launched in July 2017, the UCLA Health Extensivist Program provides care for more than 400 complex patients. The program is set to expand to UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and outlying communities in 2019. A new program launched last year by the UCLA Department of Medicine is helping patients at high risk for hospitalization […]

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Tags: acupuncture, cerebrovascular disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, congestive heart failure, Dr. Andrew Shubov, Dr. Sun Yoo, mind-body practices, organ transplantation, primary care medical home, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Center for East-West Medicine, UCLA Health Extensivist Program


December 21, 2018

I Feel Like a Different Person

By Tuxedo Tuxedo

I had no health conditions – no diagnoses and no medications. I have worked in mental health and am employed by a company that owns 200 hospitals. Often in more rural areas they have trouble locating someone to be the director. I assist with this and also help them get ready for surveys. A year […]

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Tags: A-Fib, adenoma, calcium, congestive heart failure, Dr. Michael Yeh, EKG, kidney, patient stories, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


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


Quick facts about flu shots

November 4, 2016

Quick facts about flu shots

By Enrique Rivero Enrique Rivero

Flu season is underway and there’s still time to get your shot. While it’s recommended to get vaccinated as early as possible, flu season tends to peak in January or later, depending on which part of the country you are living or traveling in, and it takes about two weeks for the vaccine to become […]

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Tags: antibodies, asthma, chronic medical conditions, congestive heart failure, cough, diabetes, Dr. T. Warner Hudson, flu, flu season, flu shots, Flu strains, Flu vaccine


October 12, 2016

A lot of things have changed for the better

By uclahealth uclahealth

Chuck’s Story Total Lost: 110 pounds* “I am the president of the California Rural Letter Carriers Association, and that puts me in the public eye. That’s a big step for me — before the surgery, I probably wouldn’t have been able to do something like this because of my self-image. A lot of things have changed […]

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Tags: bariatric, bariatric surgery, congestive heart failure, exercise, gastric bypass, loss weight, patient story, physical activity, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, weight loss